Arkansas City PMMA announces return of golf tournament to support seniors
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 Presbyterian Manor 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.
One of the traditions that will continue as part of this year’s event will be the Karl Faidley Memorial Golf Ball Drop. You do not have to be a golfer to participate in this event. At the tournament, purchased opportunities will be dropped from a bucket above in the hope that theirs lands closest to the hole to win a prize. The fundraiser is named in memory of Karl Faidley, the husband of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor resident Dorothy Faidley, and a long-time volunteer and supporter of the golf tournament.
More information about the tournament and online registration will be announced soon.