Golf has always been a game used to mix business and pleasure. This year, young professionals can get a fresh introduction to the game and its benefits in regards to networking with the Summer Golf Corporate Challenge at Emerald Bay in Destin.
Young Professionals at the Beach along with Walton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking, summer corporate challenge. They have asked companies to put together a two man team. Teams can play at 4:30 p.m. every other Wednesday starting June 15 and lasting until the middle of August. Participants will have the opportunity to play nine-hole golf, meet other professionals, and get fed.
It's $30 per man to play. There are chances to win prizes as there will be a draw every Monday by the Golf Director. The more you play, the more likely you are to win one of the top three prizes. First place receives two, three-night stays with Southern Resorts Vacation Rentals, two free rounds of Golf at Emerald Bay, a trophy and champs T-Shirts. Second place will receive two, two night-stays with Southern Resorts Vacation Rental and a trophy, and third place will receive a trophy.
Richard Lamar, operation manager for Southern Vacation Rentals, is involved with YP at the Beach, and is looking forward to the upcoming event.
"I think it's a great networking opportunity," he said. "We're offering a different avenue to engage those involved. It's a time to meet new people."
Jamie McIntosh, president of YP at the Beach, says they host the event because, "it's a way for us to provide a venue for young professionals in the area to network and grow professionally.
McIntosh, 30, says that they got the idea two years ago when they were looking for networking ideas.
"We think it is a noninvasive way of meeting people," he said.
Story Courtesy of Megan Mosley, Walton Sun