CONOVER, N.C. – - A Greenside Chat: 10 Years of Great Memories presented by Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A will be a conversation among Champions Tour golfers and members of the media that will kick off tournament week for the 10th annual Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors on Monday, Oct. 8; the general public can attend the event by simply purchasing a ticket. The 10th anniversary Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn is set for Oct. 8-14, 2012 on the Jones Course at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Champions Tour professionals participating in the Greenside Chat will be 2011 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn defending champion Mark Wiebe, the winner of the inaugural Greater Hickory Classic in 2003, Craig Stadler, 2006 winner Andy Bean and Winston-Salem golfer Walter Hall. Hickory’s WHKY-Radio morning show host Hal Row and Golf Channel’s Dave Marr will also participate to give the local and national media perspectives on the tournament’s first nine years. The master of ceremonies will be Dave Goren, executive director of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in Salisbury, N.C.
“The Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn has a wonderful history, and we are really looking forward to hearing some of the stories these guys will tell,” executive tournament director Jim Correll said. “It is hard to believe this event has been around for 10 years, and it should be interesting to see what moments the players think of as our greatest memories as compared to what the media perspective will be. It should be fascinating and entertaining.”
The event begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Rock Barn Golf & Spa ballroom with the program set to begin at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $100 for a corporate table of eight, and everyone receives free parking and free grounds admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling the tournament office at the number below.
The 10th annual Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors is set for Oct. 8-14, 2012 at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C. Tournament tickets are available for purchase through the Hickory-area charitable organizations, tournament office or the tournament website below. The event features a week of special events and attractions, including exhibitions, pro-ams and three days of Champions Tour competition among some of the greatest legends in golf. Operated by the Greater Hickory Classic Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the tournament donates all net proceeds to charities throughout the Greater Hickory Metro area each year. For more information, please call (828) 459-4000 or visit www.greaterhickoryclassic.com.
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