Golf Trophy of Excellence Established at Concord
Athens, W.Va. - Kevin O’Sullivan, golf coach at Concord College established the Concord College Golf Trophy of Excellence this spring. The trophy recognizes individuals or organizations that establish scholarships, and recognizes outstanding golfers at Concord.
The Princeton Elks Club presented a gift of $10,000 to the College, in honor of Armand Fletcher, a long-time member of the Elks. The club was the first organization to fund a golf scholarship at Concord.
Fletcher, an outstanding golfer, has received regional and national recognition for his golfing abilities and won more than 70 tournaments. He currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia.
The Elks Club-Armand Fletcher Golf Scholarship will be given on an annual basis to students who excel both academically and in the sport of golf.
The Elks Club-Armand Fletcher Golf Scholarship for 2001-2002 was awarded to Scott George, a Concord College student from Fayetteville, West Virginia, who is majoring in travel industry management and will graduate in 2004. The award was announced at the Concord College Foundation/Homer K. Ball Golf Scholarship Tournament at Pipestem State Park, Friday, June 14.
“Scott was the number one player at Concord and the player of the year in West Virginia this year,” stated Kevin O’Sullivan. “He was the medallist (number one golfer) in the eastern region of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and finished 32nd in the nation in the NCAA. Scott was valedictorian at Fayetteville High School upon his graduation as were his two sisters, who were both Concord graduates.”
O’Sullivan also recognized Concord alumnus Bill Robertson, for his outstanding contributions to the game of golf while at Concord College from 1960 to 1964. He graduated in 1964 with a degree in business administration. Robertson’s father was chairman of the language and literature department at Concord in the 1960s.
Robertson was undefeated in match play competition for the four years that he attended the College. In 1997 and 1998, he qualified for and played in two US Senior PGA (Professional Golfing Association) championships.
Robertson has served as the PGA professional at Pipestem State Park Resort since 1968.
O’Sullivan has been golf coach at Concord since November 2001. He will focus on getting the team back to the national finals and winning the conference championship.
According to O’Sullivan, the GPA for the spring 2002 golf team was 3.48. “This number is phenomenal,” stated O’Sullivan. “We had the highest GPA of any sports team at Concord—we excelled both on the field and in the classroom! Our golf team travels a lot. When we travel, our kids study. They bring their computers and do their homework—they miss a lot of classes, but they keep up with their homework because they study on the road. Some retired faculty members have tutored our students and many of our faculty work with us. We appreciate the efforts of faculty members who work with our student-athletes.”
For more information, contact Kevin O’Sullivan at 1-304-384-6248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Concord College President Jerry Beasley, Pipestem PGA Pro Bill Robertson, Concord student Scott George and Concord Golf Coach Kevin O’Sullivan