The First Tee of Tulsa celebrated the dedication of a new scoreboard Thursday, complete with lights, cable for being able to screen video, landscaping and made to withstand the often severe Oklahoma elements.
Funds for the scoreboard were donated by Southern Hills member Norm Fisher and his son Chris Fisher., both of whom work for the Fisher-Silberg Group at UBS. The Southern Hills Club Charitable Foundation is the main sponsor of the First Tee of Tulsa, located at Mohawk Park Golf Course in north Tulsa.
Norm Fisher said he approached First Tee Executive Director Janice Gibson about what would be high on her wish list and an outdoor scoreboard was the quick response.
"I wanted to give something back to golf and this was a great opportunity," Fisher said. "We also gave a bit more so Janice can add a few other touches."
The scoreboard was designed from blueprints used at Southern Hills CC to construct a scoreboard during the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship held there. Results of a First Tee tournament held Thursday morning were posted at the dedication.
Also present at the dedication were representatives of the companies that constructed the scoreboard, including David Phelps of Cyntergy AEC, which did the planning and design, Richie Wagner of RAW Remodels, LLC, which constructed the scoreboard, and Kyle Sage of Horizon Lawn and Landscape, which did the landscaping. All did work at or below costs and donated time to the project.
Nick Sidorakis, general manager at Southern Hills, introduced all at the dedication. Gibson said it was a wonderful addition to the First Tee.
"All we had was a small one inside," Gibson said. "This is absolutely gorgeous. They were out here in January and February starting this and we are so excited."