About DeWitt Weaver
This year marks the 24th anniversary of the DeWitt Weaver Eagle Ranch Golf Classic. Not long after hearing Eagle Ranch founder Eddie Staub speak at a community function, DeWitt had the idea for a golf tournament. If an Eagle is good in golf, how much better to host a golf tournament to benefit Eagle Ranch? Over the years, the tournament has raised over $1 million dollars for the boys and girls of Eagle Ranch.
DeWitt has been a dominant force in the state of Georgia, winning a record seven Georgia PGA Championships, four Georgia Opens, and the Georgia PGA Match Play Championship. While competing on the PGA Tour from 1967 to 1976, he won the PGA Match Play Championship and the Southern Open. His other professional victories include the Dixie PGA, the Louisiana Open, and two separate victories at the Atlanta Open. He won the Georgia PGA Player of the Year Award twice. At the age of 50, DeWitt joined the PGA Senior Tour in 1989, and he won the Bank One Senior Classic in 1991. He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 1998, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
DeWitt now runs DeWitt Weaver Golf Solutions, LLC, with his children, which include 3 sons and a daughter. DeWitt has kept three things prominent in his life: his faith, his family, and his desire to help golfers improve their skills – particularly junior golfers.
In addition to organizing and supporting the Eagle Ranch tournament over the years, DeWitt has also been active in helping Eagle Ranch students learn golf skills.
In all he does, DeWitt’s faith shows through. He still marks his golf balls with “Ps. 37:4” to represent Psalm 37:4, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”