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04/19/2011

Golfers Team Up to Support Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF


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The CSRA NWTF Chapter Team shot a 54 to capture a first low gross at the 2011 Conservation Cup.
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — More than 90 golfers hit the links at Mount Vintage Plantation in North Augusta, S.C., for the National Wild Turkey Federation's 12th annual Conservation Cup golf tournament.

Proceeds from the Conservation Cup benefited Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF, an outreach program that delivers — and in some cases re-introduces — the beauty and excitement of the outdoors to thousands of disabled people.

"The Conservation Cup was once again a great success," said Rhett Simmons, NWTF director of special events. "Mount Vintage Plantation was absolutely beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the participants enjoyed a day of golf and fellowship while also contributing to a worthy cause."

Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF provides all people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through local chapter events nationwide. Whether it is shooting, hunting, fishing or archery, there is no limit to the outdoor opportunities Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF can bring to a person with disabilities who is eager to get outside and participate in an active lifestyle.

The NWTF appreciates the support from the teams who participated and the sponsors who make the Conservation Cup happen each year.

For information about participating in next year's Conservation Cup, contact Chris Piltz at (803) 637-7412. For more information about becoming a member of Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF, visit http://www.wheelinsportsmen.org.

The following golfers earned top scores at the Conservation Cup:

1st Low Net
Nationwide Team
* Chris Heath
* John Seals
* Walt Bagwell
* Robby Grandle

1st Low Gross
CSRA NWTF Chapter Team
* Jeff McGahee
* David Wilson
* Randy Lamb
* Kevin Hadlock

2nd Low Gross
AG South Team
* Ben Skelley
* Caleb Proveaux
* Justin Shorter
* Pro Prothro

Closest to the Pin
Clay Ghann

Putting Contest Finalist
Kevin Hadlock


2011 Conservation Cup Sponsors
AGSouth Farm Credit, AON, Augusta Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Bank of America, Blackpowder Products, Inc., Carolina First, Chevrolet, Clear Channel Radio, Coastal Plains Outdoors, DG Golf Management, LLC, Dye's Southern Catering, FedEx, First Citizens, Gallagher Benefit Services, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Henry Repeating Arms Company, Lord Eye Care, Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Course, Nationwide Insurance, Outdoor Caps, Remington, Sarge Knives, Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort, Simpson Sales Company/Browning, Western Spirit, Wilmar, Inc., Windsor Jewelers, WKSX-FM

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