George Bullard
George Bullard was part of the Mount Vernon Mills Team in last year’s annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is sponsoring the 18th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Proceeds from the tournament will provide funding and scholarship assistance to GNTC students.


James Derward Powell served as the president of GNTC from 1987-1994.


Registration is now open and is $600 per team with up to four people on a team. The team fee includes boxed lunch, goody bag, 18 holes of golf with cart, and entry for door prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $200 or $150 when purchased with a team entry. Tent Sponsorships are also available for $500. Registration is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis.


Tournament sponsors are Fox Systems, Inc.; The HON Company; Mohawk Industries, Inc.; and Shaw Industries Group, Inc.


Prizes will be awarded for first in flight, longest drive, and closest to the pin.


On the day of the tournament, registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. followed by announcements. Tee Time begin will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by lunch, awards, and a ball drop after the tournament is over. Tickets are available now for the ball drop.


Proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to GNTC students. The foundation also assists with purchasing equipment for programs, providing training for faculty and staff, and furthering marketing and public relations efforts.


Registration forms are available online by visiting “Upcoming Events” on GNTC’s homepage at  For additional sponsor or entry information, contact Jason Gamel at 706.764.3810 or via email


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.