Metro Columbus Golf Association Presents Scholarships
By Times Staff Writer
Columbus, GA – The Metro Columbus Golf Association held their First Annual Golf
Tournament on April 14, 2012 at Oxbow Creek Golf Course in the city. The tournament was
held to raise funds for scholarships. The following students received scholarships for achievement
in the 2012 school term. The scholarship recipients are: Mr. Christen Hadley, Shaw High
School Class of 2012 Golf team who will be attending Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Al,
$500; Mr. Travis Perry, Spencer High School Class of 2012, State wide award $500; and Miss
Rachel Cantrell, Spencer High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian $500.00 scholarship.
The Metro Columbus Golf Association thanks the participants and gives a special
acknowledgement to their great supporters who are: United States Congressman Sanford
Bishop, Georgia State Representative Calvin Smyre, Superior Court Judge John Allen, Mrs.
Vivian Creighton Bishop/Clerk of Municipal Court, Mrs. Pam Brown/Candidate for Muscogee
County Sheriff 2012, Cody Road Trophies & Jewelers, Battle & Battle Funeral Home,
Sconiers Funeral Home, Chester’s Barbeque/Veterans Parkway, Fitzgerald’s Pharmacy,
Country’s Barbeque/Mr. Henry Degracia/manager, Wal Mart’s Manager/Mr. Harrison Banks,
Little Joe’s Package Store, Bi-City Golf Club/Inc., The Controllers Civic and Social Club,
Inc./Mr. Will Simmons-president, Norwood Trucking/Mr. Charles Miles, Triangle
Beverage/Lee & Linda Jackson, Minister Willie Ware/chaplain & members-Mt Olive Baptist
Church-Fortson, GA and Hill, Watson and People’s Funeral Homes. The club has been asked,
“where do we go from here.” They are always looking for ways to enrich the community.
They believe in writing the vision and making it plain so if “they bring up a child in the way he or she should go, that child will have positive morals with a faith based system to
rely on. The Metro Columbus Golf Association began a program of mentorship May 22
2012 at Oxbow Golf Course built on the foundation of Jesus
Christ through golf. The Metro Columbus Golf Association’s objectives are: to teach the student basic self-esteem for self as well as for others; teach basic golfing techniques with special attention on fostering
honesty, integrity and respect; and to help each student learn to adapt to difficulties or
changes in life experiences by reaching a level of self-actualization. Minister Willie Ware, chaplain,
provided this information. The secretary is Mr. Willie Watkins, the public relations director is Mr. Paul Leonard, Mr. Jesse Roan is the president, Mr. Jesse Bass is treasurer, Mr. Artis Johnson, cochairman/
Golf Tournament and Mrs. Carol Gertjegerdes,sponsor, The ColumbusTimes Newspaper.