Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament presented tournament hole-in-one winner, Drew Langley, with a $25,000 check at Regal Entertainment Group headquarters.
According to the National Hole-in-One Association, the odds of making a hole-in-one on a par 3 for an amateur golfer are 12,500-1. Drew not only beat those odds at hole 14, he also won $25,000. Drew Langley of Knoxville and his wife have twin boys. He says the prize money will go towards his children’s college education.
The Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament presented by Regal Entertainment Group was held on May 23 at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center. The golf tournament is a Helen Ross McNabb Center tradition lasting more than 20 years. In the tournament’s history, no golfer has hit a hole-in-one at a designated par 3 prize hole.
“Regal is honored to partner with Helen Ross McNabb on the Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament,” said David Ownby, Chief Financial Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "This tournament helps provide important behavioral health care services to tens of thousands of individuals in need in our East Tennessee community.”
Tournament representatives who participated in the check presentation include Bob Kesling, Vol Radio Network Lead Announcer; Bert Bertelkamp, University of Tennessee basketball color analyst for Vol Radio Network; Amy Miles, Regal Entertainment Group Chief Executive Officer; David Ownby, Regal Entertainment Group Chief Financial Officer; Houston Smelcer, Helen Ross McNabb Center Vice President of Development and Government Relations; Drew Langley, Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament hole-in-one winner.
In order to provide hole-in-one prizes, the Helen Ross McNabb Center secures hole-in-one contest coverage, also known as hole-in-one insurance coverage. The hole-in-one insurance premium was paid for by a private, individual donor.
All proceeds from the Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament go towards services provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center, a premier not‐for‐profit provider of behavioral health services in East Tennessee. Since 1948, the Center has provided quality and compassionate care to children, adults and families experiencing mental illness, addiction and social challenges. As the Center celebrates nearly 70 years of providing services to communities in East Tennessee, its mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.” For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 865‐637‐9711.