September ushers in images of football, an end to the summer heat and the annual BC Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament. This exciting tournament not only brings everyone together over their favorite hobby and past time but celebrates one of Covington’s own sports enthusiasts who grew up quite close to the Oaks Course in Porterdale, Georgia. In fact, the entrance to our course is located on Crowell Road.
BC Crowell was an avid sports enthusiast, he grew up playing baseball even having a stint with the NY Yankees farm team in Lakeland, Florida. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he returned to Newton County and coached numerous sports. He was the Athletic Director for the Bibb Manufacturing Company that owned the Porterdale golf course which is now The Oaks Course.
During the construction of the Oaks Course, BC was one of the first visitors to check out what was going on with his beloved course. He told Dick Schulz, “If you are going to renovate this place, you either do it right or don’t do it at all”. BC was a regular figure around the Oaks Course until his death at 86 in 2010. He was remembered fondly by Porterdale Mayor, Arline Chapman "The legacy of B.C. Crowell's unselfish service to the citizens of Newton County, and in particular the people and children of Porterdale, is one that we must emulate to honor him into the future."
He loved to tell stories and he loved Newton County. Most importantly he loved providing recreational opportunities for the youth in the community. The BC Crowell Tournament has been held at The Oaks Course since 1990 and raises money for two $1000 Scholarships. This year's tournament is scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10am. If you are interested in playing in this year’s tournament, you can learn more about it here or contact us at The Oaks Course. There are only a few more days to sign up and you don’t want to miss out!