Record-breaking temperatures did not deter the 118 players and event sponsors that came out to support Wilkes Community College Foundation and participate in the 36th Annual Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic, on Thursday, October 3. Proceeds from the tournament totaled over $50,000 and will provide scholarships to students who participate in the WCC Summer Bridge, Step-Up Leadership, and STAR programs. Window World, Inc. was the lead sponsor for the tournament held at Oakwoods Country Club.
Since 1984, the Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic has contributed approximately $665,346 to the WCC Foundation that supports Wilkes Community College.
This year’s tournament began with Ben Garrett, Golf Tournament Committee chairperson, thanking the sponsors. “The Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic is one of the longest-running golf tournaments in our area,” said Garrett. “I am grateful for the support of all the players, our sponsors, volunteers, and the committee members who helped make this year’s tournament such a great success.”
The winners for the 2019 competition include:
- First place gross: Ronnie Johnson, Dennis Joyce, Rip Rollins, Brian Robbins
- First place net: Todd Felts, Joey Stone, Marc Elliott, Danny Holman
- Second place gross: Ben Garrett, Randy Brooks, Chris Kennedy, Ricky Brooks
- Second place net: Wayne Tuttle, Todd Sale, Mike Barker, Rocky Speaks
- Third place gross: Charlie Wooten, Bill Isenhour, James Joines, Steve Bumgarner
- Third place net: Chad Aberhold, Ricky Alexander, John Stinson, John Ballard
- Closest to Pin #8: Nolan Eller
- Closest to Pin #12: Fred Hargett
- Closest to Pin #18: Todd Sale
- Longest drive #13: (men) Ricky Brooks, (seniors) Wayne Tuttle and (women) Kelsey Cardwell
- Chopper Challenge: Arlen Rash
Event sponsors also included Carolina West Wireless, Arnold and Becky Lakey, Wells Fargo, Larry and Diane Stone, Bumgarner Services, Joe Campbell Roofing, The Sterling Group, Vannoy Construction, Werner Ladder, Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery, The Ragg Company, Pepsi, Rocky Hendrix, CAG Brands, Budweiser/RH Barringer, and Phillips Cleaning Service.
Business Team Sponsors were Animal Hospital of Wilkes, Cubic, Inc., Cutting Edge Lawn – Danny Holman, ECMD, Inc., Novant Health, and Jay Vannoy (Vannoy, Covard, Triplett, and Vannoy)
Business Sponsors were CS Forester Benefits Group – Chuck Forester, InfusionPoints, LLC, Pencare Total Office, and Finley Properties.
Hole Sponsors for the event were Badger Funeral Home, Benson Blevins & Associates, Bob and Carol Black, Blue Ribbon Lawn Care, Blue Ridge Tractor, Brame Huie Pharmacy, Brame & Owens Financial Group, Brand Jewelry, Brushy Mountain Powersports, Carolina Comfort Heating and Air, Gordon and Abby Burns, Carolina Realty, Cook’s, Don’s Seafood and Steak, Duane and Lee K Cornett, Charles M. Drum, Gardner Glass Products, Louisiana Pacific, McNeely Pest Control, McNeill Nissan, MECI & Associates, Inc., Mike’s Body Shop, Party Time Rentals, Phillips Cleaning Service, Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Skyline National Bank, Susan Whittington, Carl and Peggy Swofford, Town of Wilkesboro, The 50’s, WFBH-Wilkes Medical Center, Wilkes Community College, and Wilkes County Hardware.
Other contributors to the event were Carolina West, Champion Towing, Chick-Fil-A, Jefferson Landing, Leatherwood Mountains, MerleFest, Mountain Outfitters, Pencare Total Office, Pepsi, Northwest Food Service, The Walker Center, and WCC Absher Bookstore.
Volunteers contributing their time and efforts to the tournament were Austin Anderson, Evelyn Bumgarner, Steve Hall, Arnold Lakey, Connie McNeill, Ann Parsons, Christy Perry, Bobby and Susan Phillips, and Roberta Harless. During dinner, Angela Roten, Dean of Instructional Support Services and Donna Brooks, WCC instructor presented information about the Summer Bridge Program.
WCC Foundation Golf Committee members are Chairman, Ben Garrett, Linda Absher, Evelyn Bumgarner, Danny Holman, Arnold Lakey, Jackie Mallory, Connie McNeill, and Phil Stevens.
The golf tournament is named for the late Henry Moore, who was instrumental in the establishment of Oakwoods Country Club and a strong supporter of the college. He was eager to assist with the planning of WCC’s first golf tournament, helping with the layout and details of the tournament as well as being the first player to sign up to play. Unfortunately, Henry Moore passed away a few months prior to that first tournament in 1984. Saddened by the loss of a great friend and supporter, the college officially named the tournament the Henry Moore Golf Classic in his memory.
For more information on making a donation to the WCC Foundation, contact the Wilkes Community College Foundation Office at 336-838-6491. Contributions may be sent to WCC Foundation, P.O. Box 120, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.