The team of Dan Rodamaker, John Fortune, Michael Marsh and Carl Brandt combined to win the 2017 Power Play Golf Tournament, conducted Oct. 2 at Bowling Green, KY.
Rodamaker and Fortune, the chief executives at Gibson EMC, Trenton, TN, and Bolivar, TN, EA, respectively, teamed with Marsh and Brandt for a 12-under-par 60 at The Club at Olde Stone. Marsh is the power superintendent at Albertville, AL, MUB, while Brandt is a retired general manager from Upper Cumberland EMC, Carthage, TN.
In second place, with a 10-under-par 62, were Decatur, AL, Utilities General Manager Ray Hardin; retired Sevier Co., TN, ES GM Rick Harrell; Harrell’s wife, Tamara, and Cullman, AL, PB Vice Chairman Steve Murphree. In third place, one shot further back, were Russellville, KY, EPB GM Dale Vowelll; Oxford, MS, ED GM Rob Neely; Shawn Rohan of Whitehead & Associates and Mark Nichols, director of administration at Northcentral Mississippi EPA, Byhalia, MS.
The prize for the longest drive went to Keith Hayward, general manager at North East Mississippi EPA, Oxford, MS, while Rick Harrell won the closest-to-the-hole competition.
Some 85 players turned out to take on Olde Stone, which is a consensus pick as one of the top three courses in Kentucky. Including entry fees and a pre-tournament silent auction and raffle, Power Play raised about $7,000 for the TVA Power Play Scholarship Fund. Since its 1995 inception, that fund has provided more than 500 scholarships, totaling more than $2.1 million, to children of TVPPA-member utility employees.