Local Golfers Primed for Pebble Beach

National Kidney Foundation Konica Minolta Golf Classic raises over $283,000

Local golfers qualify to take their game to Pebble Beach after winning the National Kidney Foundation Konica Minolta Golf Classic at Lone Palm Golf Club on April 19th and 20th.

Darrin Ross, Jim Dunphy, Chuck McGee, and Chris Head of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida won the four-person team, gross division scramble format round.

Other top-finishing teams invited to the National Finals at Pebble Beach include Kelsey Construction, Young Contracting, and HGR Construction. They will compete for the national title in a 54-hole tournament to be held January 17-20, 2019 at the legendary Pebble Beach Resorts. There, teams will play the fabled fairways and signature holes of the Monterey Peninsula: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay.

“It was a great day to play golf and to raise money for a worthy cause that will help save lives in our region,” said Doug Ray, Tournament Chair “Many leading companies in our community participated including Publix, using the event to entertain customers, market to participating golfers and guests, compete for an invite to Pebble Beach and to support the National Kidney Foundation.”

288 local golfers teed off to raise funds to fight kidney disease at the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. The event generated more than $283,000 to support the National Kidney Foundation. For more information about the National Finals and the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, go to NKFKonicaMinoltaGolfClassic.com.


The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, a nationwide series of more than 30 golf tournaments held in major cities across the country, is The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity™ raising more than $3.5 million each year and exceeding $100 million to date. Each event also works to raise awareness about kidney health by prominently displaying an important kidney fact or figure on each of the 18 holes of their host golf course.

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