Golf tourney raises money for youth football

By Nathan Ham

August 2, 2013

The Ashe County Youth Football League invited golfers from all over to hit the links at Jefferson Landing for its inaugural fund-raising tournament last Tuesday.

The total proceeds from the tournament brought in over $11,000.

Teams competed to have the highest gross and net scores while individuals battled it out in “closest to the pin” and longest drive competitions.

First place in the gross score went to the team of Trey Scott, Buddy Ellison, Anthony Hamilton and Andy Robinson. The team, sponsored by High Country Insurance, finished with a final score of 53.

Second place went to the Blue Ridge Electric team of Clint Bedsaul, Ricky Bedsaul, Clint Caraway and Russell Sheets. They finished six shots back.

Skyline Telephone’s team of Jim Shepherd, Wes Minton, Harold Pruitt and Chris Jones took first in net score with 52.5.

In the closest to the pin competition, Danny Dixon won on the second hole and Jim Shepherd had the closest shot on the 17th hole. The longest drive went to Wes Minton on the 13th hole.

Ashe County Youth Football would like to think all of the sponsors that helped out, sponsored teams and donated to help the league.

Sponsors were: Skyline Telephone, Blue Ridge Electric, K&K Stitch ‘n Screen, High Country Insurance, AEV, Vannoy Construction, Scott Brothers Heating & Air, Appalachian Utilities, Ashe County Ford, Life Store Insurance, NAPA Auto Parts, Carquest, Palmetto Engineering, Crop Production Services, Tamales Mexican Grill, Furches Evergreens, Yadkin Bank, Current Chiropractic, Bill’s Garage, Nationwide Insurance, Barr Evergreens, Sexton Tree Farms, Ultimate Property Maintenance, Miller Insurance, Richard Hamby, Central Cycle Sales, John & Dale’s Body Shop, Richardson Tree Farm, Sturgill Tree Farm, First Citizens Bank and Chris Barr.