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

Tournament Results

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 or call 1-800-264-0316.