7th Annual Jimmy Johnson Classic Raises Over $20K

October 9, 2012

Hole-in-One Winner David Stephens

Perfect weather set the scene for another successful Jimmy Johnson Golf Classic, which helps benefit the Elbert Memorial Hospital.

The tournament has been around for fourteen years, and this year was the seventh year that the tournament has held its current name.

Over one hundred and twenty golfers teed it up at Arrowhead Golf Course at Richard B. Russell State park this past Friday, October 5th. Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Nancy Seymour said this year’s tournament raised over twenty thousand dollars.

“We had a gorgeous fall day, and the profit for the golf tournament was twenty-two thousand dollars, and included was the excitement of having a Hole-in-One made by David Stephens on hole number 15”, said Seymour.

Indeed, WSGC’s own David Stephens made the first ever Hole-in-One in the tournaments fourteen years of operation.

Seymour was very grateful for Arrowhead’s staff, and all they did to help with the tournament.

“I particularly want to thank Steve Barfoot, the golf pro out at Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course, and his staff who do a wonderful job. It is so easy to work with them. They are so organized, and we have worked really well together over the last seven years”, said Seymour.

Also, another milestone was achieved with this year’s tournament. Stewart York announced prior to the start of the day, that the Jimmy Johnson endowment had surpassed $125,000 raised.