Conway Regional hosts golf classic

It is not surprising that Conway-based Nabholz Construction Company regularly reaches out to support community-based health care.

It’s a Nabholz tradition. Nabholz has been sponsoring the Conway Regional Golf Classic since its early inception and was once again the presenting sponsor for the 17th annual tournament on Monday. The four-player scramble raises funds for health care projects at Conway Regional.

While the totals are not complete, tournament coordinator Marla Hambuchen says it will likely top last year’s $24,000 mark. This year’s funds will once again go toward the Conway Regional Health Foundation’s ONE capital campaign. The ONE campaign is helping pay for Conway Regional’s recent expansion of surgical and obstetrics services. Charles Nabholz is also a co-chair of the campaign.

Forty-nine teams, more than 190 amateur golfers, teed off at Centennial Valley Country Club this year, playing a morning and an afternoon round. The sponsor list was filled with the names of banks, insurance companies, health care firms and others from throughout the community.

Nabholz Construction led the way. Charles Nabholz even showed off his golf skills, earning a closest to the pin award on Hole 4.

The Therapy and Rehab Solutions team, led by Chris Throneberry, won bragging rights. The team shot a 52 – a tournament best score for both the afternoon and morning rounds.

The Therapy and Rehab Solutions team played in the first flight of the afternoon round and finished ahead of the second place team, also sponsored by Therapy and Rehab Solutions, which shot a 54. Powers of Arkansas finished third in the first afternoon flight and third overall in the tournament with a score of 57.

Scores for the remaining flights:

Morning Round:

First flight
•    First place, Centennial Valley-Brainerd Team, 57
•    Second place, Mid South Credit Bureau, 57
•    Third place, Coresource-Swann, 57

Second flight
•    First place, HCFS, Inc., 64
•    Second place, Medline, 64
•    Third place, Verizon, 65

Afternoon Round:

Second flight
•    First place, Pilot Logistics, 62
•    Second place, First Security, 63
•    Third place, Media/Fox 16, 64

A number of individual awards were presented in two rounds:

Morning Round
Longest Drive-Men, Matt Wilcox, Geo Dynamics
Closest to the Pin, Hole 4, Terry Gray, American Paper and Twine
Closest to the Pin, Hole 9, Larry Graddy, Novasys Health

Afternoon Round
Longest Drive-Men, Mark Turner, Trinity Development
Longest Drive-Women, Sharon Grable, Weaver Bailey
Closest to the Pin, Hole 4, Charles Nabholz, Nabholz Construction
Closest to the Pin, Hole 9, David Roberson, Roe Paint

The Conway Regional Foundation is the separately incorporated official fundraising arm for the Conway Regional Health System. The Foundation handles all forms of charitable giving. For more information about the Foundation or being a part of future tournaments, visit or call 501.513.5938.