SCTC Foundation Drive “Fore” Education Golf Tournament a Success

Date Posted: October 29, 2021
Pictured L-R: Todd Feltman, SCTC Foundation Trustee Emeritus and Barbara Jo Cook – SCTC Vice President for Advancement pictured with Piedmont Henry Golf Team: Zachary Butts, Justin Connelly, Steve Jordan, Jay Connelly

October 22, 2021 – The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation recently hosted the Drive “Fore” Education Golf Tournament on October 21, 2021 at The Club at Shoal Creek in Griffin with 30 teams participating.

The Lauderdale style tournament was presented in partnership with Impact Office Interiors. Early estimates indicate that proceeds from the tournament will be in excess of $62,000 with that money going to support the needs of the College including student scholarships and campus expansion.

SCTC President Dr. Alvetta Thomas expressed gratitude on behalf of the College and thanked the golfers in attendance before the 10 am shotgun start.  Dr. Thomas stated, “Your attendance here today shows your commitment to the mission and purpose of Southern Crescent Technical College and we cannot thank you enough for supporting our students and helping to make their career dreams a reality.  We take great pride in building strong students, strong careers, and strong communities and your support is a vital part of the success of the College.”

Because of COVID-19, the SCTC Foundation elected to postpone all of its annual face-to-face fundraising events this calendar year and replaced these events with a golf tournament as a fun and safe outdoor alternative.  The Drive “Fore” Education Invitational Golf Tournament was a phenomenal success, primarily due to the unwavering support of those who participated and those who so generously donated items for auction.

The Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation expressed its great appreciation when Foundation Chair Jack Bowdoin stated, “The College deserves the very best we can offer in our support, and the communities have surely risen to the occasion with their attendance and their donations.  We are very thankful for their generosity and the opportunities it affords the students of Southern Crescent Technical College.”

Tournament participants represented various business and industry partners from the College’s eight county service area.

The team from Piedmont Henry Hospital took home top honors with a score of 18 under par.  After a two-way tie for second place with a score of 17 under par, Jones Petroleum and Norcom finished in second and third place respectively with their place determined by regression.  Fourth place went to Jump-A-Roo’s Inflatables with a score of 16 under par, and Quad Graphics took home the fifth place prize with a score of 15 under par.

During the tournament, prizes were also given for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Putting Contest.

Barbara Jo Cook, Vice President for Advancement at Southern Crescent Technical College commented, “We were beyond thrilled with the participation and support we received for the Southern Crescent Technical College Drive “Fore” Education Invitational Golf Tournament. Team representation and tournament sponsorships covered each of the eight counties that we serve and the Foundation trustees were thrilled to host this tournament as a way to bring our external stakeholders together to support the needs of the College and our students.”

Tournament sponsors included the following:

Partner Sponsor:  Impact Office Interiors


Eagle Sponsors:  ARI Packaging, Eagles Landing Health, Norcom, Inc.


Birdie Sponsors: Beacon Security, Bellamy Strickland, Jack Bowdoin, Brightmoor Nursing Center, Caterpillar, Chick-fil-A, Tom Gardner, General Storage, Georgia Power, Henry County Development Authority, Heritage Bank, Jericho Design Group, Jones Petroleum, Jump-A-Roo’s Inflatables, McLeRoy, Inc., Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Henry, Quad Graphics, Walter Smith, Southern Rivers Energy, Upson Regional Medical Center, WellStar


Hospitality Sponsor: United Bank


Driving Range Sponsors:  Georgia Banking Company, Butch & Allie Armistead


Cart Sponsor:  Truist


Hole-In-One Sponsor:  Countryside Chevrolet Dodge Jeep Ram


Million Dollar Shootout: Griffin Exchange Club


Longest Drive Sponsor:  Smith, Welch, Webb & White


Putting Sponsor:  Cooper Lighting Solutions


Putting Green Sponsor:  Nocwing


Closest to the Pin Sponsor: M & R Print Solutions


Hole Sponsors:  GA Jerk, Heritage Bank, SERVPRO, Strawn & Company Insurance



Additionally, the tournament had 29 tee box sponsors from area businesses and individuals.  Tee-box sponsors included:  AJK – Abbott, Jordan & Koon; Bank of Monticello; Beck, Owen & Murray; Bennett International Group; CapSouth Partners; Central Georgia EMC; Barbara Jo Cook; Conner-Westbury Funeral Home; Driver Adams & Sharpe CPAs; Janice Moore-English; Kenneth English; Fayette County School System; First National Bank; Tom Gardner; Dr. and Mrs. Tom Grayson; Golden Star, Inc.; Hill’s Tire and Auto; Impact Workforce Solutions; Integrity Furniture and Cabinets; Lady Fencer; Rotary Club of Griffin; Snapping Shoals EMC; Tatum Tree Care and Removal; Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas; Thomaston Prescription Shop; Thomaston-Upson County Development Authority; Walmart; Warren Epstein & Associates, Architects, Inc.; and WebMobile Fusion.

Bowdoin continued, “It was a wonderful turnout and an excellent tournament.  A very special thank you goes to Todd Feltman, SCTC Foundation Trustee Emeritus for doing an outstanding job coordinating the tournament.”