Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Classic Golf Tournament is huge success
Karl Booker and the Harrod Tree team pulled off a narrow one-stroke victory to capture their second consecutive victory in the third annual South Georgia Technical College Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves golf tournament held at the Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center in Americus, Georgia recently.
The Harrod Tree team of Karl Booker, Mark Massey and Blake Clanton posted a 47 in the three-person scramble tournament which is the main fundraiser for the South Georgia Technical College Jets and Lady Jets basketball teams.
Rhett Simmons and The Hooks/Simmons Agency team finished in second place for the second year in a row behind the Harrod Tree team. Rhett Simmons, Brian Simmons, and William Rambo shot a 48 to finish in second and then the SB&T team of Buddy Guth, Sam Hunter, Jr., and Jason Evans captured third place. The Hooks Agency won the tournament in 2015.
“We would like to thank all of the teams who participated in the third annual South Georgia Technical College Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Tournament this year,” said South Georgia Technical College 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!”
South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves, who played in the tournament with his son and grandson, Kevin and Will Reeves and his son-in-law 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 for the last two years. 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 and I am going out on a limb and saying that it is very possible that we will be sending both the Jets and the Lady Jets to the national tournament again this year!
Dr. John Watford, South Georgia Technical College President, also thanked all of the participants for the support for President Emeritus Sparky Reeves, the Jets and Lady basketball teams and for the college, its students, and faculty and staff. “This is a great day and we are here to support our Jets and Lady Jets. We are so appreciative of the support that we receive from each of you and from the community as a whole,” said Dr. Watford.
Approximately 30 teams participated in the three-person scramble which featured a shotgun start, longest drive, and closest to the pin contest in addition to prizes for the top three teams.
The Long Drive awards were presented to Bill Heys for hold number 6, Jim Ackerman for hole 17, Jason Evans for hole 3 and Blake Clanton for the 18th hole. Bray Bishop took first place in the putting contest and there was a tie for second place with SGTC President Emeritus Sparky Reeves, Will Reeves, Pete Arrington, and Craig Cummins for second place.
In addition to the teams who participated in the tournament, there were a number of hole sponsors including: Easterlin Pecan, First State Bank, The Windsor Hotel, Tape Specialist of Georgia, Junior Service League, Parker’s Heating and Air, Gammage Print Shop, Jullian and Janice Webb, Sherriff Shane Tondee and the Schley County Sheriff’s Office, the Trask Family, Barry and Tami Blount, Wally and Brenda Summers, Rhett Simmons/The Hooks Agency, Cousin’s Catering, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Mingledorff’s Inc., Accelerated Physical Therapy, Jimmy Whaley/Century 21, Southwestern Estates, South Georgia Technical College, Draw Products, The People’s Bank of Ellaville, The Maze – Chuck Smith, Austin Urethane, Hoponaharley.com/Star Racing, Seen & Heard Electronics, Terrie A. Battle – Avon Representative, Hart Eye Care, Georgia Power, Plez Hardin, Ryan and Mandy Young, Little Brother’s Bistro, People’s Community Bank, The Harrod Group, John and Whitney Crisp, Kellette’s, Edward Jones – Robert Parks, Pat’s Place, Torbert Electric, Sumter Broadcasting, and Cirkus and George Dieckmann and family.