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Guy Hollar Golf Tournament Winners Announced

The first place team in the recent annual Guy Hollar Memorial Golf Tournament was the Hampton Heights Golf Course team of Andrew Pitts, Van Nance, Gavin Cannon and Mark Galloway. The team shot a score of 46 in the Captain’s Choice Tournament sponsored by Catawba Valley Community College’s Office of Alumni Affairs.


Guy Hollar 2018 1st Place

With a score of 49, the second place team was fielded by Clemmons, N.C.-based JRM, Inc., owned by CVCC Turfgrass alumnus Jim Merritt. Team members included Matt Carver, Scott Fallon, Michael Hileman, and Daniel Knight.

Third place team sponsored by Tri-State Pump & Control was O’Neil Crouch, Rodney Crouse, Anthony Durham and Will Pinnell with a score of 49.

Hosted at Rock Barn Country Club in Conover, N.C., the tournament is held in memory of CVCC alumnus Guy Hollar. He was among the first graduates of the college’s Turfgrass Technology program in 1972 and the longtime golf course director of grounds at Rock Barn. He was an active member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent Association. He was awarded posthumously the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina Eagle Award in 2008.

The tournament is organized by classmates and friends of Guy Hollar. Proceeds from the tournament help fund scholarships for currently enrolled CVCC Turfgrass Management and Horticulture Technology students.

Platinum Sponsors were JRM, Inc., Revels Turf and Tractor, Smith Turf & Irrigation and Tri-State Pumps.  

For information, contact Mary Reynolds, CVCC Alumni Director, 828-327-7000 ext. 4387,

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