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Arkansas City PMMA's annual golf tournament tradition continues

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns, Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor hosted its annual golf tournament on May 7, 2022, raising more than $25,000 for the Good Samaritan Program.  

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.

"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. "We are so blessed to have a large group of businesses, organizations and individuals who support Presbyterian Manor and our mission, not only at the tournament, but throughout the year."

105 golfers participated in the four-person scramble tournament. The winners in the three flights were:

Flight A 1st place:  Kevin Campbell, Justin Sparks, Aaron Bucher & Brandon Welch

Flight B 1st place:  Reatha Juden, Kim Hager, Carson Hager & Champ Caudillo

Flight C 1st place:  Kerry Wehner, Mike King, Adam Kerr & Jeff Boone

482 numbered golf balls were dropped as part of Karl Faidley Memorial Golf Ball Drop. Dorothy Faidley, Karl’s widow, attended the pre-tournament events and helped Griggs present the winnings to the winners that were present. Carol Mackey’s ball landed closest to the pin, with Rita Slaughter, Michael Hayes and Alan Teufel in second, third and fourth place.  

At this year’s Golfin’ for Good Sam Annual Golf Tournament, our golfers had the opportunity to participate in various course games during the tournament. For the putting contest, Nick Aldridge and Tony Rodrigues tied for first when both made the putt; Casey Crandall in second and Jeff Fluty in third. Jeff Fluty shot the closest to the pin on Hole #6 and Shane Broyles on Hole #9. Maria Venegas had the longest drive (women only) on Hole #10 and Alan Teufel (men only) on Hole #14. Each of these participants received golf packages at one of eight great courses in the area. New this year, our golfers had an opportunity at a chance for to land closest to the pin and win a 50/50 pot and the winner was Adam Kerr.  

“We couldn’t be happier with the turnout, and are so grateful for the tremendous support we receive from the Cowley County community,” Griggs said. “The residents who receive help through the Good Samaritan Program thank you.”

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