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2019 P.B. Wood Golf Tournament benefits SWU students

2019 P.B. Wood Golf Tournament benefits SWU students

    10.25.19 | Community Advancement

    Pictured is Team Hoyle, winners of this year's P.B. Wood Golf Tournament Oct. 7 at Smithfields Country Club in Easley, from left: Marc Hoyle, Reggie Hoyle, Matt Bettencourt and Bryan Kelley.


    Golf teams teed off Oct. 7 at Smithfields 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.

    Eighteen teams competed in this year’s tournament, named in memory of SWU administrator and noted psychologist, Dr. P.B. Wood.

    The winning teams are as follows:

    • First Place team: Reggie Hoyle, Marc Hoyle, Brian Kelly and Matt Bettencourt from team Hoyle, winning a $300 gift certificate from Golf USA (per player)
    • Second Place team: John Ross, Jr., Dean Hester, David Roh and Payton Whitlock from team Johnny Ross Insurance, winning a $150 gift certificate from Golf USA (per player)
    • Third Place Team: Tom Harding, Dan Wood, Pete Wood and John Keffer from team Alive Wesleyan Church, winning a $75 gift certificate from Golf USA (per player)
    • Closest to the Pin: John Atcheson, winning a $75 gift certificate from Golf USA
    • Putting contest: Steve Shannon, James Jenkins, George Kinsey and Tony Troiano from team Absolute Technologies, winning a box of Calloway golf balls from Golf USA (per player)

    “A big thanks to our primary sponsors, which include Johnny Ross Insurance Agency, Absolute Technologies LLC and Miller HVAC Service. Special thanks to Best Western Plus of Clemson for providing snacks and lunch, and to all of our sponsors for making the event a success,” said Tony Payne, associate vice president for development at Southern Wesleyan.

    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

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