This year marks the 20th O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. Our tournament has continued to grow every year since it began.
About 6 years ago, we began to max out the number of teams we could easily accommodate in our tournament. Far Oaks Golf Pro Doyle Moffitt suggested to us at that time that we should have a morning and an afternoon session. We offered two sessions in 2012, never dreaming that we’d max out both sessions, but we came close to doing that this year! Doyle also suggested this year that we not just have two sessions, but we have two separate tournaments, which we did this year. Feedback from this year’s teams is that they love having two tournament options on one day!
The majority of the chamber’s events pay for themselves through sponsorships specific to each event. Our golf tournament is our one and only fundraiser we have throughout the year. Proceeds from our golf tournament help support the Chamber’s various member services and programs.
Golf committee chairman Doug Distler has been on the golf committee for the past 20 years. Doug, a Past Chamber President, continues to chair the committee stating, “Over the years our golf tournament has evolved from just a golf tournament to a golfing event thanks to the added value our sponsors bring to the golf course the day of the tournament. Sponsors stations are set up on the course to provide additional refreshments, games and giveaways to enhance the golfers golfing experience. The O’Fallon-Shiloh golf tournament has become one of the premier golf tournaments in the area that golfers and sponsors want to be a part of.”