The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation hosted the 26th annual Jeff Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday at Green’s Folly Golf Course. 

Thirty-five teams participated in this year’s tournament, with four different flights of three teams in each, and it featured competitions like closest to pin, the longest drive and the longest putt.

Bridgeview Express took the win in the A Flight with a score of 55.

Matt Hackney took the win in the B Flight also shooting a score of 55.

C Flight winners were Distinct Impressions who shot a score of 60, and the D Flight winners were Edgewood TH who shot a score of 60.

Prizes were donated to winners of all events.

Closest to pin winners were Cecil Brear, who was awarded a prize donated by Buster’s Auto Art; Lyle Moore, who was awarded with a prize donated by Italian Delight; Dennis Witt, who was awarded with a prize donated by Italian Delight, as well; Irvin Carter, who was awarded with a prize donated by True Value Hardware; and Woody Clay who was awarded with a prize donated by Vinny’s Italian Restaurant.

The longest drive winners were Billy Ford and Angie Brankley who were both awarded a $75 gift certificate to the golf course.

The longest putt competition by Tailgator’s Sports Grill was won by Jeff Sieffert.

The HCPSEF has been instrumental in raising funds to provide enhancing learning opportunities for public school students and teachers in Halifax County. 

Most of the proceeds from the golf tournament each year are used to support the Halifax County High School and Halifax County Middle School athletic programs, and since the foundation began hosting this event in 2013, over $50,000 has been contributed from the proceeds of the Jeff Nelson Memorial.

The corporate sponsors for this year’s event were American National Bank and Trust Company, Harris, Harvey, Neal & Co., Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital and the Danville Distributing Company. 


A Flight

Bridgeview Express – 55

Bank of Charlotte – 56

Am National Bank – 57

B Flight

Matt Hackney – 55

E.C. Lewis – 55

Wilson Farms – 56

C Flight

Distinct Impressions – 60

Seate’s Body Shop – 62

Gupton Sheet Metal – 62

D Flight

Edgewood TH – 60

Harris Harvey – 61

URW – 62