Golf tourney raises money for Polk Scholars

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

The fourth annual ICC-Polk Scholars Golf Tournament was held recently on a beautiful day at Bright’s Creek Golf Club in Mill Spring. Eighteen teams of four golfers participated in a Captain’s Choice format.

The event was sponsored by the Isothermal Community College-Polk County Campus Foundation.

Proceeds of the tournament benefit Polk County residents in the New Century Scholars program and recipients of the Howard Olson Assistance Fund.  The New Century Scholars program selects three seventh graders in Polk County each year and mentors them through high school graduation. Those who maintain good grades, participate in community service, and remain drug and alcohol-free receive two years of tuition-free education at Isothermal Community College.

The Olson Fund provides financial assistance to Polk County residents for courses at ICC Polk Center.

Major sponsors of the tournament were:  Champions – Jeanne and Joe Mize, Masters – Rotary Club of Tryon, and Eagle – G.M. Tennant.

Golfers started the day with a buffet hot breakfast before the shotgun start. Isothermal volunteers delivered box lunches, beverages and snacks.

After the tournament, winners were announced on the Grill Room patio with over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded. Those closest to the Par 3 holes were Robert Carter, Wayne Rollins, Ken Shull and Ron Wingo.  The lowest scoring teams were:

Flight A:

1.     Mize Nursery Too (William Deck, Aaron Jolly, Tommy Porter, Bill Luckadoo)

2.     Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital (Steward Bonner, Iain Fitch, Randy Mitchell, Jay Stacey)

3.     Hamrick Insurance (Bill Daves, Buddy Hamrick, Charlie Hamrick, Fred Hamrick)

Flight B:

1.     Mimosa Carpet (Jack Campbell, Mark Campbell, Coy Cantrell)

2.     Mize Nursery (Jim Barnett, Joe Mize, Robert Sproule, Robert Wellborn)

3.     Rollins Cafeteria (Ken Linder, Wayne Rollins, Donnie Wood, Steve Wood)