When Camden native Vic Hannon lost his son, Scott, in an auto accident while the younger Hannon was coming home from East Carolina University, he vowed to make something good from his family tragedy. The result has been the Scott Hannon Foundation
, which focuses on “brightening the lives of children in need” through its ongoing Camp Hannon project.
To help provide funds for the foundation and Camp Hannon, Vic Hannon – one of South Carolina’s top senior players – began the Hannon Fall Classic golf tournament, now in its fifth year. On Oct. 8, the four-person captain’s choice tournament will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
, a scenic Tom Fazio design with one of golf’s most spectacular par-3 holes.
Keowee Vineyards, located near the town of Sunset, annually is considered among the top courses in South Carolina’s Upstate region
, and is ranked the seventh-best private course in the U.S. by Golf Digest. Its 17th hole, a 250-yard beast of a par-3 with its peninsular green jutting out into Lake Keowee (one of eight holes on the lake), was voted as the toughest hole on the 2004 Nationwide Tour (now Web.com Tour) when the course played host to the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Entry fee for the event is $295 per player or $1,180 per four-person team, and includes golf, gifts and a dinner following play, plus first- and second-place awards in gross and net divisions. It’s a rare opportunity to play an exclusive mountain course good enough to challenge players on the PGA Tour’s developmental tour.
For information about the tournament and/or Camp Hannon and the Scott Hannon Foundation, go to www.scotthannon.com
. Entries may also be mailed to: Scott Hannon Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 3448, Irmo, S.C. 29063; include team players’ names, addresses and e-mail addresses and handicap/average scores.