The Annual Don Shelton Memorial Golf Classic was held Monday, September 18 at the San Dimas Canyon Golf Course in San Dimas. This year’s tournament generated a profit slightly in excess of $20,000, which means we will be sending $3,333.33 to each of the six ministries listed below to support their work in the PSW Region.

Those ministries are: All People Christian Church, Disciples Seminary Foundation, Chapman University’s DOC Students program, Eastmont Community Center, Project IMPACT, and the Camp and Conference Program of the PSW Region.

In addition to the funds raised for the aforementioned six ministries, the drawing held to benefit the Shelton Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at DSF generated $475 for this cause. These funds came from advance gifts received from Ben Bohren, Rod and Mary Anne Parrott, plus from Ron Degges, the recently retired President of the Division of Homeland Ministries in Indianapolis, as well as from tickets for the drawing purchased by individuals in our congregations and by golfers at the tournament.

Thank you to the following 2017 sponsors for their generosity:

Dinner Sponsor ($3,500): Rodney Gould

Lunch Sponsor ($1,500): Westminster Gardens

Beverage Sponsor ($1,000): McAulay-Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton

Tee/Foursome Sponsors ($1,000 each): CMF, Mill Creek CC, Bakersfield (2); McAulay-Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton; Mike Christman, Friend of Loch Leven; President Daniele Strupa, Chapman University; Randy Carter and Marc Harper

Tee Sponsors ($500 each): Abundant Life CC, Los Angeles; Argyros Family Foundation, Costa Mesa;Disciples’ Men and Disciples’ Women, FCC, Orange; Dr. Jon Berquist, Disciples Seminary Foundation, Claremont; First Christian Church, Burbank; First Christian Church, Fullerton; Pacific Beach Christian Church, San Diego

Contest Sponsors ($500 each): Closest to the Pin, Cam and Nancy Malotte, Fullerton; Hole-in-One Contest, Disciples Men of the PSW Region; Longest Drive for Men, McAulay-Wallace Mortuary; Longest Drive for Seniors, Mike Christman, Fullerton

Prize Sponsors (any various levels): All Peoples Community Center, Los Angeles; Disciples’ Women, FCC, Fullerton; Mike Christman, Fullerton;
Mike and Masumi Hogan, FCC, Fullerton; Dan Romero, Centro Romero Border Ministries, San Ysidro; The Moore Family, San Bernardino
Janelle Vannoy, Harbor Christian Church, Newport Beach

We have made arrangements for the 2018 Don Shelton Memorial Golf Classic. We will be returning to San Dimas Canyon for next year’s tournament. The date is Monday, September 17.  We encourage all golfers in PSWR congregations to put this date in their calendars now.


If you are interested in learning more about being a sponsor for 2018, either as an individual, or in the name of your congregation or business, please contact Pat Vannoy at 657-220-5819.

The PSWR golf tournament has always been filled with great fellowship and lots of fun. I’m happy to see that it continues into 2017. These tournaments always serve as a bit of a reunion for me as I get to reconnect with those I have not seen for a long time.
— Dan Wall, annual participant


A special thank you to our committee volunteers from throughout the region, who help to make the Golf Tournament possible. They include: Lary Row, Saundra Bryant, Leroy Dunson, Nancy Brink, Kari Kempf, Lura Harper, Jessica Kim, Hank Smith, Dan Romero, Jerry Stinson, Donna Woodbridge, and Co-Chairs Pat Vannoy and Ed Linberg.