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OTC Foundation Golf Tournament Winners Announced

 

The Okefenokee Technical College Foundation “Tee It Up For Tools” Toolbox Scholarship Golf Tournament was held November 6 at the Okefenokee Country Club.  The foundation trustees appreciate the tremendous support from the community for the event. With 23 teams, 91 players, and 39 sponsors, the tournament was a huge success.  A priority of the OTC Foundation is to provide scholarships for students attending the college.

Proceeds from the event will fund 2010 “toolbox scholarships,” which help deserving students get the financial assistance they need for tuition, program supplies, and other “tools” required for their program.

Gross winners were Bennett Insurance Agency - 1st Place Gross; Jay’s IGA of Alma - 2nd Place Gross; The Gators (Strat Theologus, Phil Suess, Wayne Bashlor, & Bryant Wiggins) - 3rd Place Gross.

Net winners were National Cap & Sportswear - 1st Place Net; Southeastern Business Machines - 2nd Place Net; Superior Pine Products Company - 3rd Place Net.

Closest to the Pin winners were Ellis McNeal on Hole 17 and John Graham on Hole 4.   Most Accurate Drive on Hole 12 went to Robby Thomas, and the winner of the Longest Drive was Adam Thomas.   

Jay’s IGA of Alma was responsible for the delicious BBQ lunch before play, and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Waycross provided beverages for players and volunteers. Light Vending Company provided snacks and water, while National Cap donated caps to participants.

Unfortunately, no one “skilled up” to win the 2010 black Toyota Tundra or any of the other “sweet” hole-in-one prizes sponsored by Walker Jones.

A special thanks to the following sponsors or donors:

Gold - Satilla Regional Medical Center and Dr. A. W. & Rosemary Strickland

Silver - IPG Architects & Planners, Okefenoke REMC, and Satilla REMC

Bronze - Alma Telephone Company, BB&T, Bennett Insurance Agency, Brantley Telephone Company, Browning’s Medical Arts Pharmacy, Billy Thaxton, Concerted Services, Flash Foods, Georgia Power Company, Ron Wade Blueberry Nursery, Southeastern Business Machines, Superior Pine Products Company, Voith Fabrics, and Waycross Bank & Trust

Underwriting Sponsors – Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Jay’s IGA of Alma, Light Vending Company, National Cap & Sportswear, and Walker Jones

Tee Sponsors – Curtis Brantley, D.L. Lee & Sons; Sam Edgar, P.C.; Ellis, Ricket, & Associates (Architects); FNB South of Alma; GATX; Lee Container Corporation; Mattox Broadcasting (WWUF & WKUB); PrimeSouth Bank; Smoak Designs; and Waycross Journal Herald

Friends - Beach Termite & Pest Control; D & M International Sales; Sam Edgar, P.C.; Hackel & Hackel; Bryan Singleton, and tournament players on non-sponsored teams

Many thanks to Debbie Yarbrough for taking photos and to all of the sponsors, volunteers, and players for a successful event.

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Photo 1: The OTC Foundation Toolbox Golf Tournament was held November 6 at the Okefenokee Country Club. Bennett Insurance Agency of Blackshear won 1st Place Gross. Players were (L to R) Ben Bennett, David Murphy, Wes Bennett, and David Bennett.

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Photo 2 : Proceeds from the tournament allow the OTC Foundation to fund scholarships that help deserving students purchase books and program-related tools for college. Jay’s IGA won 2nd Place Gross. (L to R) Jacob Spires, Brooks Haddock, Jimmy Miles, and Shawn Smith.

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Photo 3: Thank you sponsors and players for your support.   The Gators, a team built by Strat Theologus, won 3rd Place Gross. (L to R) Strat Theologus, Phil Suess, Bryant Wiggins, Wayne Bashlor.

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Photo 4: 1st Place Net – National Cap and Sportswear (L to R) Ellis McNeal, Dan Bradham, Greg Higginson, and Bill Higginson.

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Photo 5: 2nd Place Net – Southeastern Business Machines (L to R) Stacy Anderson, Keith Woodward, Adam Thomas, and Chuck Overstreet.

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Photo 6: 3rd Place Net – Superior Pine Products Company of Fargo (L to R) Andy Stone, Drew Moore, Danny Grantham, and David Infinger.

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Photo 7: Volunteers are key to a successful event. Twenty-one Okefenokee Technical College employees and six OTC students volunteered to help with the tournament. Brent Clemmer (L to R), Danita Cannon, Cindy Tanner, Theresa Henry, OTC President Gail Thaxton, and Shaylyn Johnson greeted players and worked the registration table.

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Photo 8: Players enjoyed a delicious  lunch donated by Jay’s IGA and Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Alma players Ron Wade, Joe Overstreet, Harold Burkett, and John Cothern are among those taking in the beautiful view of the Okefenokee Country Club golf course from the club gazebo.

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Photo 9: Robbie Thomas with Brantley Telephone Company scooped up the Most Accurate Drive on Hole 14 and won a fishing rod donated by Billy Thaxton. Skill prizes and door prizes were presented to players at the end of play.

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