On Sunday, May 1st, a group from Stern Rubber traveled to Texas to take part in the American Valve & Hydrant Golf Tournament that supports the March of Dimes. It was held at Wildwood Golf Course, which is about 40 miles north of Beaumont.
2016 was the 20th annual AVH golf tournament, so it was a special day. The weather forecast was foreboding for the weekend, as there was an 80% - 90% chance of storms and rain. On Friday, April 29th, 7 inches of rain fell in east Texas near Palestine, TX.
Saturday, Beaumont woke to rain, and predictions for rain for the remainder of the day. But, about 10:00am, the sun came out, and it was hot and humid for the remainder of the day. While the prediction for Sunday was for 70% to 80% chance of rain, we were hoping that it would turn out like Saturday, and it did! It was raining in the morning, but by 9:00am, it quit raining, and the sun came out, and it turned out to be a great day, with the partly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the high 80’s.
American Valve invites many of their suppliers to this event to help raise money for the March of Dimes.
The tournament includes several games within the game. One hole has a second “hidden” hole that does not have a flag. Before you tee off, you can pay $10 for the team and can use either hole, once you get to the green. Another game, that is a favorite of the players, is the toilet hole. By paying $10, everyone on the team gets to hit a ball while sitting on the “throne”, and you do not have to count the stroke!
Making the trip from Stern Rubber this year was Garry Bultinck (Sales Engineer), Mark Pfeifer (QA Manager), Shelly Maschler (Customer Service), and Bob Jackson (General Manager). It was a great day visiting and networking with our largest customer and other suppliers.