The Oaks to host charity golf tournament for local woman
The Oaks Course will host the Lumpy Bumpy British Open 3 +1 tournament Saturday, benefiting local resident Tara Sweat Johnson who was badly injured in a car wreck in May.
Teams will consist of three players plus one PGA pro from this week's British Open. The three players will play 18 holes under a scramble format then add the score of one PGA player from their Saturday rounds to the final total. The PGA player will be one of the top 10 players on the leaderboard and will be chosen at random after play is complete.
Players can sign up at The Oaks pro shop or by calling the course at (770) 786-3801. The cost is $60 per player with a 36-player maximum. Winners will be awarded for the lowest net and gross scores and there will be an optional honey pot and skins game.
The funds raised will go to offset some of the medi- cal expense Johnson has incurred in the wake of her accident. In May, Johnson lost control of her vehicle on Jack Neely Road after suffering a seizure while driving. The accident has left her confined to a wheelchair while she recovers although she has regained strength in her legs recently and is beginning to walk more. To date, Johnson has endured seven surgeries for lacerations and other injuries sustained in the accident.
Keith Parker, a close friend and a member of the Oaks Men's Golf Association, organized the event soon after Johnson's accident as a means to help her financially while she recovers.
"Every step forward she made in her life it seemed like she was knocked two steps back," Parker said. "She's a great person who would do anything for anyone. I knew there would be some pretty big medical bills so I just decided it would be good to try and help her out."