Clouds cleared away for the 16th Annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic

Wow, what a day for the Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic!Golf carts lined up before the classic starts

When we arrived at the course early on Monday, May 1, we were dressed for rain and cold but we were soon putting on our shades and shedding our jackets!

This year, more than 150 golfers packed the Ridge and Valley courses at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley.

We are excited to share that this year, we raised nearly $95,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic!

After registration, the players enjoyed a biscuit breakfast, provided by McDonald’s, and entered for a chance to win some great prizes like a Full Moon BBQ gift pack, a Nike gift card and stay at a luxury hotel.

On the Valley course at RTJ at Oxmoor ValleyThe golfers peeled off at 9 a.m. to enjoy a scramble-style play across the courses. By then, the sun had cleared away the clouds and made for a beautiful day.

Click here to view all the photos from the Classic.

After completing the course, the players met back at the clubhouse to enjoy a delicious lunch from Jim ‘N Nick’s and learn who won an award for best team score, longest drive, and others.

For this year’s awards, we incorporated special artwork created by some of the families staying at RMHCA. Below you will find a list of our winners!



Longest Drive (Ridge course): Will Kelly

Will Kelley wins the Longest Drive Award Ridge Course

Longest Drive (Valley course): Rob Manning

Closest to the Pin (Ridge course)

  • Front 9: Jimmy Cromwell (pictured left)
  • Back 9: Gus Vasalakis (pictured right)

Closest to the Pin (Valley course)

  • Front 9: Phil Lambert
  • Back 9: Joseph Waters

Jimmy Cromwell wins Closest to the Pin Front 9 Ridge CourseGus Vasalakis wins Closest to the Pin Back 9 Ridge Course

Phil Lambert wins Closest to the Pin Front 9 Valley Course

First Place Team (Ridge course): Sponsored by BB&T!

  • Chuck Bracknell
  • Rick Hanna
  • Kasey Burleson
  • Will Kelly

Overall Team Award Ridge Course

First Place Team (Valley course): Sponsored by Medical Properties Trust

  • Andrew Pearce
  • Mike Perry
  • Frank Griffith
  • Cecil Ingram

Overall Team Award Valley Course

Jeff Chamners was the lucky Poker winner and he will enjoy a $200 gift card to the RTJ Oxmoor Valley Pro Shop. Hal Tolleson came out on top in the Putting Contest and took home a $200 Visa gift card.

Congratulations to all our winners!

RMHCA would like to thank all of our sponsors who made this event possible: McDonald’s Central Alabama Co-op, Regions Bank, Hudson Company, SEI, Internet Content Management, Compuware, Dr. Pepper, KPMG, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, American Cast Iron and Pipe, Barker Advertising/Big Color, BB&T, Bradley, CA Technologies, Coca-Cola, Dell/EMC, Deloitte, EBSCO Industries, Fairway Investments, Haynes Downard, Insight, Keystone Foods, Loomis, Logista, Martin-Brower, McDonald’s Atlanta, Medical Properties Trust, Mid South Baking, Ncino, PNC Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Renasant Bank, Rick and Linda Walter, Scott Services, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Sirius Computer Solutions, Splunk, SS Nesbitt, Southern Company, Taylor Sales and Service, Inc., United Johnson Brothers of Alabama, Windstream, WIAT CBS 42.

RMHCA would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped staff this fun event; RTJ at Oxmoor Valley for hosting us; and Jim ‘N Nick’s for a great lunch.