Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 25, 2013—Highland Global Business Valuations, Thinking Outside the Boxe, and the Executive Committee of the Robert M. Clinger III Invitational Golf Tournament released the results of the 7thannual tournament held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Fifty-two invitees from throughout the United States and Canada braved the cold for the event. The participants followed a modified captain’s choice format designed specifically for the tournament.
The winning team consisted of Chris Johnson, Chris King, and Homer & Ruby Hodges. The winners posted a score of 68, four under par, which was one stroke ahead of their nearest competitor, enabling the teams to avoid a three-hole sudden death playoff in a rapidly dropping temperature. The 2013 champions were given the nickname “The Team That Broke the Streak” by other participants and guests as they successfully unseated the defending champions, which consisted of the Invitational’s founder, Robert M. Clinger III, Steve Vogel, Larry Yarnell, and Isla Carter, who had held the championship for an unprecedented three years in a row.
The second place team consisted of Danny MacDonald, Jonathon Smith, Will Roche and Brad Davis, and posted a three under par, 69. The third place team consisted of Tommy Brittain, Preston Brittain, Jerry Baird and Jerry Owen and posted two under par, 70.
It is expected that the 2014 field will be larger and will involve a more intense rivalry for the tournament victory. The 8th Annual Robert M. Clinger III Invitational will be held on February 17, 2014 at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club.
About Mr. Clinger—Robert M. Clinger III is the founder of Highland Global Business Valuations, a strategic advisory and business valuation consultancy, and Thinking Outside the Boxe, an independent think tank. He has strong experience in the fields of business valuation, financial analysis, and mergers and acquisitions of privately-held enterprises. Mr. Clinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance, summa cum laude, from Coastal Carolina University and received the distinguished President’s award. Mr. Clinger has also earned the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), the Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) designation from the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), and the Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA) for the International Research Association.
About The Dunes Golf & Beach Club—The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is a private golf club built in 1948. It is recognized as one of Robert Trent Jones’ finest designs. Since its inception, it has proved to be a world class course, offering the best in golf and member services. The course has a rating of 75.7 and a slope rating of 144. Each hole has its own descriptive name to give golfers an idea of what to expect before they tee off. “Waterloo”, hole 13, is the signature hole of the Dunes Club. “Waterloo” has received many accolades and awards as one of the greatest golf holes in the world.
About Thinking Outside the Boxe—Thinking Outside the Boxe is a private, nonpartisan think tank that is dedicated to providing a wide variety of perspectives on issues that are of interest to the general public. The views that are expressed in Thinking Outside the Boxe’s commentaries and research are often times uncommon, provocative, and controversial. Thinking Outside the Boxe’s mission is to formulate and promote positions and to provide research, independently, that would otherwise be deprived of an outlet in the mainstream media. Thinking Outside the Boxe’s commentators and researchers seek to broaden the parameters of public knowledge by addressing issues in such a fashion as to provoke thought and debate on some of the most pressing issues of our day.