Hill set to host Commander's Cup

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  • By Charles Freeman
  • 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Hill's eighth annual Commander's Cup Golf Tournament is just around the corner. The event kicks-off on Sept 4 at the Hubbard Golf Course here.

Headlining the tournament this year is professional golfer John Kimbell from Atlanta. Mr. Kimbell, who has three career victories to his name is playing his rookie season on the PGA Nationwide Tour. The cup will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Thirty teams comprised of five-people are expected to be on the course with at least one local professional golfer on every team.

"This is always a fun and exciting event with proceeds benefiting the Hill Aerospace Museum," said Lt. Gen. Marc Reynolds, retired chairman of the Aerospace Heritage Foundation.

Beginning at 11 a.m. and prior to the start of the Cup, Mr. Kimbell will conduct a clinic for base personnel including players and families of Hill's deployed military members.

"This is another way we can show our support for the families of our deployed military and give them an opportunity to learn first-hand from a professional golfer," said Steve Wall, a member of the Hill Commander's Cup committee.

All golfers will be provided a lunch and the event will conclude with a social in the club house at 5 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

"Hill is fortunate to have strong community support and this is just another example of that great partnership," said Brig. Gen. Kathleen Close, Ogden Air Logistics Center commander. "We are looking forward to having Mr. Kimbell and some of his fellow Nationwide Tour players participate in this worthwhile event."