15th Annual West High School Alumni Association Golf Outing = Big Success!

Seventy-nine golfers, the staff at The Players Club at Foxfire, a committee of wonderful volunteers and the Golf Gods made this one of the most successful Scholarship Fundraisers ever!

The 15th Annual West High School Alumni Golf Outing was held on August 12th this year. The weather was fantastic. The food was delicious, and the Alumni were so very generous. This annual event is to raise funds for the Scholarship Foundation and helps the Alumni Association award scholarships to deserving West High School seniors. Thanks to our amazing Alumni, hole sponsors and prize contributors, this year’s event will contribute over $3600 to the Scholarship Foundation! 

First place prizes were once again earned by the team of Randy Thomas ’71 and Steve ’69, Mike ‘71, and Rich Clemons ‘73, with an impressive score of 58. Being true champs and generous alumni, they gave their 1st place winnings back to the Alumni Association. Thanks, guys! 

Two teams tied for 2nd place and were rewarded for their scores of 63:  

• Team of Patrick ’77 and AJ McMasters, Craig French ‘72 and Steve Ware ‘77, 

• Team of Steve Finkel ‘71, Mike Dresser ‘71, Rusty Jones ‘72, and Brian Fagan ‘75. 

Additional skill prizes were awarded as follows:

• 50/50 winner:  Bob Flemming ’76 (Bob’s share of the 50/50 pot was $218, which he gave back to the WHSAA! What a guy!) 

• Pink/Fireball Contest Prize:  the team of Leslye Creek ‘70, David Easterbrook, William Corns, and Dave Morrow ($65, which they also gave back to the Scholarship Foundation – thank you!)

• Long Putt:  Dan Elswick ‘76

• Closest to the Pin for Women:  Brenda Wood

• Closest to the Pin for Men:  Don Spadaro ‘73

• Long Drive for Women:  Karen Barnard ‘65

• Long Drive for Men:  Xander Uxley

My fantastic committee put together 31-hole sponsors, and over $500 in gift certificates and door prizes. Thank you to Eli Bowen, ‘ 74, Stacy Neff Campbell ‘78, Charlie Castle ‘63, Leslye Creek ‘70, Dave Dobos ‘73, Dorance Nichols Hornsby ‘63, Lynn Fullerton Johnson ‘63, Steve Scarpitti ‘74, Karen Nixon Stattmiller ‘79,  and Rosalie Martin Williams ‘72 for all their hard work. 

We are also grateful to the staff at The Players Club at Foxfire for preparing a bountiful lunch, setting up all of our signs, and providing a challenging course for our annual event. 

These are the people who make this outing so successful. 

If you are a golfer and have not joined us in the past, I hope you will consider golfing with us next summer. If you played with us this year, I hope to see you again at the 16th Annual Outing. If you have suggestions or are interested in helping in future events, please reach out to me or one of the committee members.

Please visit our alumni website at for more pictures from this year’s event. And watch the newsletter and website for details on all WHSAA activities.

God bless and go Cowboys!
Georgia Martin Ward, Class of 1970, Golf Outing Chairperson, WHSAA Secretary

Annual Summer Potluck Picnic 

The West High Alumni Annual Picnic is always a lot of fun. 

If you would like to contribute, please contact Nikol Madison Owens at or 614-556-9383. Restaurant gift cards are great door prizes, and we are always delighted to receive gifts from area businesses.

The event is held on the fourth Sunday in July at 4:00 pm. Check the calendar for event date, as well as our Facebook page and the Alumni newsletter “Occident” for event details and fun times.

Hope you can attend our next annual picnic!