Crestview chamber responds to Walton County golf tourney criticism

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM.

"It's much ado about nothing," he said. "We accept businesses from all over to join our chamber — from Pensacola and even Alabama.”

 A members listing on includes businesses and organizations in other counties, including Escambia and Santa Rosa. Blackstone, which joined last August, and Foxwood Country Club are the only golf courses noted as chamber members. 

Sulipeck, a frequent Foxwood Country Club patron, said she doesn’t represent the club, but added that the chamber’s decision has displeased other members.

But the chamber’s long-term support of the Crestview golf course precludes the criticism, Harris said.

"Over the past 13 years, we have had 13 tournaments at Foxwood," he said. "It is only fair that we share such things. I find it unreasonable and unfair to expect all golf outings to be held at only one member golf course."

Harris said he had a handshake agreement with B.J. Thomhave, Foxwood’s office manager, to share the wealth with other golf courses that join the chamber.

Thomhave said he didn't recall the agreement with Harris or the chamber, and said he has “mixed emotions” about the chamber’s Walton County tournament.

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