Featured Photo: Winners of the two person scramble are, from left, David and Sly Johnson of Monroe, Michigan, first place, Oscar Jones, and Leo Thomas of Toledo, second place, and Tim Allgood and Harvey Barbee of Elyria, Ohio.
BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer
Mecca Temple 43 hosted their eighth annual golf outing on Saturday, July 2 at Heather Downs Country club, 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd.
The purpose of the event was to raise funds for their annual scholarship in which the organization awards qualifying high school seniors at their annual Potentate Ball, held in March. Last year’s awardees received $3500, according to Greg Hopkins, one of the chairpersons, along with Tommie Gaston, and Leo Thomas, of the event.
At the outing, 28 players were divided into 14, two person teams for a game of two person scramble; in which the team would play the best ball of the two players.
There were various prizes on all of the Par 3, and the player who had a whole in one, on number five, would receive $10,000.
Donald Scott, Illustrious Potentate of Mecca Temple 43, said the outing gives the participants a chance to relax, and compete in a friendly game of golf while raising scholarship funds for high school seniors.
After the outing, a banquet was held at Mecca Temple 43, located at 1343 Avondale, where the winners would receive their trophies.
First place winners were brothers, David, and Sly Johnson of Monroe, Michigan, second place went to Oscar Jones, and Leo Thomas, both of Toledo, and third place went Tim Allgood, and Harvey Barbee of Elyria, Ohio. No golfer was able to claim the $10,000 prize for the hole in one.
Applications for the scholarships are available at all local schools starting in January. Seniors who will be attending college the following fall are eligible to apply.