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LGR has continued its sponsorship of- and participation in the annual Metro Classic Golf Tournament, in support of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. This year the tournament was held on May 7 at the Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, with AT&T continuing as the title sponsor of the day for the sixth consecutive year.

(left-right) Paul Hartley, Greg Mishkin, Grant Salmon and Doug Mendel

LGR dispatched two ‘crack’ golfers in the form of Grant Salmon (CEO) and Paul Hartley (General Manager), who joined their colleagues Greg Mishkin and Doug Mendel from AT&T Marketing in an epic foursome that had high hopes of pulling off an upset victory. Sadly, despite perfect weather conditions and a pristine course, the team battled to come to terms with their sense of direction and the dense undergrowth, and returned a round that was somewhat short of first place.

“Unfortunately, the handicap system wasn’t able to take full account of our gross inadequacies as golfers, otherwise we might well have had a tighter finish with the leaders,” commented a bemused Hartley at the end of proceedings. “But to be fair to the organizers, I don’t think they could have fully anticipated a foursome that was quite as ‘agricultural’ as ours. We’d also like to extend our sincere apologies to all the residents living on or near the course.”

On a more serious note, Hartley was full of praise for the overall event. “It’s a great day out for a great cause,” he said, “It has raised more than $1.2 million for the Boy Scouts in Atlanta, providing financial support and scholarships¬† to underprivileged kids, and delivering quality education programs that build character, self- confidence, leadership skills and values. That is something that LGR is very proud to be a part of, and it has been a privilege to have joined our customer, AT&T, as a sponsor of the tournament over the last few years.”