SGTC’s Sparky Reeves Golf Classic a huge success
Published 7:55 am Friday, October 7, 2016
From STAFF REPORTS
AMERICUS – Rhett Simmons and The Hooks Agency team almost managed to win back-to-back victories in the second annual South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Tournament held at the Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center in Americus recently, but the Karl Booker team edged them out for the victory.
“We would like to thank all of the teams who participated in the second annual South Georgia Technical College Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Tournament this year,” said SGTC Athletic Director and Lady Jets head coach, James Frey. “We had a lot of fun and we raised funds for our student athletes and the Jets Booster Club. It was a great day!”
SGTC President Emeritus, Sparky Reeves, who played in the tournament with his son and son-in-law, Kevin Reeves and Ryan Young, thanked everyone for their participation and support. “I am humbled by the turnout and the support. I thank everyone who had a part in making this a reality this year and last year. I would also like to encourage everyone to come out and watch the Jets and Lady Jets this season. I think you will be impressed.”
Approximately 30 teams participated in the three-person scramble which featured a shotgun start, longest drive contests, and closest to the pin contests in addition to prizes for the top three teams.
Booker’s team, which featured Mark Massey and Chaz Fairbrother, took the first place team award.
They were followed by The Hooks Agency team which included Simmons, John Dean and William Rambo. The third place award went to the Ameris Bank group. That team included Buddy Guth, Sport Horne, and Jay Buchanan.
The Long Drive awards were presented to Will Frey for hole number two and Paul Fitzgerald for hole number 16. Chaz Fairbrother won the close ball award on hole number four and Pete Arrington took the honors on hole 11.
In addition to the teams who participated in the tournament, there were a number of hole sponsors including: Easterlin Pecan, First State Bank, Pat’s Place, Plez Hardin, Roman Oven, Ryan and Mandy Young, The Harrod Group, The Trask Family, The Windsor Hotel, Wally and Brenda Summers, Ginger Starlin state Farm, Southeastern Caterpillar Dealers, Seen and Heard Electronics, Terrie A. Battle Avon Independent Representative, Sherriff Shane Tondee and the Schley County Sherriff’s office, Georgia Power, TSG, Kinnebrew Company, Barry and Tami Blount, Planters First, John and Whitney Crisp, Smith’s Automotive Center, People’s Bank of Ellaville, Century 21 – Jimmy Whaley, Citizens Bank of Americus, PharmaCentra, Hart Eye Care, Crook’s Pain Center, The Hooks Agency, Little Brothers Bistro, Parkers Heating and Air, Robert Parks Edward Jones Investments, Junior Service League, Julian & Janis Webb, Kellette’s, PeoplesSouth Bank-Americus, Accelerated Physical Therapy, AEP, Café Campesion, Marley’s Gammage Print Shops, Sumter Broadcasting Co., Georgia Junior Golf, Cirkus, and George Dieckmann and family.