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Annual Golf Tournament

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Thank you to our GRAND SPONSORS who have supported our event for years! Darlington Raceway, Carolina Bank, Fitness World Gyms, MPD Electric Cooperative, and Nationwide Insurance!

Sponsorships and teams available. Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org


2021 Event Recap

Congratulations to the team of Lowe's Tow Bars and The Dairy Bar for taking top honors in the DDRA Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, April 14. Thank you to all our fabulous grand sponsors, Darlington Raceway, Carolina Bank, Nationwide Insurance, Fitness Worldwide Gyms, and MPD Electric Cooperative; hole sponsors; and teams for a great afternoon of golf at Darlington Country Club!

The winning team included Lawrence Lowe of Lowes Tow Bars, Steve Irick of Darlington Packing, John Gregg, and Charlie Weatherford of The Dairy Bar.

Coming in second was the Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority team of Frank Hough, Elbert Warren, James Linton, and Tyrone Lynn.

Some big excitement came at third place where a tie between Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority and Darlington County Economic Development Partnership teams forced a putt-off contest. After several putts, Lewis Brown, County economic development director, made the putt to win and break the tie. The Partnership team included Brown, Don Bockoven with Fiber Industries, John Ramsey with Darlington Veneer, and John Sweeney with NESA.

Other prizes included Closest to the Pin on Hole 4 by Wayne Howle of Janney Investments, Closest to the Pin on Hole 9 by Frank Hodges of Prudential Insurance, Closest to the Pin on Hole 11 by Walter Berry of Dedicated Community Bank, Closest to the Pin on Hole 14 by Adam Evans of the Law Office of Beth York, and Longest Drive on Hole 16 by McClure Thomas of Carolina Bank #2.

John Gregg of Lowe's Tow Bar also took home more than $200 cash from the 50-50 drawing, and Charlie Weatherford took home the Michelob Ultra golf bag donated by Crown Beverages.

Any attendees who would like to provide feedback on the event, can go to this link through May 28: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLSVFNW.

Golf Committee Members: Ronnie Ward, Billy Hill, and Pete Dennis

Special thanks to DDRA Board members Nancy Matthews, Bobby Kilgo, Rev. Rags Coxe, and Beth York who came out during the tournament to assist.

Hole Sponsors: Carolina Bank, Eads Chiropractic Center, Nancy Matthews of Edward Jones Investments, Howle Law Firm, Palmetto Office Furniture, Vaughan Insurance, The Purple Fish Coffee Company, Bristow Oil, West Propane, and Swipe Payment Solutions.

For more information, visit buildupdarlington.org, call 843-992-1561 or email info@buildupdarlington.org.


2020 Event Recap

The City of Darlington won the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) annual golf tournament on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Darlington Country Club. Team members included Assistant Fire Chief Charles Bailey, Firefighter Chase Bailey, DJ Bruce, and Keith Young.

A full flight of 19 teams filled the DDRA's first fundraiser since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. The weather held throughout the day, and players enjoyed the food, fun, and fellowship on the course and afterwards at the club house.

Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority came in second place, and Marlboro Development Team took third. Prizes for the longest drive went to Elbert Warren of Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority. Closest to the Pin prizes went to Lawrence Lowe of the Lowes Tow Bars team on Hole 4, to Bowman Hiller of the Janney Investment team on Hole 9, to Jamie Stanley of the Fahrenheit 225 team on Hole 11, and to Dennis Lofe of the Wilson Senior Care team on Hole 14. Matt Jackson of the Coca-Cola team took home the 50-50 drawing prize.

Darlington Country Club presented the Duffers Award to the Coca-Cola team.

"The support of Carolina Bank and Darlington Raceway make this event possible every year, and we appreciate how much they support our program specifically, but also the community as a whole," says Billy Hill, co-chair of the golf tournament.

"The addition of Nationwide Insurance and Fitness World Gyms as presenting sponsors the last two years has grown the tournament and shows that what the DDRA does matters," says Ronnie Ward, co-chair of the golf tournament.

Other sponsors included Coca-Cola, Belk Funeral Home, Eads Chiropractic Center, Nancy Matthews at Edward Jones Financial, FBi Construction, Lowe's Tow Bars, Marlboro Development Team, Wilson Senior Care, Howle Law Firm, Palmetto Office Furniture, The Purple Fish Coffee Company, Singletary's Tire & Auto, and Vaughan Insurance.

Proceeds from the tournament help fund community projects such as the Bringing Downtown Alive! Concerts, Darlington Veterans Memorial, streetscape and beautification projects, and business seminars, among other things to assist and promote our businesses.

New this year, in lieu of some other events that are made impossible because of the pandemic, the DDRA has created a summer-long contest to encourage residents to eat locally and to help our locally owned restaurants recover from the pandemic.

"As the curveball of COVID-19 has impacted our community, we wanted to find some way to support our businesses," says Lisa Rock, executive director for the DDRA. "Especially as restaurants have been hit so hard during these difficult times."

Details of the contest can be found at www.BuildUpDarlington.org/EatLocal.

Grand sponsors included Carolina Bank, Darlington Raceway, Nationwide Insurance, and Fitness World Gyms.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Teams included Carolina Bank, City of Darlington, Wilson Senior Care, Fahrenheit 225, Marlboro Development Team, Eastern Industrial, Dennis Insurance Agency, Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority, Fast Track Convenience Stores, Nationwide Insurance, CPS Alarms, FBi Construction, Lowe's Tow Bars, Coca-Cola, Nicholson Business Systems, Janney Investments, Darlington Raceway, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, and Dedicated Community Bank.

Winning Teams from 2020

1stPlace City of Darlington

1st Place - City of Darlington: Assistant Fire Chief Charles Bailey, Firefighter Chase Bailey, DJ Bruce, and Keith Young.

2ndPlaceDCWSA team

2nd Place - Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority: Frank Hough, Elbert Warren, Tyrone Lynn, and James Linton

3rd Place - Marlboro Development Team: William Fleming, Ben Fleming, Bill Fleming, and Matt Haynie


Winning Teams from 2019

First Place Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority Team
1st - Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority

Second Place Nationwide Team
2nd - Nationwide Insurance

Third Place Carolina Contractors Team
3rd - Carolina Contractors

Duffer Award Darlington Raceway Team
Duffer Award - Darlington Raceway


Closest to the Pin

Hole #4 - Conway Miller - 4 inches

Hole #9 - James Linton - 5 feet 6 inches

Hole #11 - Chuck Early - 7 feet 2 inches

CTP 14 Tyler Lofe Hole In One
Hole #14 - Tyler Lofe - Hole in One


Longest Drive Hole #10 - Conway Miller

50/50 Drawing Winner Steve Irick