The Eagle Ranch family will always remember DeWitt’s passion for our mission of making life better for children and families while positively impacting communities for the glory of God. DeWitt faithfully worked on each annual tournament to ensure it was a great experience for the golfers, while raising over $2 million for the children of Eagle Ranch since the tournament’s start in 1994.
Inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, DeWitt’s career was filled with successes including: 2 PGA Tour wins; 7 Georgia PGA Championships; 4 Georgia Open titles; Bank One Classic winner (Champions Tour).
DeWitt was a man of deep faith and touched many lives. While on the Champions tour, he marked his ball with his favorite Bible verse, Psalms 37:4. The verse reads: “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will fulfill the desires of your heart.” Many seeds were planted by this simple act.
Perhaps his greatest stats included being married 59 years to his wife, Sheri, having 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 12 grandchildren.(DeWitt pictured with wife, Sheri)
This year marks the 29th 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 $2 million dollars for the boys and girls of Eagle Ranch.
DeWitt was 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 ran DeWitt Weaver Golf Solutions, LLC with his children, which includes 3 sons and a daughter. DeWitt 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 was also active in helping Eagle Ranch students learn golf skills.
In all he did, DeWitt’s faith showed through. Even after his professional career came to a close, he still marked 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.”