Golfers were eager to hit the golf course last Monday at Denton Country Club for the 29th annual People Helping People Golf Tournament, which benefits the United Way of Denton County. The event had been rescheduled from the previous week because of inclement weather.

Denton County’s longest-running charity golf event raised $62,377 to support United Way and its mission to improve and transform lives in Denton County.

“We’re seeing people out here golfing for a great cause and helping us improve and transform lives across Denton County,” UWDC president and CEO Gary Henderson said in a news release. “We just want to say thank you to our sponsors, our golfers and our volunteers who helped make [the tournament] possible.

Golfers were able to participate in on-course contests such as firing a tee shot from an air cannon courtesy of Cima Solutions Group, competing at the betting hole, the Groggy Dog Speed Hole and the Longest Drive courtesy of PointBank. Participants closed the day with barbecue from Metzler’s Food & Beverage at the 19th Hole Celebration, where tournament and contest winners were announced.

The first place winners were the First United Bank team of Jay Ross, John Rollins, Brock McKnight and Nathan Tune. The Merki & Associates team (Michael Foster, Matt Wood, Chris Perry and Matt Koos) scored the second tier winners spot, and the team from Children’s Advocacy Center (Kristen Howell, James Beers, Latoya Lowery and Bennett Ratliff) for Denton County nabbed third tier winners.

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