Hot weather and hot scores make for an exciting golf tournament
By Tommie Sue Turner, Bonham Rotary Club
Jun 8, 2018
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With temperatures reaching 95 at the Annual Bonham Rotary Club’s Golf Tournament, the players still managed to record low scores. Sixteen teams teed off at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, and all teams managed to finish all 18 holes without any heat related problems. There were water stations at several locations on the golf course for the players and volunteers.

There were 3 flights with first place awarded to the winners of each flight.

The  First Flight (sponsored by Utter Family of Ford-Lincoln-Kia) Winner was TMC Bonham. 

First Flight winners (TMC Bonham) were Harley Smith, Todd Ford, Brian Baccus and Sean Floyd

The Second Flight (sponsored by Fannin County Electric Cooperative, Inc.) Winner was Legend Bank.

Second Flight winners (Legend Bank) were Charlie Joe Cary, Danny Joe Stroud, Jon Sisk and Bill Yarbro.

The Third Flight (sponsored by Judge Laurine J. Blake) Winner was Cole Title.

Third Flight winners (Cole Title) were Curtis Smith, Lee Hamby, Andrew Jones and Vernon Stevens.

Jon Sisk with the Legend Bank Team won the Men’s Longest Drive Contest and Colleen Shearer with The Fannin County Leader team won the Women’s Longest Drive Contest.

The par 3 contests and the putting contests were sponsored by McClanahan & Holmes, LLP CPA. Gary Nelson won the putting contest. Greg Towe won On The Green Contest on #6. Jon Sisk won On The Green Contest on #8. Raymond Stewart won On The Green Contest on #14. Jim Simpson won On The Green Contest on #16 and he also won the 50/50 raffle.

The players and volunteers were treated to Brookshire’s hamburgers with all the trimmings during the awards ceremony, which was conducted by Dr. Dana Sisk and Dr. Jerry Hopson.

The Bonham Rotary Club was established in 1921. In the intervening 97 years, the club has sponsored many worthwhile programs. Because of the tremendous support from businesses and citizens in our area for this event, the club is able to provide dictionaries for all third grade students in Fannin County, have a water well project with I. W. Evans sixth grade students, participate in Great Days Of Service, Dr. Walter Sisk Memorial Blood Drive, provide ribbons, t-shirts, and work Special Olympics, sponsor all B.I.S.D. Citizens Of The Year Awards, sponsor 2 Fannin County students to go to R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Camp, help sponsor I. W. Evans Field Day, and donate to local non-profit agencies.

In spite of the hot weather, our community stepped up and made this year’s golf tournament a big success. A big thank you goes out to all who donated, participated and worked on this endeavor.