Jerry Benedict became the Head Golf Professional at Adams Golf Club in 1986. As Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf at Adams, Benedict has recorded a number of major accomplishments including a large tree planting project in 1986, cart path construction, clubhouse renovation, a complete remodel of the golf course and practice facility, bunker and drainage projects and, in 2024, the greens will be replaced. He has worked closely with Superintendent Jody Shahan and his maintenance crew, Russell Tanner and Tim Huff to make the improvements to the golf course over the past years. Benedict has also built up the Men’s and Ladies Golf Associations and started a Senior Golf Association, which is the largest in Oklahoma.
Benedict has positively impacted the golf games and lives of countless youth in Bartlesville, along with the community as a whole. Adams Golf Club offers summer junior golf camps, a junior club championship and a parent/junior tournament. Adams provides golf privileges for all surrounding junior high, high schools and OKWU as well. In addition, the club hosts multiple local fundraising tournaments including the annual United Way Tournament, which is the largest United Way golf tournament in the world.