The 40th Annual Bob Jones Invitational Golf Tournament was held at Highlands Country Club on August 13, 2022. The tournament is named after the legendary Bobby Jones and features Walker Cup players from the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Jones was selected to play on the United States Walker Cup Team five times and twice served as its captain. Jones loved Highlands and was instrumental in the development of Highlands Country Club where he christened the course by hitting the first ball when it opened in 1928.
This year the Tournament raised more than $230,000 benefitting the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation (HCHF). Proceeds will go toward the funding of the Foundations initiatives, including the Blue Ridge Health Highlands Cashiers Health Clinic, the Foundation’s number one priority project.
“We are pleased to dedicate the proceeds from the Bob Jones Invitational Golf Tournament to support the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation” said Jim Santo, Co-Chair of the Tournament Committee. Their important work supports health and well-being for families and neighbors across our Highlands and Cashiers area. Their commitment to Blue Ridge Health-Highlands Cashiers, and the local access to high quality, affordable health care is essential to all of us.”
Supporting healthcare on the plateau is not new to Highlands Country Club. The Bob Jones Invitational has contributed over six million dollars to vital healthcare services and initiatives over the last 39 years.
“We are extremely grateful for our historic partnership with Highlands Country Club’s distinguished ‘Bob Jones’ event” said Robin Tindall, HCHF CEO and Executive Director. “The generous support each year is pivotal to HCHF’s long term commitment to health and well-being in our communities. Thank you for making a profound difference as we continue our work to lift health and well-being, together.”