The Halls Crossroads Women’s League surprised many this year by switching their fundraising gala for the first-ever Halls Has It Golf Tournament. The change has paid off, as the tournament, held Aug. 14, at Beaver Brook Country Club, raised $19,333.62, which the Women’s League will use to continue their service efforts in Halls.
More than 80 players turned out for the day, and volunteers made the day, including Women’s League members and the Halls High School golf team.
“Every corner I turned, people were either laughing, hugging or catching up,” said Women’s League vice president Susan Smith. “Our League contributed financially, and personally they contributed many hours to make this a successful, fun and productive day.”
First fight winners were DeWayne Arnold, Gary Burris, Randall Hodge and A.C. Cooper. Winning the second flight were Dave Fugate, David Williams, John Story and John Fugate. Awards were $400 from the Beaver Brook Country Club Pro Shop. Second and third places received shop credit as well.
Ray Varner Ford donated a red Ford Focus for the hole-in-one challenge, but while there were many close calls, no one got a hole-in-one. All Par 3’s and Par 5’s had chances to win prizes donated by Sofas & More, Enix Jewelers, Fountain City Jewelers, Kroger, Hair Plaza, Litton’s, Rural King, Sparkling Car Wash and Ray Varner Ford. The winner of the putting contest received a Titleist golf bag donated by Beaver Brook Country Club golf pro Jimmy Hawkins. Instructor Brad Rose also donated a one-hour golf lesson.
Smith thanked Hawkins for all his contributions, plus Sandy Mynatt and the staff at Beaver Brook for preparing lunch, which was sponsored by Tindell’s Inc. Dippin’ Donuts sponsored breakfast, and Marco’s Pizza sponsored food for the end of the tournament. Hallsdale Powell Utility District supplied bottled water and a golf basket, and Scrumps provided cake and cupcakes.
Goody bags were sponsored by DeRoyal Industries. Contributors included Chick-fil-A of Fountain City and Marco’s Pizza of Halls.
“In addition to all of the named sponsors, we had many hole sponsors and monetary donations,” said Smith. “I could not begin to list everyone who helped or contributed in some way. Our League has been around since 2005, and we have never had this much community involvement. Where there is a need, our community comes together, and we take care of our own. I have lived here my whole life, and I proudly call Halls home. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”