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Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor announces return of annual golf tournament

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns, the Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor annual golf tournament will return on May 7, 2022, with a new look and a new name, but the same commitment to helping seniors in need.

The event’s new name, “Golfin’ for Good Sam,” is a reference to the tournament’s ongoing support of PMMA’s Good Samaritan Program—a program that provides financial support for local seniors who have, at no fault of their own, outlived their financial resources.

In addition to the new name, this year’s tournament will also feature a new course thanks to first-year host Winfield Country Club. Despite the new name and location, tournament organizers see this year’s event as a continuation of a long-standing community tradition.

“This tournament has such a rich history and tradition. We aim to continue that tradition for many more years knowing that so many residents’ lives are helped from one day on the course,” said Sarah Griggs, executive director of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor.

One of the traditions that will continue as part of this year’s event will be the Karl Faidley Golf Ball Drop. Taking place on the front lawn of the Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor campus, participants purchase golf balls that will be dropped from a bucket truck above in the hope that theirs lands closest to the hole to win a prize. The fundraiser is named in honor of Karl Faidley, the husband of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor resident Dorothy Faidley, and a long-time volunteer and supporter of the golf tournament.

To learn more about the Golfin’ for Good Sam golf tournament or the Karl Faidley Golf Ball Drop, and how you can get involved, contact Stacy Pike at 620-442-8700 or

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