BMW Northwest Sends TCGC MGI Winners and Club Pro to BMW Golf Cup in Pinehurst
Early October Tacoma Country and Golf Club Member Guest Invitational winners, Chip Montague and Andy Karnath represented BMW Northwest at the BMW Golf Cup International US Final, held at the stunning Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Joining the winning pair on the all expenses paid competition were TCGC’s own First Assistant Professional, Mitch Runge, and BMW Northwest’s General Sales Manager, Allen Deen.
A Golf Lover’s Dream
The experience dazzled both on and off the course. Runge was immediately charmed by the Southern hospitality at the resort’s Carolina Hotel and Holly Inn, while Montague, a construction field coordinator hailing from Sumner was impressed by the all around five-star treatment: “At almost every turn it seemed like I heard, ‘BMW has got that for you.’” As for the golf itself? Playing Pinehurst’s celebrated No. 2 course twice was a highlight for Montague, while Runge enjoyed returning to the famed course calling it “the best of what we have to offer in the US for championship golf.”
The Final Takeaway
The grand finale turned into a real nail biter, which saw Runge up against Broadmoor Golf Club’s Head Pro, Tim Feenstra, who was ahead for the entire round until Runge’s two birdies on the last four holes, followed by a five-foot par putt on 18, positioned him to tie for first place. A scorecard playoff ultimately crowned Feenstra the winner, but Runge remains grateful for the opportunity that BMW Northwest made possible for him, noting: “This trip is the highlight of my year.” Now that’s good sportsmanship!
50 Years of MGI and BMW Northwest 50th Anniversary
This year is BMW Northwest’s 50th Anniversary and it’s also 50 years of the TCGC MGI Tournament. “It’s a great event and we like being a part of it.” commented BMW Northwest owner Manfred Scharmach. “Thanks to this year’s players and to Greg Hanson for the great work he did on the tournament and a big congratulations to Montague, Karnath and Runge on their games.”