25th Annual Golf Classic to be held Oct. 7

Player/Sponsor Registration Form

Click on the link above to download the player/sponsor registration form. Mail the completed form with check to: Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic, P.O. Box 7565, Little Rock AR 72217-7565. For more information, e-mail Megan Moore or call her at (501) 664-0340.

The 2019 Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic will be Oct. 7 at the Maumelle Country Club. It will offer a four-person scramble with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. This will be the 25th year for this event, which will include continental breakfast, lunch and dinner along with complimentary beverages. Awards will be given following morning and afternoon plays. Team prizes will also be given for closest to pin, hole in one, longest drive and a putting contest.

Sponsorship opportunities range from covering the cost of a priest or religious to play for $150 to serving as tournament underwriter for $10,000 or more. This tournament is the primary fundraiser for the ministries and programs of Catholic Charities of Arkansas. These include: adoption, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care and assistance for the poor, natural disaster response, legislative advocacy, prison ministry and resources to assist in parish outreach and social justice.

In 2018, proceeds for this event exceeded $35,000. A total of 28 teams, which included five priests, participated from across Arkansas. (See list of winners below.) More than 30 organizations and individuals sponsored the tournament, including underwriter CHI St. Vincent. The golf tournament was named in honor of the late Bishop Andrew J. McDonald who served as shepherd for the Diocese of Little Rock from 1972 to 2000. It was during his tenure that Catholic Charities of Arkansas was established. The McDonald Center, which is home to the offices of Catholic Charities, is also named in his honor. For more information, contact Megan Moore, (501) 664-0340, ext. 379.

2018 Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic Winners

The following teams won in morning and afternoon flights:

  • Morning Flight — First Place: Father Bill Elser, Dennis Vanleeowen, Bobby Baker and Rick Meyers from Hot Springs Village
  • Morning Flight — Second Place: Kevin Hodges, John Liebling, Andrew Adlong and Harry Hutchinson from St. Bernard’s Health Care in Jonesboro
  • Afternoon Flight — First place: Ted Yotten, Dick Kelley, Mike Jones and Buddy Calloway from Bray Sheet Metal in Little Rock
  • Afternoon Flight — Second place: Bob Koch, Father Chinnaiah “Y.C.” Yeddanapalli, Joe Dierks and Bill Harper from St. John Church in Hot Springs