The Aiken Chamber of Commerce held an outing at Topgolf on Tuesday afternoon for companies to come out and swing some clubs.
At Topgolf, located at 437 Topgolf Way in Augusta, players hit golf balls with microchips in them and try to hit giant dartboard-looking targets in a field to score points.
Jim Tunison, the chamber's director of membership services, said the Aiken chamber wanted to hold the event to let everyone enjoy themselves.
This year "has been a rough year for everybody, so we just thought it was time to get everyone out and have some fun, do some team bonding for everybody," Tunison said. "It’s as simple as that."
There were 66 golfers who attended from 13 participating companies. These companies included BH Management Services LLC; CardConnect; Dunkin'; Dumpster Depot LLC; First Citizens Bank; Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Inc.; Long Term Liaisons LLC; Meybohm Real Estate; Richard Young Associates; Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC; Savannah River Remediation LLC; Security Federal Bank; and SME CPAs.
Each company had its own bay at Topgolf, and the bays were climate-controlled. The event ran from 4 to 6 p.m., and was sponsored by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Inc. and Security Federal Bank.
Tunison said the chamber held the event at a business outside Aiken because "the chamber has members all across the CSRA, so we’re a regional chamber.
"You can look at our sponsors today in Security Federal Bank and GMC, they’re regional as well," Tunison said. "They want to do business with folks in the Aiken market."