Held annually at Willow Creek Golf Club
Mission has since expanded its reach to reward scholarships
for hard-working high school graduates in 14 Appalachian high schools looking to earn a college degree.
One of Mission’s most successful fundraisers has been held annually in Farragut since the early 2000s.
Sixteenth Annual Chick-fil-A Knoxville & Mission of Hope
Golf Classic, each year held at Willow Creek Golf Club, featured 236 participants broken into an 18-hole “AM session” (120) and 18-hole “PM session” (116) playing a four-person scramble best-ball format on a sunny Friday, Aug. 9.
Perhaps the highlight of this day was an M of H Golf Classic first: Dan Anderson nailed a hole-in-one on the par 3 No. 6, using a 5-iron from 157 yards out.
On top of his regular prizes for being “Closest to the Pin” at No. 6 during the morning session, Anderson also won a set of golf clubs.
Other morning winners: champion team was Steven Daves, Scott Headrick, Brad McConnell and Wes Cate (57, won a playoff). Runner-up foursome was Buddy Bradley, Pat Barker, Bud Sutton and Dobber Whaley.
Straightest Drive on No. 3: Roger Bohanan; Closest to the Pin No. 2, Nathan Howard; Closest at 11, Brett Taylor; and Closest at 14, Brad Bartlett.
Afternoon session: champion foursome was Jim Cornelius, Norm Templeton, Alan White and Dee Anderson (55). Runner-up team was Mike Hensley, Herb Dunn, Don McCloy and his son, J.P. McCloy.
Straightest Drive, No. 3, Mark Moreland. Closest to the Pin, No. 2, Allen White; Closest at 11, Don Cagle; Closest at 6, Don McCloy; and Closest at 14, Austin Kramer.
To donate to Mission of Hope, call 865-584-7571 or visit www.missionofhope.org
For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.