The 30th annual Southwest Virginia Community College Scholarship Golf Classic was held on September 29th at Tazewell County Country Club. Each year, the tournament provides much needed financial support for deserving students. Beyond tuition costs, students require funding for books, supplies and materials for classes. Over the last 30 years, the SWCC Scholarship Golf Classic has raised more than half a million dollars in an effort to help students with these costs.
This year’s tournament was played in honor of Priscilla McCall. Priscilla is a longtime supporter of SWCC and has provided hundreds of students from Buchanan and Tazewell counties with the opportunity to attend college through the Sam G. McCall, Jr. Family Scholarships. In 2019, Priscilla partnered with the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors to bring free tuition to high school seniors of Tazewell County.
Tournament sponsors were Clinch Valley Medical Center, David Mullins Wealth Management, Dr. Charles R. King, First Bank & Trust, Ginger Robertson, J.A. Street & Associates, Richlands Pharmacy & Associates, Stelio & Betty Corte Foundation, Trupoint Bank, West River Conveyors, and WVVA. Hole sponsors were First Sentinel Bank, Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, TrustPoint Insurance, Twin Enterprises, and Lindsey & Associates.
Many area businesses and individuals also donated prizes, including: Appalachian Arts Center, AutoZone of Claypool Hill, Bad Axery, Bizzack Construction, Cuz’s Uptown Barbeque, Fisher & Company, Larry Odum, Mary Lawson, SWCC Bookstore, and SWCC President’s Office. Ramey Automotive of Richlands provided a brand new Buick Encore GX for a Hole-In-One prize on hole #3! Golf balls were provided by Rod Moore. The grand prize drawing was a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork from the very talented brick artisan, Johnny Hagerman of Lost Art Brick Carvings. Food City of Claypool Hill provided a delicious dinner for the reception and Kimberly’s Greenhouse of Pisgah provided beautiful flowers.
Winners of the Championship Flight were: Brent Dyson & Mark Nelson; Runners-up were Mike Street & Caleb Robinette. Winners of the First Flight were: Darrell Harman & Rod Moore; Runners-up were Paul Lallande & John Teets. Winners of the Second Flight were: Tim Alley & Stephen Gilbert; Runners-up were Dick Landreth & Ron Mallory. Winners of the Third Flight were: Kenny Lowe & Johnny Brewster; Runners-up were Peter Mulkey & Ben Mulkey. Winners of the Fourth Flight were: Robert Brandon & Bill Akers; Runners-up were Aaron Ball & Billy Cantrell. Winners of the Fifth Flight were: Ernie Matney & Kenny Ramey; Runners-up were Chandler Cooper & Hayden Fuller.
Thank you to all of our players, sponsors, volunteers, and community partners for your generous support!