HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Lots of blue skies. Pleasant temperatures. Good food. Good drink.
Sunday turned out to be more than a good day for the 96 or so golfers who gathered at Shadow Ridge Golf Course to participate in the 11th Annual 4th Street Classic Golf Tournament.
Born 10 years ago as End Zone 3-Man Scramble, the golf tournament was renamed under the banner of 4th Street Bar, which opened on the site of its predecessor and decided to carry on the tradition. .
Over the past decade, the tournament has donated over $ 35,000 to various causes including DeBard School, University of Southern Mississippi Women’s Softball and United Way.
Donee of the Year: Mississippi Quarter Horse Association, which was the favorite organization of the late Wade Spruill.
Spruill, a longtime and major supporter of the golf tournament, died in January from COVID-19.
“The Mississippi Quarter Horse Association was close and dear to her heart, and once we realized what they are doing for disabled veterans and also disabled children, it was an easy choice for this charity,” said Slade White, co-owner of the 4th Street Bar.
After being shut down by the coronavirus in 2020, then watching the rainy weather and the lingering pandemic end the tournament’s usual play date in the spring, clubs and carts stalked the greens and fairways on a glorious Sunday.
“He’s shining and smiling at us (Sunday),” White said.
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