Fayette Cares hosts record breaking charity golf tournament

It was like chatting with a friend at a backyard barbecue.
“What’s the longest putt you ever made?” a golfer asked PGA Professional Loren Roberts, AKA The Boss of the Moss.
“I made a putt on the 9th green at The Masters in 2000,” said Roberts, “A 30 foot putt that traveled about 50 feet, away from the hole and up the hill, rolled back down, and I knocked it in.”

Roberts’ casual demeanor and friendly disposition made golfers feel at ease at the 8th annual Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza. So comfortable that the follow up question to the longest putt ever made, was “what was the shortest putt you ever missed?” Laughter erupted in the crowd.
Golfers were delighted by Roberts’ response, “the shortest one that mattered? I missed a six-footer straight up the hill for the U.S. Open. That absolutely killed me.”
Groans of sympathy were transformed into laughter when Roberts continued, “And you know what? It’s just golf!”

It isn’t just golf for the many homeless families, victims of abuse, and families in turmoil who find hope at Fayette Cares. The charity tournament is a game changer for many people in need. Loren Roberts generously presented a free golf clinic in memory of his friend John Lisman of Fair Oaks Golf Club.
Roberts not only donated his time, he made a personal contribution to support the life-changing work of Fayette Cares.

With a winning score of 54 the Thrasher Clinic team took first place in the Fayette Cares charity golf tournament.  Pictured from left are two of the Thrasher Clinic team members Rick Thornton and Dr. Barton Thrasher.  Thrasher Clinic team members not pictured are Tommy Cochran and Derek Russell.

With a winning score of 54 the Thrasher Clinic team took first place in the Fayette Cares charity golf tournament. Pictured from left are two of the Thrasher Clinic team members Rick Thornton and Dr. Barton Thrasher. Thrasher Clinic team members not pictured are Tommy Cochran and Derek Russell.

His donation coupled with gifts from sponsors, golfers, and volunteers helped raise nearly $26,000 in net proceeds for Fayette Cares, an event fundraising record.

Sponsors included Platinum Sponsors Absolute Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning, Memphis Contract Packaging/Softee, Ring Companies, and the Town of Oakland, Gold Sponsors Carrier, Fayette Academy, Renaissance, Thrasher Clinic, Silver Sponsor Tennessee Tractor, Hole-in-One Sponsor Homer Skelton Ford Milington, Photo Sponsor Photo Booth BLING, Central Distributors, and Meal Sponsors BancorpSouth, Friends of Fayette Co. Animal Control and Shelter, Huddle House Oakland, Milano’s Pizza, and numerous others.

To view event photos and video, or learn more about Fayette Cares visit www.fayettecares.org.