Ozark Gateway announces 2019 golf tournament results
HORSESHOE BEND — The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council fourth annual golf tournament, recently held at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend, was a huge success, said Cathy Drew, Ozark Gateway’s executive director. “Not only was it a perfect day weather-wise, especially in August, but we were also able to raise over $10,000 for additional tourism promotion for the eight counties in northcentral Arkansas we represent,” Crystal Crow, region president, said.
“Because of how we structure our payouts to winners, I think this tournament is fast becoming one players like to play in as the odds of winning cash and prizes are really good. This year we had three flights and the third place teams still broke even on their entry fees. That’s an incentive to play,” said Charlie Morris, Ozark Gateway board secretary.
Championship Flight Score Prize
1st-Campbell/Manry/Burns 52 $240
2nd-Jarrett/Jarrett/Jarrett 57 $180
3rd-Phillips/Treat/Harmon 60 $120
A Flight Score Prize
1st-Rains/Acup/Reeves 66 $240
2nd-Rich/York/Kunz 66 $180
3rd-Thurman/Thurman/Despain 67 $120
B Flight Score Prize
1st-Turner/King/King 71 $240
2nd-Brown/Hollis/Bracket 71 $180
3rd-Morris/Passmore/Trusty 72 $120
Consolation drawings Prize
1st- Harris/Richman/Harris $100
2nd- Hurt/Spurlock/Carr $100
3rd- Haley/Foreman/Hames $100
Scorecard playoff starting on Hole No, 11 and move backward
Major sponsors were First Community Bank, River City Print, White River Planning and Development, Sullivan Construction, White River Distributors, Hatfield Ready Mix, Trucks Poultry, Howco Logistics, Future Fuel Chemical Company, Arkansas State University-Newport, Lunch sponsor was FNBC Community Bank.
Drew said more than 20 hole sponsors were a big key to the tournament success as well.
The Ozark Gateway Region offered a special thank you to the regional board and other friends for rolling up their sleeves and volunteering during the event. They included Crystal Crow, Adam Davis, Bo Chevallier, Ward Massey, and June Fournier, as well as the staff of the Course at Turkey Mountain.
The nonprofit Ozark Gateway is one of 12 regional tourism organizations in Arkansas recognized by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and formed to promote tourism and relocation living opportunities in the state.
For more information about Ozark Gateway visit www.ozarkgateway.com or call 1-800-264-0316.For more information on golf or a complete list of golf sponsors visit: https://ozarkgateway.com/outdoors/golf/
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Cathy Drew is a lifelong resident of the region that she loves to promote. As a matter of fact, she was born in downtown Batesville in the late ’60s, which is in one of the eight counties she now enjoys encouraging people to visit.
Jeff Drew is her husband of almost 29 years. They have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew, his wife Devyn Stewart. Drew is also grandmother to Jon and Devyn’ s son, Jase Drew.
However, Drew can’t skip the other part of her family: the pets! Lady Bird (a stray dog welcomed into their home in June 2012) and of course, Howard – – a puppy compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arriving at the Drew home. They also have Kasha whom Drew inherited when her mother passed in 2016, and they adopted Bullet, a stray in November of 2016.
Drew, became associated with the Ozark Gateway Region in 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.). The agency handled marketing for the regional association where she along with her co-workers produced an annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region In June 2000.
After Drew became director, she took the region to the next level by helping the tourism organization create a new website and moved it from the old newspaper paper tabloid publication to a color magazine format.
Over the years Drew has helped the organization meet new marketing goals, such as in- and out-of-state marketing, assuring that all 105,000 copies of their magazines are distributed each year.
Drew also helped the region create a heritage trail map that is still on posters in many establishments across the region and Arkansas. She oversaw development of a motorcycle route map that folds into a credit card format for riders, as well as those seeking scenic routes to enjoy the beautiful Ozark Mountains.
She has attended several AARP Shows across the U.S., representing Arkansas. She helped open a visitor center for the Ozark Gateway, allowing visitors to pick up information from across the entire state 24/7.
In 2016, she assisted creating the first Ozark Gateway Region Golf Classic and the tournament continues to grow each year, allowing the organization to grow its co-op program, helping each county have dedicated promotion. Drew stays busy at Ozark Gateway as the ad sales manager, magazine editor, day-to-day office operations, trade show representative, as well as magazine distribution representative all while making sure that the region is represented all over Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Drew has been featured in several local and statewide publications over the years as well as the 1997 cover of the Ozark Gateway Region tabloid along with her then 4-year-old son, Jon. She has received several awards such as the Batesville Rotarian of the Year in 2010 as well as a three-time Paul Harris Fellow.
She also has served as an Independence County election commissioner for several years and now serves as their co-election coordinator, helping with behind-the-scenes management of voting equipment, day-to-day election deadlines as well as poll worker training.
Drew serves on the Arkansas Travel Council Board of Directors, Ozark Foothills Film Fest Board of Directors, Batesville Rotary Club Past President and is the Rotary Clubs current publicity chair.
In March of 2018, Drew was honored with induction into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame for her many years of dedicated service to the tourism industry.