Food trucks at Schooner Cove see Savannah Golf Championship as marketing opportunity

The 5th hole at Deer Creek Golf Course- Schooner Cove is supposed to be the place to be this weekend.

Food trucks at Schooner Cove see Savannah Golf Championship as marketing opportunity
Schooner Cove, hole five at Deer Creek Golf Course on Skidaway Island, GA. (Source: Lyndsey Gough)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The 5th hole at Deer Creek Golf Course- Schooner Cove is supposed to be the place to be this weekend. Between dollar beers for each birdie on the hole, the DJ, and the food trucks- there’s no shortage of action over there on or off the course. For those vendors, they’re happy to be part of the event.

“We’re not here to make a lot of money," Said Brian Huskey, the owner of The Five Spot. "We’re just here to show our brand, show what we can do and participate in this great event.”

The 5 Spot and Bow Tie Barbecue were the two food trucks parked at Schooner Cove Thursday- the Gaslight Group that owns The 5 Spot was involved in the event last year, but they’re hoping they fair better in year two.

H“We participated in the inaugural Web.com," Huskey explained. "We fed all the players and amateurs on Wednesday and then we did a little food vending on Friday, but unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate, so it was kind of a bust. We were invited to participate in Schooner Cove this year- there’s a lot of energy here. It’s just now starting to gear up. We’re expecting a lot of people and a lot of fun over the next few days.”

The support in year two has been a point of conversation all around the island.

“It’s awesome, because there are a lot of people from in and around the island that pop in and participate and see what we have to offer,” Huskey said. “I don’t know if you know or not, but we have 700 volunteers helping out with this particular tournament, which is huge, so the amount of support that we have island-wide is pretty spectacular.”

For the local business- it’s mutually important that they support events in and around Savannah.

“This is how we get out and market,” Huskey added.

Day two of play in the Savannah Golf Championship begins Friday morning.

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