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Mark your calendars! Take a Swing 2021 is ON!

September 26-27, 2021
For more information,
call 662-377-3613.

Old Waverly & Mossy Oak Golf Clubs

Event Schedule

We plan to hold our full event, but we will closely follow health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our patients, supporters and community remains our top priority.


Sunday, September 26
1-1:30 p.m.
Opening Celebration
Hors d’oeuvres, Bloody Mary bar and networking

Medal Play Tournament at Old Waverly or Mossy Oak
(Only available for Stay & Play guests)
Individual play tournament at one of the premier golf courses of your choice.

Patrons & Sponsors Gala
$125 per person
Gala and lodging for two available for $400.
Join us for cocktails, food, music and a live and silent auction.

Stay & Play for Four
This is our most popular option and includes a team of four for the Sunday Medal Play tournament, tickets to the Patrons & Sponsors Gala, overnight accommodations, breakfast and the Monday four-person scramble.

Monday, September 27
Four-Person Scramble at Old Waverly or Mossy Oak
$1,000 for team of four or $250 individual registration
Morning & Afternoon Flights
Shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


About the course

Twenty-five years ago, four women golfers – two of whom were cancer survivors – had a vision to start a charitable fund to help burdened cancer patients at the NMMC Cancer Center get through a devastating time in their lives. Their efforts led them to organize the first Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament in 1995. From that early beginning the Take a Swing at Cancer Golf Tournament has continued to grow and has now become an important source of charitable support for the NMMC Cancer Care Patient Fund.

About the NMMC Cancer Care Fund

Living with cancer is never easy, and the goal of the NMMC Cancer Care Fund is to ease the burden on patients and families.

NMMC Cancer Care social workers identify patients who are in need of assistance and use HCF funds to help.

The fund provides approximately $350,000 annually to help with needs like pain and anti-nausea medications, nutritional supplements, transportation for treatment and other necessities for more than 250 patients.

A few of our recent patient assistance needs include:

  • A single father who was undergoing daily chemotherapy had run out of time off at work and was let go. He was unable to afford his utility bills plus the cost of treatment, so the fund paid a few months of his utilities so he could keep his children in a home with electricity.
  • An elderly couple was driving every day and told the social worker that they wouldn’t be able to come for treatment the next week because they couldn’t afford the gas costs. She offered them gas cards so the wife could continue her needed treatment.
  • Our social worker noticed worn out shoes, and discovered a patient was walking 15 miles to and from treatment every day. The fund provided gas cards and new walking shoes for him.

These are just a few examples of the many ways your support of Take a Swing makes a huge impact on the lives of our patients.

When you say “yes” to a sponsorship, a golf registration or other support, it means that our social workers can say “yes” to providing help and hope during difficult times.

The health and safety of our patients, supporters and community remains our top priority. So even though Take a Swing will look a little different this year than the event we’ve all become used to, we hope you will still join us.

While the world has been rightfully focused on COVID-19, patients are still getting diagnosed with cancer, and they still need us in their corner.


Take a Swing at Cancer Committee Members
Samuel Pace, M.D., Chairman

T.J. Adams
Amanda Angle
Jesse Bandre
Ben Beavers
Laura Hodges
Hank Hutto
Fletcher Johnson
Barry Keel
Key Blair Charlie Kinney
Davis Bond Ladd Mark
Denise Kennedy Brown Ashley McLellan
George & Marcia Bryan Derrick Menefee, M.D.
Greg Burks
Elizabeth Carnell
Charles Montgomery, M.D.
Tim O’Brien
Mike Clayborne David Pace
Anne Comer Mark Prince
Chanda Cossitt Connie Renfroe
Nikki Ivancic-Currey, M.D. John Paul Rhea
Wally Davis
Shane Denevan
Brian Rigby
Bruff Sanders
Tasha Dozier
Jim Goodwin
Barney Guyton, M.D.
Todd Sherrer, M.D.
Dave Smith
Shane Spees
Ginger Hardy Carol Upton
Jake Heyer Derek Warren, D.M.D.
Benton Hilbun, M.D.

Wesley Webb

Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi

Health Care Foundation of
North Mississippi

(HCF) is the charitable entity for the North Mississippi Health Services. HCF secures and distributes donations and provides philanthropic innovation for a variety of patient- and family-centered care programs, community health improvement and patient assistance causes.

HCF Board

Sam Pace, M.D., Chair Kevin Chapman
Dan Rollins, Vice Chairperson Mary Childs
West Cordell, M.D., Secretary
Bruce Toppin, Vice Secretary
Sharon Nobles, Treasurer
Brad Crosswhite, M.D.
Chauncey Godwin
Trentice Imbler
Steven Blaylock, President Eric Lewis, M.D.
Amanda Angle Luke Montgomery
Mont Berry, M.D. David Rumbarger
Mary Ann Briggs Vishal Sachdev, M.D.
Elizabeth Carnell Shane Spees