Golf tourney raises money for Ashe schools

By Nathan Ham - [email protected]

Submitted photo - The 14th annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament raised over $13,000 for Ashe County Schools.

WEST JEFFERSON — The 14th annual Ashe County Board of Education Endowment Fund Golf Tournament took place on July 15 and over $13,000 was raised for Ashe County schools.

A total of 25 teams took part in the captain’s choice tournament at Mountain Aire Golf Course.

The community support for this tournament and for Ashe County schools will allow the money raised to be used to provide grants to educators for innovative learning options in the classroom.

The Ashe County Board of Education would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, administrators and central office staff that made this tournament a big success.

Corporate sponsors this year were Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, Carolina West Wireless, GE Aviation and Skyline/Skybest. Ashe County Ford was the Hole in One sponsor for anyone that could ace a hole during the tournament.

First place gross score: Scott Brothers Heating and Air

Second place gross score: Bremco #1

Third place gross score: Bremco #2

First place net score: Skyline/Skybest

Second place net score: Ashe County High School

Third place net score: Westwood Elementary

Closest to the Pin hole #1: Ben Shoemake

Closest to the Pin hole #7: Jody Brown

Closest to the Pin hole #14: Gary Bare

Closest to the Pin hole #16: Rudy Curd

White Tee longest drive: Larry Delp

Gold Tee longest drive: Larry Elliott

Red Tee longest drive: Jessica Kessler

Hole sponsors


Ashe County High School

Ashe County Middle School

Ashe Memorial Hospital

Ashe Medics

Blue Ridge Elementary School

Boone Family Funeral Home

Faw, Folger and Johnson, Attorneys at Law

First Citizens Bank

Greene Architecture

LifeTouch Studios

Mountain View Elementary School

Scott Brothers Heating and Air

Sexton Tree Farms

Shatley Springs Inn and Restaurant

Surry Insurance

Ultimate Property Maintenance

Vannoy Construction

W.J. Office

West Jefferson Chevrolet

Westwood Elementary School

Wellington Benefits

Yadkin Bank

Dr. Joel Yates Jr., Family Dentistry

Product sponsors

Ashe County Schools Child Nutrition Department

Food Lion

Ingles Market

Dr. Pepper Bottling of West Jefferson

Pet Dairy

Keith Phillips

Shatley Springs Restaurant

Team sponsors

K&K Stitch and Screen

Larry Rhodes

Wilkes Community College Ashe Campus

Donations/Door Prizes

Ashe County Cheese

Betty Bennett of Cutter’s Edge

The Honey Hole

Winner’s Circle

Parker Tie

My Favorite Kitchen Things

Uptown Jewelry Gifts

Petal Pushers

Mountain Outfitters

Tanger Outlets

Village Inn Pizza

W.J. Hardware

Scarlett Creek

MC Towing

Sweet Aromas Baked Goods

Style Depot

Smokey Mtn. BBQ

Creeper Trail Zip Line


‘Tis the Season

Farmer’s Towing

Havana Café

Salon 2

State Farm Insurance

Susan VanWyk

Monte Del Ray


Little’s Gym

Republic Services

Perry’s Gold Mine

Mountain Aire Golf Course

Mitch Phillips, State Farm Insurance

Rudy Curd

Harvey Jordan

Billy Sale

Blue Ridge Screening Solutions

Mike Mincey

Wal-Mart of West Jefferson

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation

Carolina West Wireless

Life Store

Lowes Home Improvement

Ralph Davis


Southern States

West Jefferson Chevrolet

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

Submitted photo – The 14th annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament raised over $13,000 for Ashe County Schools. photo – The 14th annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament raised over $13,000 for Ashe County Schools.

By Nathan Ham

[email protected]

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