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28th Anniversary of Scholarship Golf Classic

The Southwest Virginia Community College Annual Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 1:00 P.M. at Tazewell County Country Club.  This year’s tournament is the 28th Anniversary of this popular event that began as a celebration of Southwest’s 25th anniversary in 1992. Over the years, thousands of dollars of scholarships have been awarded from the proceeds of the tournament.

This year’s tournament is being played in celebration of the life of David Peters. David was an avid golfer and played in many Southwest Scholarship Golf Classic Tournaments over the years. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the David Peters Golf Scholarship.

Southwest’s tournament provides the opportunity for participants to win excellent prizes. Prizes are donated by area businesses and include a 2019 Jeep Renegade Sport 4×4 automobile for a hole-in-one on hole # 3, provided by Ramey Auto Group.  Other prizes are available for winners of a hole-in-one on other par three’s. Cash prizes are awarded for closest to the pin on par three’s and hole # 9 and for longest drive on # 18 for men, # 2 for women and most accurate drive on # 4.  Numerous door prizes will be given to tournament players through a drawing. The Grand Prize is a handcrafted brass desk-top clock made by Steven Olinger, Instructor in Southwest’s Machining and CNC Technology program.  Participants will also receive a tournament golf ball, a hat, and a towel. Snacks and drinks are provided during play and a reception and dinner, provided by Food City, conclude the day’s events.

The tournament is a two-person team, Captain’s Choice format with men’s, women’s or mixed teams. Participation fee is $150 per person which includes “trash” of one red tee, one druther, a chance on the grand prize and two $100 cash prizes. The fee for Tournament Sponsors is $1000 for two players and Hole Sponsors, $500 for one player.  Sponsors will be recognized throughout the tournament and at the reception and dinner following the tournament. Registration deadline is September 20. For tournament sponsor and registration information, call Southwest at 276-964-7348,, or or visit the College web site at

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