Walt Meadors Golf Tournament raises more than $7,000 for Valley Haven

Published 4:48 pm Monday, August 5, 2019

LANETT — Saturday’s Walt Meadors Invitational Golf Tournament was a successful fundraiser for Valley Haven School, according to the school’s executive director.

A total of 24, four-member teams took part, and more than $7,000 was raised for Valley Haven.

“We were well pleased with what we did for a one-day tournament,” Valley Haven Executive Director Craig Brown said. “We raised $10,000 last year, but that was in a two-day tournament. Twenty-four teams is the most we’ve ever had in the tournament.” The event took place at the Point University Golf Club.

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There were two winning teams, one for the gross score and one for the net score. The father-and-son tandem of Danny Baldwin and Nick Baldwin, Lynn Callahan and Steven Burgess and the low net score of 60. Another father-and-son tandem, Robert Hale and Alex Hale, Bill Edwards and Steven Powers had the low gross score of 54, or 17 under par.

Prizes were awarded for golfers having the longest drives on hole No. 1 and No. 15 and closest to the pin on No. 3, No. 11, No. 13 and No. 17.

Abbie Taylor had the longest drive on No. 1 and Jessica Dawson had the longest on No. 15. Closest to the pin on No. 3 was Jonathan Dawson, Butch Kilgore on No. 11, Trevor Pool on No. 13 and Terry Daniel on No. 17.

Sponsors for the closest to the pin event were Jayco Renovations, Papa’s Que & Stew, Highway 29 Express, Kia Autosport and Kenny Knox Tire. The Main Street Animal Hospital in Roanoke was the sponsor for the longest drive competition. The West Point Rotary Club was the event sponsor.

“We were pleased with the way things went today,” Rotary Club spokesperson Jody Elmore said.