Golfing for education

With the weather getting cooler, it's the perfect time for residents to tee off for education.
Barnwell Academy will host their second annual golf tournament Oct. 26 at Sweetwater Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
The tournament, which is a four-man captain's choice, will raise funds for student programs and activities, especially continuing their art education. This is important because "a lot of times these are things students find as an outlet," said Sally Fickling, the school's head teacher, of the arts.
Fickling said they've already "exceeded" their level of sponsorships from last year, something they hope will continue with the number of golfers. "We're thankful for all the support shown to our school," said Fickling.
The registration fee is $220 per team. Individuals can register for $55 and will be placed with a team the day of the tournament. The fee includes breakfast and lunch, plus a chance at door prizes and raffles.
Registration forms are available at Barnwell Academy, Brad's Package Shop or online at
For more information, call the school at 259-4465 or email