The Matson Cup, honoring former longtime Southern Hills pro shop manager George Matson and his son Geordie, will be held Sept. 20 at Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa and has room for teams, sponsors and individuals.
The Matson Cup is a fund raiser for Helping Hand Ministry, a non-profit organization that offers short-term financial assistance to Tulsa County Residents. It was started as an outreach by First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa in 1981. Both Matsons were faithful attendees of First Presbyterian.
George Matson ran the pro shop at Southern Hills for 55 years until retiring in 2004 at age 77. He died Oct. 13, 2019 at age 93. His son Georgie died unexpectedly of a heart attack while playing golf on Nov. 5, 2019, less than a month after his father passed.
The Matson Cup is a four-person scramble with a cost of $150 per player or $600 per team. Hole and tournament sponsorships are available. The tournament is a 9 a.m. shotgun start with lunch following the round. All proceeds go directly to helping Tulsans in need.
To register, go to FirstChurchTulsa.org/Golf21 and click register. Scan this QR Code and fill out the form and mail with payment to Golf Tournament, First Presbyterian Church, 709 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa, OK 74119. The deadline to register is Sept. 17.
Helping Hand Ministries distributed $542,290 to 4,159 Tulsa County residents in 2020, helping thousands of individuals and families stay fed and pay their rent in the midst of a global pandemic. It helped 980 families avoid a shutoff of utilities and 640 families avoid eviction.
For more information on HHM or the tournament, please contact Joe Land at 918-232-1306 or Betty Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.