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The mulligan that won’t stop giving hit its 16th anniversary last weekend as Mulligan Fore Kids celebrated another successful benefit golf tournament and auction. The event, created by Lynn Webb and Mickey Grizzard in 2004, serves as a fundraiser for the foundation that provides “a hand-up, not a hand-out” for special needs youngsters in Wilson County.
“This year was another great success,” explained Webb. “The donors, sponsors and participants make it all rewarding. We had a lot of newcomers this year as the community has learned more about what we do for these special children.”
The 2019 event kicked off with the annual dinner and auction Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wilson County Shrine Club. Bo Barefoot’s antics as auctioneer energized the bidding, leading to some significant monetary contributions. On Friday, Oct. 4, as 30 foursomes convened at Wedgewood Public Golf Tournament for the annual superball golf tournament. Leading the way was the PLT Concrete Services team of Brock Godwin, Brandon Godwin, Zim Hagan and Brandon McKeel, which put together a winning score of 18-under-par 54. Tying for second place with scores of 56 were the entry teams of Donald Williamson and the host Wedgewood contingent. Williamson’s group garnered second place via a scorecard playoff while Wedgewood took third place.
Victorious in the second flight was the Barnes Equipment team followed by Wilson Eye Associates. Capturing third place was the Narron Sales quartet. Highway 55 won the third flight while Construct, Inc., emerged in second place. Joyner’s Funeral Home entry seized third place honors.
Special recognition was again given to the late Wilson Country Club golf professional Grover Bullin, who was instrumental in developing Mulligans Fore Kids.