Bell Golf Tournament

The East Texas Medical Center Foundation and the ETMC Cancer Institute held a special tournament for a special cause:  the Henry M. Bell, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting ETMC’s cancer outreach and services.  The event offered a full afternoon of recreation and socialization.

Tournament Information

The 15th annual Henry M. Bell, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, benefitting the ETMC Cancer Institute was held Monday, September 21, at Willow Brook Country Club. The tournament featured an afternoon of recreation and socialization including a four-person scramble for men and women golfers, with a shotgun start.


11:30 a.m. Registration opens, Box lunches available
12:30 p.m. Metro Aviation, Inc. Golf Ball Drop
1:00 p.m. Shotgun tee off
6:00 p.m. Reception and awards presentation


Entry Fee per player: $150
Team fee (4-person team): $600


Mulligans:  replay your worst two shots; $10 for two per player.
Putting Contest:  take your chance and 5 putts at a long hole; $10 per player.
Automatic Birdie:  record an automatic Birdie on hole #17.
Buy a Long Drive:  buy a long drive on par 5, hole #9; $20 per team.
All in One:  all of the above for a team of 4; $100 per team.


History of the Tournament

Since the inception of the Henry M. Bell, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament in 2001, the event has raised more than $300,000 as part of ETMC’s cancer awareness and early diagnosis programs.

The tournament also honors the late Henry M. Bell, Jr., former Chairman of the Board of the ETMC Foundation and long-term supporter of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. We extend special thanks to the Bell family and our sponsors, players and volunteers who make this tournament a success each year in support of ETMC’s mission of care.

The East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute illustrates ETMC’s dedication to the people of East Texas though its ongoing efforts in early diagnosis, education, research and state-of-the-art patient care. The Cancer Institute holds the prestigious accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Thank you to our 2015 tournament sponsors.

Teal Ribbon sponsor: Special Thanks to Mary John Spence for her gift in memory of Ralph Spence.

Corporate ChampionSuddenlink
Medical ChampionCyberKnife of Texas
Golf Ball Drop Title sponsorMetro Aviation Inc.
Awards Reception sponsorUSFHealthcare Consulting
Cart sponsorTyler Hematology-Oncology, PA
Michael Y. Ashigbi, MD
Robert M. Droder, MD
Katrina Y. Glover, MD
Arielle S. Lee, MD
Joseph T. Martins, MD
Maung Oo, MD
Marc Usrey, MD
Goody Bag sponsorBlood and Cancer Center of East Texas
Gary Gross, MD, FACP
Jivesh Sharma, MD
Promotions sponsorHarold C. Beaird
Volunteer sponsorExpress Employment Professionals
Putting Contest sponsorsCindy and Allen Bell
Henry M. Bell, III
Practice Green sponsorCenturyLink
Hole-in-One sponsorPeltier Chevrolet
Hole sponsorsADAMS Management
Jean Burroughs, In Memory of Jim Reynolds
DRL Labs, Ltd.
H.R. Fender, MD, Breast Surgery
Lake Ronel Oil Company
Lantana Communications
Myriad Genetics
RPR Construction Company, Inc.
Marina Schroeder, Morgan Stanley
Schumacher Group
SKAR Advertising
Texas Bank & Trust
Dr. Sherilyn & Mr. Patrick Willis, Four Season’s Women’s Health
Windstream Corporation YPM, Inc.
Closest to the Pin sponsorsFirst National Bank of Mt. Vernon
Gollob Morgan Peddy & Co., P.C.
Jo Beth and Wade Ridley
Meads Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Longest Drive sponsorsHGA Architects & Engineers
RE/MAX Tyler
Golf Ball Drop Second Prize sponsorTravel Masters
Media sponsorKLTV - 7
Tournament Friends and In-Kind sponsorsBells International
Shirley & Donald Chase
Dairy Queen
Edwin Watts Golf
ETMC Olympic Center
ETMC Tyler Gift Shop
Jersey Mike’s
Rowdy Taco
Scooter’s Coffee
Verizon Wireless
Soda & Sports Drink sponsorCoca-Cola Refreshments
Sign sponsorDesign Center Signs