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Butts, Caldwell & Watterson Receive Gay Brewer Jr. Grant

            Golf House Kentucky is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Gay Brewer Jr. Grant are Margaret Butts, Andrew Santiago Caldwell and Zach Watterson. All three recipients will receive $1,500 in funds to allow them the opportunity to play in junior golf tournaments on the local and national level.

            Margaret Butts is a Paducah resident and finishing her junior year at St. Mary High School. Andrew Santiago Caldwell is from Calvin and about to wrap up his sophomore year at Bell County High School. His father is Donnie Caldwell, the Head Golf Professional at Wasioto Winds Golf Course and this year’s recipient of Golf Professional of the Year in the Kentucky PGA Section. Zach Watterson is from Beattyville and will be a freshman this fall at Lee County High School.

            “I would like to thank the Gay Brewer Jr. Family for their extreme generosity,” Butts said. “This grant will enable me to continue working towards my goal of playing collegiate golf. It gives me the opportunity to travel to new and challenging courses and gain unforgettable experiences. I am so grateful for this grant and can't wait to see where it will take me."

            “I want to thank the Kentucky Golf Foundation and the Brewer family for helping juniors in the Commonwealth chase their dreams,” Caldwell stated. “Being awarded this honor will allow me to compete and represent The First Tee Pine Mountain, my state of Kentucky and carry on the legacy of Mr. Gay Brewer Jr.  One day, I hope to give back and help others like Mr. Brewer.”

            “It’s really an honor to receive the Gay Brewer Jr Grant,” Watterson described. “Playing tournament golf is so much fun and this grant will allow me to hopefully continue to improve against really good competition on some great golf courses.  This award will really help my family and I travel to golf tournaments so I can hopefully prepare for college golf.”

            Our sincerest congratulations go out to the Butts, Caldwell and Watterson families. We are confident that all three individuals will accomplish great things on and off the golf course and believe this will be an instrumental step in helping them do so. We would also like to express our thanks to the Brewer family for making this opportunity possible to Kentucky junior golfers.

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Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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