Nearly 100 golfers took part in the 25th Annual National Guard Educational Foundation Golf Tournament at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia, Oct. 2.
The event raised roughly $25,000 for NGEF, which preserves and shares all 387 years of the Guard's story.
The shotgun "Captain’s Choice" scramble began at 10 a.m. Golfers from across the country played during clear skies and comfortable temperatures all day.
Competitors were provided complimentary beverages by AM General, plus a buffet-style lunch sponsored by Collins Aerospace, USAA, JMark Services, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company.
A raffle involving several humidors, ticket packages for Washington Commanders and Washington Capitals games, a game-worn helmet from the Baltimore Ravens and gift certificates from other sponsors concluded the event.
The winning team of Darryl Shamble, Bob Murray, Phil Dombeck and Keith Long finished at 15 under par.
NGEF Director Luke Guthrie thanked all the participants for supporting the event.
"This year was our 25th tournament and this event wouldn’t happen without you guys," he said.
The tournament will return to Laurel Hill next year at a date to be determined.
NGEF's programs include the National Guard Memorial Museum, which is located in the NGAUS headquarters building in Washington, D.C.
The foundation relies solely on charitable contributions to accomplish its mission.
NGEF operates independently of NGAUS, but both organizations share space at the National Guard Memorial in the nation's capital.
— By Donald Lambert