The Ridges Country Club in Hayesville is again the site for the Bethel-Guidry Golf Tournament held annually for the purpose of funding colleges scholarship for qualified high school seniors in Clay and Towns Counties. On Saturday, September 29, at 7:00 A.M. the golfers will tee off with a shotgun start, hoping to be a prize winner in the various contests of the tournament. All area golfers are welcome to play, either individually or as part of a team. The entry fee is $100 and includes a Golfer Continental Breakfast, range balls, gift bags and a celebratory luncheon. A cash bar will be available as well. Awards and a Silent Auction will conclude the luncheon. Additional luncheon tickets may be purchased for $30.
A number of area students have benefited from this annual event, receiving financial aid for their college choice, and we hope this year’s event will raise enough funding to foster several more deserving scholars. Event Co-Chairmen Sanford Freeman and Jose Arias are urging individuals, businesses or other community groups to step forward as Golf Tournament Sponsors. The Sponsor levels range from $100-$500 with exciting benefits at each level. Sponsors can choose to support tournament contests such as the Hole in One, Best Ball or others, or to underwrite the Refreshment Cart or Golfer Continental Breakfast. Volunteers for the tournament are also needed as well as unique and valued items for the Silent Auction.
The Golf Tournament is named for Deacon Turner Guidry and his wife Georgia Bethel, both of whom lovingly served the youth of our area as teachers and mentors for many decades. They continue to do so today. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church initiated the Golf Tournament in their name and set up the foundation to help deserving students attend college or trade school.
The tournament on Saturday Sept 29 is open to all - golfers, volunteers, sponsors and watchers - come join in the fun! For more information and forms, see www.goodshepherdhayesville.org/bethelguidry-scholarship-golf-tournament/