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No ordinary tournament

By Melanie Ruberti mruberti@civitasmedia.com

April 11, 2014

Golfers teed off at the Highland County Club Thursday for the LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce’s “Loudest Legs” golf tournament.


This was the 14th annual event, which has a different theme every year. According to LaTisha Smith, the chamber’s director of programs, this was the organizations way of saying ‘thank you’ to their sponsors. Smith said all the money raised stays in the community.


“All the money goes to our small business programs and services,” said Smith.


For many out on the greens, the tournament was a great opportunity to network with people in the community.


“It’s fun,” said Robby Birch. ” I get to meet new people and connect with them. It’s a good way to increase business.”


“It’s great one on one time,” explained Patricia Rogers, a volunteer with the chamber and representative of West Georgia Health. “A lot of business opportunities. It also reinforces how closely connected our businesses are in the community. It’s great to see everyone.”


At the end of the tournament, the chamber awarded prizes for the wackiest golf outfit, longest drive, closest to the pin and more. On the 18th hole, golfers could purchase a kilt, wear it, and get their picture taken, in order to have a leg up on their competition. The men were allowed to hit from the women’s tee and the women were allowed to hit from the senior’s tee.


The LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce also held their annual Business and Social Networking event, or BASH, Thursday evening. It was also held at the Highland Country Club and featured a putting contest for members.