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2018 P.B. Wood Golf Tournament benefits SWU students

    10.05.18 | Community Special Events Advancement

    Andrew Wood, left, son of Dr. P.B. Wood, expresses his appreciation to the golfers, encouraging them to support SWU's scholarship program as Scott Drury, right, SWU's vice president for advancement, looks on. Andrew also paid tribute to his father.

    Golf teams teed off Oct. 1 at Pickens Country Club for Southern Wesleyan University's annual P. B. Wood Golf Tournament, sponsored by Johnny Ross Insurance – Palmetto Insurance in Anderson, South Carolina. 

    WYFF-TV personality Dale Gilbert served as the emcee for the awards presentations.

    Twenty teams competed in this year’s tournament, named in memory of SWU administrator and noted psychologist, Dr. P.B. Wood. During an awards luncheon that concluded the tournament, Andrew Wood, Dr. Wood’s son, expressed appreciation to the players who participated and encouraged them to continue in their support of scholarships at Southern Wesleyan.

    The winning teams are as follows:

    • First Place: Larry Looper, Turtle Hiott, Bryan Lamb and Michael Jordan – winning prize Mizuno irons.
    • Second-place: Dan Wood, Rev. Tom Harding, Pete Wood and Andrew Wood – winning prize – Mizuno Drivers.
    • Third-Place: John Ross Jr., Jay Wright, Dean Hester and David Roh – winning prize – Mizuno sand wedges.
    • Putting Contest: Dale Gilbert, Wallace Martell, Jeff Costello and Charles Banks

    Southern Wesleyan University is pleased to partner with these sponsors whose generosity made this event possible: event sponsor, Johnny Ross Insurance Agency, LLC – Palmetto Insurance; platinum sponsors, Absolute Technologies LLC and Miller HVAC Service; and gold sponsors, Harper General Contractors and J. Davis Construction. Southern Wesleyan thanks the donors for their support and the players for their support and participation. Special thanks also to the Parkette for providing a delicious lunch and Bojangles of Clemson for breakfast biscuits.

    To find out more about how you can support programs at Southern Wesleyan University, contact Tony Payne in Southern Wesleyan's Office of Advancement at (864) 644-5014 or 1-800-282-8798, ext. 5014 or e-mail

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. At the same time, it’s Southern Wesleyan’s desire to practice contagious generosity within the surrounding community. For details about degree programs, go online to


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