Golfers enjoyed a beautiful fall day on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Oakwoods Club at the WCC Foundation’s Annual Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic. The Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic celebrated its 40th year raising money for the college. There were 108 players participating in the tournament. Proceeds from the tournament totaled over $52,000 which will provide scholarships to students who participate in the Career and College Promise (CCP) program. Window World, Inc. was the lead sponsor for the tournament.

Since 1984, the Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic has contributed approximately $809,848 to the WCC Foundation in support of Wilkes Community College.

Ben Garrett, Golf Tournament Committee chairperson said, “The Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic is one of the longest-running golf tournaments in our area. 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 of the 2023 competition include:

  • First place gross: Jim Faw, Chris Call, Jon Call, Jon Gambill
  • First place net: Steve Carlson, Brandon Eller, Jamie Perry, Scott Stamper
  • Second place gross: Rip Rollins, Keith Johnson, Dennis Joyce, David Adams
  • Second place net: Randall Parsons, Seth Rhoades, Joe Brooks, Lucas Brooks
  • Third place gross:  Ben Garrett, Randy Brooks, Ricky Brooks, Chris Kennedy
  • Third place net:  Doug Eller, Wayne Little, Matt Holbrook, Nolan Eller

Event sponsors were Window World, Lead Sponsor; Carolina West Wireless, Silver Sponsor; North Wilkesboro Speedway, Silver Sponsor; Becky and Arnold Lakey, Silver Sponsor; ECMD, Bronze Sponsor; Joe Campbell Roofing (Hole In One), Bronze Sponsor; Diane and Larry Stone, Bronze Sponsor; Bumgarner Services, Bronze Sponsor; Skyline National Bank, Bronze Sponsor; Finley Properties, Bronze Sponsor; The Sterling Group, Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery, The Ragg Company, Pepsi, and Budweiser/RH Barringer.

Business Team Sponsors were Concorde Management Company, Cutting Edge Lawn – Danny Holman, dreamwalls/Gardner Glass Products, Vannoy, Colvard, Triplett & Vannoy, and Wells Fargo Wealth Management and Investment Management.

Business Sponsors were Brand Jewelry, Brushy Mountain Powersports, Carolina Realty ERA LIVE MOORE, Cook’s, CS Forester Benefits Group, Faw Insurance, Haynes Insulation, and Susan Whittington.

Hole Sponsors for the event were Linda Absher, Almost On The Lake, Associated Heating & Air, Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, B & R Service, Inc., Carol Black-In Memory of Bob Black, Blue Ridge Tractor, Brame Huie, Abby and Gordon Burns, Lee K. and Duane Cornett, McNeil Chevrolet Buick and Nissan, Natasha Evans, Carolina Realty, Jenny Hix & Kathy Hix-Boyette, Infusion Points, MECI and Associates, Peggy & Carl Swofford, Phillips Cleaning Service, The 50’s, Town of Wilkesboro, and Wilkes Community College.

Other contributors to the event were Ashe County Cheese, John A. Walker Center, Leatherwood, MerleFest, New River Brewing, Pencare, Pepsi, R.H. Barringer, Mike Wingler, WCC Absher Bookstore, and Wilkes County Hardware.

Volunteers contributing their time and efforts to the tournament were Arnold Lakey, Christy Perry, Ann Parsons, and Susan Phillips.

WCC Foundation Golf Committee members: 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.