Marion District team takes home trophy from annual golf tourney
By Allison Trussell
FLORENCE—Despite the high temperatures, a group of intrepid golfers set out June 4, the day before Annual Conference, for the fourth annual Camps and Retreat Ministries Tournament held at Traces Golf Club.
Nearly $8,000 was raised for camper scholarships, said Arthur Spriggs, executive director of South Carolina Camps and Retreat Ministries.
The tournament recognized a host of sponsors, but the Spriggs said the most memorable would have to be the primary hole-in-one sponsor King GMC, Buick and Cadillac, which provided a 2016 15-passenger bus and a 2016 GMC Terrain as hole-in-one prizes for the event.
“If the wind would have blown just a little bit harder, there’s no doubt that Kurt McPherson of Myrtle Beach would have driven away in a brand new Terrain,” Spriggs said.
The tournament also featured food, fun and a silent auction.
Kurt McPherson, Jay Bennett, Ray Crouse and Eric Dusa formed the winning team, which hailed from the Marion District. The Rev. George Howle, Greenville District superintendent, reluctantly handed the trophy to the Rev. Tim Rogers, the Marion District superintendent, during the Tuesday afternoon session of Annual Conference.