Renewal Ranch Golf Classic set for April 17 in Conway

Renewal Ranch will host the Seventh Annual Renewal Ranch Golf Classic on Monday, April 17, at The Greens at Nutters Chapel.

The tournament features a morning flight with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. This year, the Hole in One challenge is sponsored by Crain Buick GMC, LLC. It will feature a 2017 GMC Terrain. Other bonus prizes are a five-day Carnival Cruise for two to the Caribbean, Mexico or the Bahamas; a Tour Edge Exotics DX9 Driver, 3 Wood and 5 Wood; and two nights of lodging for two in the Treetops Lodge including two rounds of golf for two and breakfast for two.  

In addition, each golfer will receive a subscription to Golf Digest Magazine. There will be door prizes and gift bags.

Sponsorship levels begin at $500 and go to $2,500. Hole sponsors are available for $200 and a four-man team is $400.  

Event sponsors are EL Clinical Esthetics, First Security Bank, Watson & Watson, Burn’s Lawn Maintenance & Landscape, Crain Buick GMC, Downline, ERI Realty, Elevator Safety Inspection Service, MD Tire, Winnelson, Jill McCollum Catering, Chick-fil-A and The Greens at Nutters Chapel.  

All proceeds from the event will go to Renewal Ranch.

Renewal Ranch is located west of Conway, on a 100-acre ranch. It is dedicated to “Restoring broken lives through Christ.” It’s a place where men can develop a personal love relationship with Jesus Christ and find freedom from the chains of addiction, forgiveness for their past and hope for their future.

The program has graduated more than 175 men from the Phase I program and more than 65 from the Phase II program. The ministry has more than a 67 percent success rate. Secular programs typically only reach a 5 percent success rate. In the first nine months of 2016, more than 300 men applied for the 31 beds at Renewal Ranch. The need is so great.

The program is an 18-month, two-phase residential program. With the additional space for housing comes the added expense of a growing ministry. Renewal Ranch operates on the generous gifts of those who believe in the mission of this life-changing ministry. Events like the Renewal Golf Classic aid in funding day-to-day operational costs for the intensive six-month program where clients receive counseling, Bible study and opportunities to serve others through community work projects.

Renewal Ranch is a faith-based 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

In 2015, the Ranch embarked on the Road to Recovery capital campaign to raise $1.5 million for the much needed multi-purpose building. The Renewal Ranch Restoration Center will provide chapel space for the weekly Saturday chapel service, where more than 200 residents, graduates, mentors, teachers, pastors, family member, friends, staff and supporters attend services. The facility will also provide dining space, teaching space and most importantly, an additional 22 beds.

Phase II of the project has begun. To learn more about the Road to Recovery Capital Campaign and see its’ progress visit or contact executive director James Loy at [email protected].

Members of the board of directors include Jerry Boyer, Don Bingham, Judge Troy Braswell, Libby Fulmer, Mike Lefler, Marsha Rawls, Ronnie Moore and Dr. Louis Young. The Pastoral Advisory Board includes Don Chandler – Central Baptist Church, Ken Wilson – Fellowship Bible Church, Jeff Williams – Second Baptist Church and Neal Winstead – Family Life Bible Church. Renewal Ranch Staff include Loy, Scott Taylor – chaplain/co-leader, Josh Kear – assistant executive director, Rusty Beck – Phase I supervisor, David Armstrong – Phase II supervisor and Bryce McGhee – fundraising.

For additional information, to register a team or to become a sponsor of the golf classic, contact Bryce McGhee at 501.733.4263 or [email protected]. To learn more about Renewal Ranch, call 501.269.4306 or visit