Dear Members of The Druid Hills Golf Club,
Today would have marked the first round of the 2020 Dogwood Invitational and our 54th year of the tournament being played. While we will unfortunately miss the competition on the course this year, we will still enjoy the knowledge that our mission carry’s on. It’s in this spirit that we wanted to recognize the history of the event and remind ourselves of that mission.
The Dogwood Invitational is the primary fundraising source for The Druid Hills Golf Club Foundation. The Tournament’s mission is to promote amateur golf at the highest level and to support the Foundations giving of two important scholarships. The first is the Wayne Reynolds Scholarship Grant, a four-year annual scholarship which helps qualified students with their college tuition. Recipients have and will demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, participation in golf, and exemplary personal character.
And this year, as announced at our Annual Meeting, the second Scholarship will be our award of the first Employee Scholarship. The qualified applicants will meet the same requirements as the Reynolds Scholars, less participation in golf. We are very excited about this new scholarship, and are pleased to let you know that we have received numerous exceptional applications from members of our staff. Both scholarships will be awarded this month.
While the Dogwood has played host to some of the most notable names in golf, we are equally proud of the outstanding recipients of our scholarship grants, the names of which you can see in our main lobby by reception.
Think of this message as Round 1. Over the next three days we’ll give you a little more history of the event and its prestigious champions and contestants; a look back at a historic round from last year’s event; and finally, some additional thoughts on the scholarship program.