The generosity of church members and the community made the inaugural Waldo Pafford Memorial Scholarship Fund Charity Golf Tournament a success, according to event organizer Clifford Johnson.
“These sponsors donated everything so we didn’t have to cover any expenses,” Johnson said, adding that helped push them just above $8,000 for the tournament held Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club.
Pafford was a member of Hinesville First United Methodist Church and an educator for more than 40 years, including a role as the principal of Bradwell Institute and Bradwell Elementary. He died in 1989.
Saturday’s tournament will give eight scholarship recipients $1,000 each for academic needs in college.
The golf tournament was a four-person scramble.
The first-place team was Johnson, Jack Shuman, Paul Rose and Art Gelow. The winning team won a two-night stay at Amelia Island provided by Kenny and Lisa Saitow.
The second-place team of Jordan Roberson, Bo Strickland, Chris Binkley and Ben Floyd won a two-night stay at St. Simons Island from Auto Shine Auto Wash.
Third place went to Joe and Andy Anderson, Travis Mobley and Pat Edwards. They received four rounds of golf at Sapelo Hammock Golf Club and four gift certificates worth $25 each to Capt. Joe’s Seafood.
Cherokee Rose Country Club awarded four rounds of golf and Auto Shine Auto Wash donated four deluxe car washes to the fourth-place team of Jan and Jake Umholtz and Francis and Lamar Smoak.
Sapelo Hammock Golf Club donated four rounds of golf to the fifth-place team of Ed Edwards, Joe Thompson, Bob Leach and Allan Leach.
Hinesville Ford planned to give away a car for a hole-in-one at No. 3 but no one won the car.
Baldinos, Walmart and Auto Shine Auto Wash donated awards for closest to the pin at Nos. 7, 13 and 17.
Here are the sponsors for the event:
Little Caesar’s Pizza, Coastal Electric Co-operative, Joint and Bone institute of South Georgia, Kroger, Kobe Restaurant, Auto Shine Auto Wash, Off-Post Barber Shop, Lowe’s of Hinesville, Century Link, VIP Office Supply, Stacy’s Florist, Pizza Peddler and Jack Waller’s Sunday school class at HFUMC.
McDonalds (Gary Dodd), Ollie Darsey’s Sunday School Class and Jack Waller’s Sunday school class.
Wesley V. Dasher, N2N Home Repair (Steve Wiggins), Harris Ace Hardware, The Sikes Group (Clay Sikes), Matthew Cardella, Wayne Miller, Century Link (Jerry Deloach), Century Link, Coastal Electric, Off-Post Barber Shop, Ton Ratcliffe, Charlotte and Dick Webb, Ed Edwards, Dr. Glenn Carter, Coastal Pawn, Speir Flanders, Osteen and Osteen Attorneys at Law, A.G. Overman Bible class, James Buckley and Associates, Martin Insurance Company, Hearn’s Rentals, Kevin Corwin, Pete and Ginger Clark, H. Craig Stafford, Attorney, Wyman May, Len B. Graddy, Yates Astro Pest Control, Earl and Wanda Phillips, Doug Force, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Sikes, Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, Liberty County Defensive Driving Clinic (Jerry Strickland), Bill and Carla’s Colonial Bridal Formal, Florist and Gift Gallery, Mac’s Optical, Jones Osteen and Jones, Mike Reed Chevrolet, Westridge Mobile Home Park (Jerry Strickland), Melissa Carter Ray State Farm Insurance, Great Southern Exterminating (Tom Jackson), Ray Martin, Gold and Silver Pawn, Robert Pirkle, Coastal Pharmacy, Holton’s Seafood Restaurant, Slade Sikes, Inc., Holtzman Insurance Agency, All American Storage, Golden and Associates CPA’s, LLC., Dr. Richard M. Wright, Author, Barry F. Wilkes, Stacy’s Florist, W.L. Hall, Joey Brown, Gerald and Ann DeLoach, United Methodist Men of Hinesville First United Methodist Church, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Mary Payne, Claudia Smith, Joan Hollingsworth, McDonalds (Gary Dodd), Golden Isles Nissan, Dryden Enterprises, Johnny Smiley, Jeff Stuart and Charlie Young