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2019 Touchstone Energy Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout Event

Touchstone Energy Hole-In-One event

Golfers support local teachers and students

(left to right) Palmetto Electric VP of Marketing and Public Relations, Tray Hunter; Palmetto Electric Board Member, Alex Ulmer; Shootout winner, Spencer Callantine, and Palmetto Electric president and CEO, Berl Davis.

Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy® Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout raised over $14,400 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools.

The 3-day event (March 28 – March 30) took place at Old South Golf Links where 300 Lowcountry golfers took more than 12,500 shots at qualifying for the million dollar final round.  In the end, twenty-eight finalists took their shot at winning $1 million, but it was Spencer Callantine from Bluffton, SC who was the closest with a shot that landed just 11 feet 2.5 inches from the winning hole.  Spencer didn’t walk away empty handed though. His shot won him $1,000 in cash, a 101 Driving Experience at BMW Spartanburg and a 3 day/2 night vacation package for two to: The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

This is the 17th year Palmetto Electric has held the Shootout.  “As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, commitment to community is one of the core values of our cooperative,” said Berl Davis, Palmetto Electric’s president and CEO.  “We are excited about this year’s turnout at our event since once again the proceeds are going to support Bright Ideas.  What Bright Ideas does for the teachers and children of the Lowcountry is simply amazing, and I think the golfers who support the event would agree.  I would also like to thank all of our corporate sponsors who generously supported the Shootout,” said Davis.

“Congratulations to all of our Shootout winners, but I think we all know that the real winners are the children of the Lowcountry who benefit from having the Bright Ideas Program in their schools,” said Davis.

TOUCHSTONE ENERGY HOLE-IN-ONE EVENT

Golfers support local teachers and students Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy® Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout raised approximately $13,800 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools. The 3-day event (May 17 – May 19) took place at Old South Golf Links where approximatelyContinue Reading

PEC 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Palmetto Electric Cooperative registered 4037 members at this year’s Annual Meeting held Saturday, May 5 at Palmetto’s Ridgeland office on Highway 278, three miles west of Ridgeland. “We would like to thank our members who attended and helped make our meeting such a great success,” said Berl Davis, president and CEO of the utility. TheContinue Reading

WINTER STORM GRAYSON CREATES RECORD DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY

Palmetto Electric Cooperative established a new peak demand for electricity of 469 megawatts between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 4 according to Berl Davis, president and CEO of the utility. “This all-time record peak exceeds the previous peak of 467 megawatts set on January 7, 2014,” said Davis. Davis stated that due toContinue Reading

CO-OP WARNS MEMBERS OF RECENT SCAM ATTEMPTS

Palmetto Electric Cooperative is reminding the public of how to avoid scams perpetrated either on the telephone or in person. President and CEO Berl Davis says alert co-op members have reported both types of scamming in recent days. In the telephone scam, the caller poses as a representative of Palmetto Electric. The scam caller statesContinue Reading

TOUCHSTONE ENERGY HOLE-IN-ONE EVENT Golfers support local teachers and students.

Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy® Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout raised more than $13,000 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools. The 3-day event (May 18 – May 20) took place at Old South Golf Links where approximately 250 Lowcountry golfers took moreContinue Reading

OPERATION ROUND UP® DONATIONS TARGET COMMUNITY NEEDS

Local organizations continue to benefit from Palmetto Electric’s nationally-acclaimed giving program, Operation Round Up®  (ORU).  The Palmetto Electric Trust Board awarded several significant donations with awards totaling $67,500. Sandalwood Community Food Bank received $2,500 to create an emergency fund of clients in need. Meals on Wheels received $10,000 to assist in providing meals to homeContinue Reading

PALMETTO ELECTRIC’S 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

Palmetto Electric Cooperative registered 4,829 members at this year’s Annual Meeting held Saturday, May 6 at Palmetto’s Ridgeland office on Highway 278, three miles west of Ridgeland.  “We would like to thank our members who attended and helped make our meeting such a great success,” said Berl Davis, president and CEO of the utility. TheContinue Reading