Man swinging a golf club at a golf course.
The 20th annual GNTC Foundation Golf Tournament was held at the picturesque Barnsley Resort in Adairsville.

 

More than $22,000 was raised to provide funding and financial aid to Georgia Northwestern Technical College students during the 20th annual GNTC Foundation Golf Tournament held at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

 

The tournament was sponsored by Balfour Beatty Construction; Floyd Medical Center; Fox Systems, Inc.; The HON Company; Mohawk Industries, Inc. and Shaw Floors.

 

Teams that participated included: Balfour Beatty Construction; Bank of LaFayette; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Flegal Insurance; Floyd Medical Center; The HON Company; Mayer Electric Company, Inc.; Mohawk Industries; Ringgold Telephone Company; Roper Corporation; SCANA Corporation; Shaw Floors; Silver Comet Furniture; State Mutual Insurance Company; Suhner Manufacturing; Team “507”; Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc. – Craig McDaniel; and United Community Bank.

 

The GNTC Foundation Golf Tournament was divided into two flights and prizes were awarded to the first place teams in each flight.

 

1st Flight – 1st Place:

Suhner Manufacturing – Chris Brown, Rickey Williams, Keith Guilford and David Guilford.

 

2nd Flight – 1st Place:

Team “507” – Tom Bojo, Tom Wilson, Heath Hooper and Wes Hooper.

 

Scott Evenson of the SCANA Team won closest to hole on the front nine and Norris Ray of the Coca-Cola Team won closest to hole on the back nine.

 

Cory Tanner of the Floyd Medical Team won “Longest Drive” and Wes Hooper of Team “507” was the winner of the putting contest.

 

Hole Sponsors that contributed $200 each included Louis F. Barton; Bank of LaFayette; Bobbye F. Harris, Foundation Inc.; Chick-Fil-A; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Dukes Wings and Seafood; El Pueblito; Flegal Insurance; Georgia Power; Hometown Headlines; HOK; Honeymoon Bakery; Hype, Inc.; Mayer Electric Company, Inc.; Miura; Mohawk Industries; Nesbitt Consulting; OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc.; Parker Systems, LLC/FiberNet; The Rome News-Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Rome Braves Professional Baseball; SCANA Corporation; Shelburne Advertising; Silver Comet Furniture; Starr Mathews; State Mutual Insurance; Suhner Manufacturing; Taco House; Terry Simmons Insurance Agency; Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc.; TTA Broadcasting – The Ridge 95.7; United Community Bank; V3 Magazine and WEBS Radio.

 

Additional Support was provided by Bobbye F. Harris Foundation; Chick-Fil-A; City Club Marietta; Coca-Cola Enterprises; Five Star Food Services; Greene’s Jewelers; HOK; Kroger – Rome; LaFayette Golf Course; Meadow Lakes Golf Course; Miura; Ricoh; Ringgold Telephone Company; Rome Braves Professional Baseball; Sam’s Club – West Rome; SEIDA; Stonebridge Golf Club; Southern Flavor; Three Rivers Specialty; Trenton Golf Club; Walmart – East Rome and WKSY SKY TV.

 

Over $3,000 worth of gift in kind donations were provided to help support the tournament.

 

Proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to GNTC students on all six campuses. The Foundation also assists with purchasing equipment for programs, providing training for faculty and staff, and providing materials for the library. For additional information about the Foundation, contact Michelle Beatson at 706.802.5850 or via email at mbeatson@gntc.edu.

 

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, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

 

Eric Loggins
Eric Loggins was part of the Flegal Insurance team that participated in the 20th Annual GNTC Foundation Golf Tournament held at Barnsley Resort.