Welcome to the official site for the John Wesley Chamberlain (JWC) Memorial Golf Tournament. Please mark your calendars for our 8th annual event, scheduled for August 17th & 18th, 2013 at the Pike County Country Club in Louisiana, Missouri.
The 2012 JWC Memorial Golf Tournament was a great success! Congratulations to all of the players and winners of this year's tournament. Award-winning team pictures, candid shots and results may be viewed by clicking on the "tournament photos" page.
The JWC Memorial Golf Tournament was established in 2006 to pay tribute to Wesley Chamberlain, who was 19 years old when tragically killed in November, 2005. His passion and talent for golf is legendary and this tournament is a fitting way to celebrate his life. The John Wesley Chamberlain Foundation is 501(c)3 status. Great news for all!
One of the individuals responsible for developing Wesley's early interest in golf was Robert Wells, son of Jim and Brenda Wells of Bowling Green. Robert was tragically taken in a traffic accident in 2000. In 2007, the Robert James Wells Golf Scholarship was established to pay tribute to Robert and also further the education of a Pike County student golfer.
In 2012, the recipient of the Robert James Wells Golf Scholarship was Payton Lenz, son of Mike and Tracy Lenz of Louisiana. Payton graduated from Louisiana High School and will be attending University of Missouri of Science and Technology in Rolla. Receiving continuing scholarships in 2012 were Brett Waddell, son of David and Angie Waddell of Curryville and William Wallace, son of Tom and Liz Wallace of Louisiana.
In 2012 the JWC Foundation the foundation made donations to the following: Backpacks $6000.00, Twin Pike Family YMCA $20,000.00, Payton Lenz $1000.00 scholarship, Brett Waddell $1,000.00 scholarship, and William Wallace $1000.00 scholarship.
Thank you to all of the players, friends, family and sponsors who volunteered or supported this year’s event. Our mission for the JWC Memorial Golf Tournament is to have a great time with friends old and new, provide scholarship funds, raise funds for local charities and, of course, celebrate Wesley and his love of the game.