There were several winners at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Foundation’s 32nd Annual Open Golf Tournament benefitting the RWC Fellowship Fund held April 26 at Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club. But the biggest winner was the Fellowship Fund.
Players were divided into four flights. First flight champions were Carter Morgan, Alex Nelson, Cole Harrington and Ryan Kent with a 53. The team from Tri-Star topped the second flight: John Abbott, Allan Abbott, Travis Abbott and Ned Goode with a 60. Chesapeake Investment Group sponsored the third flight winners: John Sadler, Mac Conway, Richard Ware and Dick Foard with a 66. The winning ladies team was Ellie Davis, Molly Gatchell, Nancy Monroe and Joyce Mullins with a 65.
“One hundred and twelve golfers enjoyed a lovely day at Indian Creek and benefited an important part of our community at the same time,” said Brenda Mayer, Indian Creek head golf professional.
Other winners included Paul Smith, Men’s Longest Drive; Ann Stanley, Women’s Longest Drive; Greg Rogers and Nancy Monroe Men and Women’s Closest to the Pin.
RWC President Stuart Bunting expressed his appreciation for the overwhelming community support from participants, sponsors and prize donors.
“This tournament really goes a long way toward helping us achieve our Foundation’s mission,” Bunting said. “Since 1986, the Fellowship Fund has provided more than $4 million in grants to assure that RWC residents can enjoy a lifestyle of dignity and comfort at our Total LifeCare Community. Within the last year, $340,000 was granted to enable 14 residents to continue to call RWC home.”
When play ended, participants enjoyed a reception and awards ceremony at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. This year’s Gold Sponsors were Haywood Flooring, Connemara, Eagle Fire, and Chesapeake Bank and Investment Group. Silver Sponsors included Davenport-White Stone, NWP Oil and Propane, Marsh & McLennon, Lowe Brokenbrough, and Chesapeake Land Works, LLC.
Several businesses and individuals supported the tournament as hole sponsors: Union Bank, RWC Residents’ Association, Elbourn Electrical, Rhudy & Co., Jerry Hamm, RCC Educational Foundation, Noblett Appliance & Propane, Breeden & Breeden and Guernsey Tingle. Anchor Pharmacy was a Patron Sponsor. Bill Hudgins Automotive provided a GMC Canyon for the hole-in-one prize.
Golf courses and clubs supplying gifts for participants were Bay Creek, Golden Eagle, Indian Creek, Piankatank, King Carter and Ford's Colony.
“We really enjoyed having the tournament at Indian Creek this year,” said RWC Vice President of Development Whiz Harris. “It was a pleasure working with Brenda and Mike Mayer. We also couldn’t have had such a successful event without the overwhelming support of the community.”
Prizes for golfers were provided by Booth Furniture, Bay Port Painting, Indian Creek, White Stone Pharmacy, Doug Monroe, Chesapeake Bank, Kilmarnock Inn, RWC Human Resources, RWC Marketing, River Market, Willaby’s, Northern Neck Burger, Lee’s Restaurant, Car Wash Café, Pizza Hut, Golden Horseshoe, The Dandelion, Hair Design Studio, Hudgins Automotive and RWC Wellness.