And it’s a new course record! The Owen County Community Foundation was gratified to bring in a net take of $22,000.52 after expenses at our only annual fund-raising event. This is the largest collection of gifts ever for the local charity which hosted the 15th annual SMV Realty / Jim Fulford Golf Open.

Just like they have for the last fourteen years, some charitably minded golfers met up at Rolling Meadows Golf Course recently to play in the annual event to benefit the Owen County Community Foundation. This year’s tournament was also to honor OCCF founder and long-time tournament committee member John King who passed away last October. This was the first “Fulford” held without John being a part of the planning and tournament. Part of the proceeds went to the newly established John King Fund for Owen County.

Tournament sponsor SMV Realty led the list of sponsors who support the event. In all, 57 sponsors joined with SMV to make the 2017 event a big success.

The winners of this year’s tournament topped 72 other golfers on a very hot and humid day, so congratulations to Nick Gillaspy, Darin Casebeer, Mitch Oard, and Chris Rairdon for their unprecedented “threepeat.” The new and improved Rolling Meadows Golf Course and their Mulligan’s Restaurant that supplied the tournament lunch was a big draw this year.

All the golfers were competing for a grand prize provided by the French Lick Resort & Casino which included a round of golf and a stay at the popular resort for all of the winning team. Many other prizes for the other competitors and some individual prizes for “closest to the pin” and “longest putt.”

The staff and volunteers who helped plan and work at the event were led by the Fulford Open Committee of Deanna Heckman, John Hackworthy, Wally DeFord, Rob Babbs, and Nick Gillaspy.


Lunch Sponsors

Boston Scientific Corporation
Lifeway Baptist Church
Monarch Beverage
Truesdel Heating Cooling & Maintenance, LLC
The Volkers Group/Investment Planners
Gordon & Diane Wells
Gold Sponsors
Babbs Supermarket
Chandler Funeral Home, LLC
Elite Electric, LLC
Gosport Manufacturing
Exchange Club of Spencer
Jim & Brenda DeCoursey
Joe & Brenda King in memory of John King
Our Community Bank
Charles & Marge Neumeyer
Sons of American Legion, Home Team Properties
Tad & Shirley Wilson
Steve & Cindy Withem.
Silver Sponsors
Bandy Enterprises
Bloomington Board of Realtors
Bob Heaton – State Representative
The Connection: A Community Church
Wally & Kathy DeFord
John & Sylvia Dyar
Edward Jones/Marcus Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. John Fuhs
Hoosier Energy
Ideal Credit Corporation
Insurance Services Inc.
Brad & Robin King
Judge Lori Thatcher Quillen
Knights of Pythias – Eden Lodge
Terrie & Frances MacMorran
Monster Trash & Roll-off
Owen County IU Varsity Club
Bill Ranard’s Auto Repair
RE/MAX Select Associates/Chris Wesley
Richard Norman, Attorney at Law
Mark & Pennie Rogers
Spencer Evening World
Steve & Alice Parrish
Owen Valley Flooring
West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home
World Arts, Inc.
“Friends of Mr. Fulford”
Rob Babbs
Dr. Charles & Kay Cochran
Marilyn Sheppard DeFord
Don & Marilyn Jackson
Bob & Carolyn Livingston
Mr. & Mrs. George McCreery
Mary Rice
Damon & Suzi Summerlot
Phyllis Tucker
Jane McCollum in memory of Ken McCollum
Lew & Gretchen Scholl
Prize Providers
French Lick Resort & Casino
Babbs Supermarket
Wally & Kathy DeFord
Tropicana Evansville
Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino
Jit’s Thai Bistro
Diamond K Sweets
Nate’s Candy Jar
The Canyon Inn
Owen Valley Winery
Indianapolis Colts
Indiana Pacers
Pine Woods Golf Course
Sweet Owen Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Spencer Save- A-Lot
Historic Tivoli Theater