The 1997 North Houston Association Golf Tournament sold out one week prior to the day of the event and broke NHA fundraising records.
“Now that the tournament is in its third year, area businesses are contacting NHA for information on the event,” said Marlisa Stanley, executive director. “Word is spreading that the tournament is not only fun and for a good cause, but area business leaders get to spend some time getting to know local public officials.”

This year, the tournament had its first Gold Underwriter, Compaq Computer Corporation. “Compaq has been involved with NHA for a number of years and we fully support the activities of the association. This is our way of giving back to the community,” said Robert Moore, manager of office services for Compaq and NHA vice chairman. Columbia Northwest Medical Center served as the Bronze Underwriter and a number of NHA members sponsored the event in a variety of ways (see list of major sponsors on page two).

Once again, Harris County Precinct Four Commissioner Jerry Eversole and Montgomery County Judge Alan Sadler were honorary chairmen of the event. “NHA’s service area covers both north Harris and southern Montgomery Counties, and we thought our honorary chairmen should reflect this fact.” said Bobby Adams, JNS Consulting Engineers vice president and golf committee co-chairman.

“In addition to our honorary chairmen and our generous sponsors, much credit belongs to the golf committee,” said Virgil Swift, executive vice president of Swift Energy Company and committee co-chairman. “Committee members worked hard to make this year’s tournament even better than the previous two.”
A total of 144 golfers attended the tournament, which was held at Willow Creek Golf Club, a CCA managed golf course. Net revenue raised to support NHA projects and programs was just more than $22,500.

The winning team was LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Second place went to the North Harris Montgomery Community College District team and third was captured by last year’s winner, Turner Construction Company. The tournament wasn’t all fun and games; official NHA business was conducted as well. The association held its annual business meeting during the dinner that followed the tournament and voted to add three new individuals to NHA’s board of directors. The new board members are Roy Hearnsberger, P.E., senior vice president of Carter & Burgess, Karen Hoylman, president of the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce and Dennis Petersen, president of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam.