Monday, May 09, 2016 11:05 PM


Year in and year out, certain things dont really change at the Roman Open, they just get better.

The end result is always a fulfillment of the original intent of the charitable golf tournament giving back.

We were really worried this year because we lost our main sponsor, said Roman Open President Kirk Malerbi. We were behind the eight-ball to start with, but we have such a great board, and everybody stepped up and sold extra signs and got extra golfers and made it work. Our goal was to hit $100,000 and we will come pretty close to that and maybe go over it.

For the past four decades, the tournament which began as local churches banding together to raise money to rebuild the roof on Daltons St. Josephs Catholic Church has grown to be one of the largest charitable endeavors of the community. Even without a main title sponsor other than host Dalton Golf & Country Club the event will still be a boon to many local charities throughout Whitfield and Murray counties.

This years event on Monday had a full field of golfers for both the morning and afternoon flights. Malerbi said more than 240 golfers took part in the tournament ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

See also: Lyle Industries