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Teeing off for the Cause!



Woodbridge VA. , On August 16, 2019 Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., hosted the Nineteenth Annual Bernie L. Bates Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic using the Captain’s Choice format and “Shotgun Start.”


The golf classic held at the Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, Virginia. produced another exceptional event. Sponsorships, donations, and other funds received primarily support the Bernie L. Bates Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established by Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter. The Foundation facilitates awarding scholarships to deserving, graduating Fairfax County High School students. In addition, the funds facilitate sponsoring and support of community enrichment programs, college preparation programs, and community quality of life improvement programs.


This Golf Classic kicked off with 128 energized men and women golfers, eagerly playing for the Men’s First Place “Champion’s Cup” and Women’s First Place trophy. Upon conclusion of golf play, all participants (golfers, volunteers, and guests) assembled for an afternoon banquet to enjoy “Old Hickory Golf Club Style Barbecue.” The displayed door prizes were pre-selected by committee pulled tickets. This was followed with raffle drawings for higher valued prizes. Lastly, trophies were awarded to winners of the tournament’s on-course competitive activities and flight placements. Winners were:


Men – “Champions Cup,” First Flight – First Place – “Royal Purple” – Engraved Names:

Joseph Briggs, Steve Frishmuth, Willie Hooten, and Robert Hunt

Men – First Flight – Second Place “Royal Purple Runner Up”

Carl Ford, Ron Samuels, Jarrett Walker

Men – Second Flight – First Place – “Old Gold”

Robert Hurt, Charlie Jenkins, Robert Roye, Samuel Wray

Men – Second Flight – Second Place – “Old Gold Runner Up”

Tyrone Holley, Bill Lawrence, Franklyn Matthews, Leslie Smith

Women – First Flight – First Place

Kasonya Blevins, Tina Coates, Elizabeth Cooper, Leslie Gerald

Women – First Flight – Second Place

Marietta Allen, Brenda Johnson, Jacque Kelly, Jawyce

Men – Longest Drive – Hole # 3: None,Hole #14: – Antonio Coleman

Women – Longest Drive: Hole # 9: Lauren Artis, Hole # 18: – Jasmine Artis

Closest to Pin (Men or Women, Unisex): Hole # 7: – Jarrett Walker

Closest to Pin (Men or Women, Unisex): Hole #13 – Earl Quash

Hole-In-One – Route #1 Woodbridge Buick GMC, One Year Lease –

No Winner”


Through the combined efforts of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter Brothers, community and commercial organizations, and golf participants, the Nineteenth Annual Bernie L. Bates Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic was a huge success. Many participants expressed excitement at the prospect of returning next year.


As always all are welcomed!

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