Magnolia Manor wins SGTC Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Tournament

Magnolia Manor wins SGTC Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Tournament

Posted 3:59 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022

From staff reports

AMERICUS – The Magnolia Manor team of Ty Kinslow, Steven Avant and Bradley Kitchens won first place in the Eighth Annual South Georgia Technical College Jets Booster Club Sparky Reeves Golf Tournament held at the Griffin Bell Golf and Conference Center in Americas, Georgia.

The Magnolia Manor team had a one shot advantage over the second and third place teams who both finished with a score of 47 on the 18-hole course. The Citizens Bank team of George Rockmore, Wade Halstead and Chad Denham came second after the tiebreaker was applied. The Sparky Reeves team of Kevin and Will Reeves and Stan Gann finished in third place.

Kevin L. Reeves, son of SGTC Chairman Emeritus Sparky Reeves, kicked off the tournament and thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers for his father who was unable to attend the tournament due to health problems. “Dad’s doctors have advised him not to come out today due to his weakened immune system but on behalf of our family we thank you for your support today. He is a fighter and he wishes he could come out today today and support this great cause.

And even though he wasn’t in attendance, Sparky Reeves reached out to express his own gratitude to everyone for supporting his family on this next chapter in their life’s journey. “I would like to thank all of the team and hole sponsors of the SGTC Jets and Lady Jets Booster Club Golf Tournament,” said Sparky Reeves. “Your support will make a big difference to these teams in the year ahead.”

South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford took a few minutes before the tournament started to “thank everyone for the college support and this great tournament. We all appreciate what Sparky Reeves has done for South Georgia Tech and this community and it’s a great way to support and give back to the Jets and Lady Jets basketball teams.

Thirty-two teams entered the tournament this year. Those who signed up included: Team Sparky Reeves; Gatewood, Skipper and Rambo; Stone River Spa; Trane Equipment & Supply, Jake Everett’s team; Georgia Power; Citizens Bank of America; Team Brown–John Werling; Tree Toppers, Century 21, GSW Foundation, Perry Brothers, Magnolia Manor, The Kinnebrew Company; Martha Arrington’s team; Summer broadcast; Dan Torbert, Whaley Realty, Pinelands Communications, Windsor Hotel, Sam Hunter Team; the Mike Donnelly team; Synovus; SGTC Foundation; Jimmy Windham; Lumature Wealth Partners; the Will Peterson team; Parker heating and air; Cole’s Diesel Repair; New Age Earth Company; The labyrinth; and Georgia Pest Control.

It was the 8e Annual Sparky Reeves Tournament. The Peterson team of Chandler Studdard, Corey Stallings and Bray Bishop won the 2021 tournament. The Synovus team led by Buddy Guth, Jason Evans and Jodie Hayes won the 2020 tournament and TSG took first place in the 2019 tournament with Brandon Horne, Kory Hobbs and Gatewood Ledbetter. The Georgia Southwestern State University Foundation was the champion of the 2018 tournament. Karl Booker and the Harrod Tree team won in 2017 and 2016 and the Hooks agency won the inaugural tournament in 2015.

South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves said he was humbled by the turnout and support. I would like to thank everyone who has helped make this tournament a reality this year and over the past seven years. He also encouraged everyone to come out and support the Jets and Lady Jets who both competed in the NJCAA National Tournaments last year.

South Georgia Technical College athletic director and Lady Jets head coach James Frey was very pleased with the turnout. “We are so grateful for the support we receive from each of you and the community as a whole,” Coach Frey said. “It was a great day and I want to thank Dr Watford and Sparky Reeves for what they mean to me, our college, our basketball program and this community. We very much appreciate them and their service and support.

Thirty-two teams signed up to compete in the three-way race which featured a shotgun start, the longest and closest route to the pin contest in addition to prizes for the top three teams. Steven Avant, Ryan Landreth and Jimbo Griffith won the closest to the pin award. Ray Bishop won the longest ride. Arty Cromer won the Big Screen TV award, Jeff Barnett won a Lake package, Buddy Guth won a TCSG backpack and Jimmy Windham won the 50/50 raffle prize.

In addition to the teams that entered the tournament, there were a number of hole sponsors that supported including: Georgia Power, Dan Torbert, Janis Webb, Riccardi General Dentistry, Trane Equipment and Supply, Easterlin Pecan, Parker’s Heating and Air, GSW Foundation, Barry and Tami Blount, Perry Brothers, Magnolia Manor, Accelerated Physiotherapy, Lumature Wealth Partners, Citizen’s Bank of America, Whaley Realty, Clinic Drug Store, Hooks Simmons Insurance, Pineland Communications, Wally and Brenda Summers, The Kinnebrew Company , Booker’s Wood Yard, Tree Toppers, Mingledorff’s Inc., Synovus, Ginger Starlin State Farm, Roman Over, Sumter Broadcasting, and Gammage Print Shop.

Michael C. Ford