HORSESHOE BEND — The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council third 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 $10,000 for additional tourism promotion for the eight counties in northcentral Arkansas we represent,” Crystal Crow, new 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 four 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.
2018 Ozark Gateway Open
Championship Flight Score Prize
1st– Jarrett/Jarrett/Dawson 55 $240
2nd– Smart / Smart / J.W. Blevins 58 $180
3rd– Manning/Foster/Hart 60 $120
A Flight Score Prize
1st– Mike Turner/King/King 64 $240
2nd– Kelly/Kelly/Smith 65 $180
3rd– Morris/Trusty/Coots 65 $120
B Flight Score Prize
1st–Brown/Hollis/Bracket 68 $240
2nd-Yancy/Yancy/Proctor 68 $180
3rd-T Tom/Boicoff/Herron 69 $120
C Flight Score Prize
1st-Hufstedler/Kenny Smith/Brad Williams 73 $240
2nd-Baxter/Tate/Rutledge 74 $180
3rd-Pettway/Love/Humphrey 74 $120***
**Scorecard playoff starting on hole #11 & move backward
Major sponsors were First Community Bank, Citizens Bank, Dewel Pettway Shelter Insurance, White River Planning and Development, Sullivan Construction, White River Distributors, Hatfield Ready Mix, Block Insurance, Howco Logistics, FutureFuel Chemical Company, Arkansas State University-Newport, RiverCity Printing, 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, Debbie Gray, Devyn Stewart, Sandra Massey, and June Fournier, as well as, Chuck McNeight and 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.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.