Sunday, May 26th, 2019

G Gathering 3rd Annual Pete Decker Memorial Golf Tournament

3rd Annual Pete Decker Memorial Golf Tournament



The picturesque Riverfront Golf Course in Suffolk turned out to be a beautiful backdrop for the 3rd Annual Pete Decker Memorial Golf Tournament. The Norfolk Sports Club puts on this tournament to show honor, respect, and gratitude to the memory of Peter G. Decker and all that he did for Hampton Roads. While the sun shone a little hotter than some of the golfers would have preferred, it did nothing to dampen the spirits of all participants. A definite success, the golf outing raised over $7,000, with all proceeds going directly to the Norfolk Sports Club Charities, supporting young athletes in Hampton Roads.

Norfolk Sports Club also took the time to honor WVEC's Scott Cash for his more than 28 years spent bringing sports to life for Hampton Roads. Scott was presented with a plaque as well as a Norfolk Sports Club cap, which proved useful against the blazing sun when he was invited to join in on the tournament as well.


From left: Scott Cash, Northwestern Mutual's Rick Keifner, Golf Tournament Chairperson Rick Page, and Norfolk Sports Club President Alton Forbes

Scott Cash of WVEC was invited to join a team in the tournament and, being an avid golfer, didn't hesitate. From left: Scott Cash, Golf Tournament Chairperson Rick Page, and Realtor Nathan Volz.

Southern Auto Group offered several prizes, but Hole #2 was the biggie, where an amazing hole-in-one would have earned a new car

A little disappointed that none of them won the free car, but still smiling. From left: Ware Insurance Business Insurance Specialist Michael Kellam, Charles Robinson of Ware Insurance, Brian Topping, and Grey Glover, also of Ware Insurance with Surety/Construction Bonds.

Wave Church Senior Pastor Steve Kelly dazzled in his neon orange shirt! From left: Steve Kelly, John Hamilton, Tom Graper of the Governor's School for the Arts, and Monaco Capital Management President Joe Monaco.

Team K&D Round's Landscape had a blast on the course throughout the afternoon. From left: Mike Wharton, Steve Gray, John Round, and Jason Holloway.

From left: Steve Samuels, Fred Hemmings, and Rick Burleson of K&D Round's Landscape Services

Barry Blum, far left, silently willed his shot to stay true, as Mark Woods, Mitch Culp, and Wayne Doolin offered moral support

Team Rodriguez stole the show with stylin' shades. From left: Dave Ryan, Charles Pritt, Adam Dixon, and Danny Rodriguez.

The Decker team of all-stars, from left: Paul Decker, Ed Pitcavage, Robert Maroon and D'Egg Diner Owner Phil Decker. Both Paul and Phil are sons of the late Pete Decker, Jr. for whom the golf tournament is named.

They meant business carrying a club for each hand! From left: 7 Cities Sports Director of Operations Manny Upton, Willoughby Sharpe, Parris Carson, and Les Jones, a veteran NCAA basketball referee.

Paul Decker of Decker Construction stole a selfie with The Shopper Director of Sports Heather Ireland

Despite playing a man short, Old Dominion University Athletics staff represented their school with pride. From left: Head Athletic Equipment Manager Daniel Cornier, Director of Football Operations Steve Villanueva, and Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager Jeff Gordon.

The brightly colored Hoffman Beverage team was all smiles. From left: Kevin Whitley, Jeff Long, Danny Byrd, and Vice President of IT/Operations Chris Scott.

The back nine offered a perfect photo backdrop. From left: Kyle Martin, Norfolk Sports Club Event Chairperson Rick Page, Cameron Tenney, honorary team member Scott Cash of WVEC, and realtor Nathan Volz.

Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe knew how to put together a top team. From left: Sheriff McCabe, All-American and All-Conference golfer Jason Fox, Superbowl ring possessor Tommy Graves, and Paradise Ocean Club Owner Baxter Simmons (for when they got hungry).

Norfolk Sports Club President Alton Forbes and his wife Linda.

Not even a stalled cart could dampen their spirits! But, this picture was taken just as their new replacement golf cart was driven up, so maybe that's the cause for the smiles. From left: Sandy Nemo, Steve Kayer, Alan Stein, and Walt Yancy.

From left: Glenn Owens, George Owens, Mike Darr, and Herb Hollowell

From left: Guy Barnes, Trey Mailhes, Brian Roberts, and Brad Capps.

There was a fun father-son dynamic on this team. From left: Brian Ginzler, Buck Stanton, Rob Stanton, and Woody Marks.

From left: Gwinn Dunbar, C.H. Lambert, Tommy Gale, and Bobby Allen.

Unfortunately, this photo did not bring good luck for the next golfer to take a swing (we won't say who), but this was still a team having fun in the name of charity. From left: Ed Hayes, Ryan Hoover, Mike Sparks, and Frank Chesnick of Nick's Hospitality Restaurant.

From left: Carter Luck, Dan DeHart, Sy Brown, and Don Fentress.

From left: Bill Smothers, Pete Trexler, Jack Nichols, and Garland Payne. A Shopper connection everywhere you look