Welcome to the official site for the John Wesley Chamberlain (JWC) Memorial Golf Tournament. The JWC “John Wesley Chamberlain” Memorial Golf Tournament will not be held in 2014. The JWC Foundation will continue to fund the Robert James Wells Golf Scholarship for the deserving golfers from Bowling Green and Louisiana.
We sincerely thank everyone who made the tournaments a resounding success; outstanding donors, volunteers of time, keepers of order, ground crews and of course the players.
We will continue to think of Wesley, especially in August.
The Chamberlain Family
The 2013 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 2013, we had two recipients of the Robert James Wells Golf Scholarship. Brendon Ross, son of Jim and Stacey Ross of Louisiana. Brendon graduated from Louisiana High School and will be attending Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. Gregory Pitzer , son of Clint and Lisa Pitzer of Louisiana. Gregory graduated from Louisiana High School and will be attending Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO.
In 2013 the JWC Foundation the foundation made donations to the following: Backpacks $6000.00, Bowling Green, Louisiana & Clopton/Boncl. Payton Lenz, $1000.00 continuing scholarship, son of Mike and Tracy Lenz of Louisiana.
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.