By TRAVIS HANDY
The second annual golf tournament to benefit the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum was held June 21 here in Pulaski. Top honors once again stayed in the family, with a team of Ratcliffe’s relatives taking first place.
Fifteen teams participated in the tournament held under sunny skies Friday at Pulaski Country Club. When the last hole was played, the benefit had taken in around $2,700 according to Town Manager John Hawley.
This year’s tournament winners were Spencer and Harris Dodson, great-grandsons of Raymond F. Ratcliffe, their dad, Dennis and uncle, Jamey Dodson, of Knoxville, Tenn. at 16 under with a score of 56. Second place went to the team comprised of Gary Heinline, Jerry Heinline, Mike Jarrells, Brian Wallace, finishing 14 under at 58. The third place team, sponsored by Electroplate Rite, finished at 13 under and a score of 59. The third place team members were Keith Dickerson, Rick Patton, Mark Mills and Larry Thomas.
Prizes were also given for closest to the pin at hole two, going to Drew Kirkner; hole eight went to Larry Thomas; Ed Weinberg was closest at hole 11, and Jim Alouf landed closest to the 16th hole. The longest drive was made by Matt Williams at hole number four.
The town and the Friends of the Ratcliffe Museum wish to thank Pulaski Country Club, participating teams, hole sponsors and prize sponsors for their help this year. All proceeds from the tournament will go to operating “The Ratcliffe.”