Byron Nelson widow speaking at golf retreat

Peggy Nelson, widow of the late golfing legend Byron Nelson, will be the keynote speaker at a banquet during the annual SBTC Pastor & Staff Golf Retreat, May 3-4.

The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 3 at Church at the Cross, 3000 William D. Tate Ave. in Grapevine 76051.

A golf scramble will be held the following morning at Riverchase Golf Course in Coppell.

The $59 registration, which closes on April 23, includes hole-in-one contests for 7-day Caribbean Cruise, flat-screen TV, airline tickets and Callaway irons, the May 3 banquet, Tuesday breakfast and lunch, cart and green fees, and other gifts and drawings. Reservations may be made for pastors and staff members online at

The tournament is organized by the SBTC Facilitating Ministries team.

“Peggy Nelson is a wonderful, delightful lady and we are so blessed to have her as our guest speaker at the banquet this year, said Facilitating Ministries Director Tom Campbell. “Listening to her share stories about Byron Nelson and their life together is truly fascinating. Even if you aren’t into golf, you’ll still be captivated by her stories. If you are a fan of golf, you’ll be completely enthralled.”

Nelson is the author of a new book, “Life with Lord Byron,” which is filled anecdotes and life lessons taken from her marriage to the winner of 11 consecutive PGA Championships.

The official tournament hotel is The Baymont Inn in Grapevine, with rooms available for $79 per night. Contact the hotel for reservations at 817-329-9300 and ask for the SBTC block of rooms.

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