ABAC prepares for the 21st classic golf tournament | news

by | Sep 5, 2021 | Golf Balls

TIFTON – Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Forest Lakes Golf Club hosts the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ 21st annual classic golf tournament.

The tournament, hosted by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Council of ABAC and SANR, is designed to help generate funding for student scholarships and the professional development of faculties and staff, college officials said in a statement.

The tournament is planned as a four-way scramble, the start of the event is signaled by a shotgun. Each participant must pay an entry fee of US $ 125 per person or can instead pay US $ 500 for a whole team of four, which also includes lunch, drinks, golf balls, a cart and green fee, and a premium golf shirt embroidered with the tournament logo and different products, said college officials.

Vonda Fenn, tournament coordinator, said the winners will receive bespoke 3D-printed trophies designed by students on the SANR Agricultural Technology and Systems Management program.

In addition to this tournament, the SANR Classic Ball Drop Event will take place for the eighth time three days later, on September 27th.

Individuals can purchase numbered golf balls that are placed in the bucket of a front loader and dropped onto the putting green. Whichever ball rolls and / or falls into the designated hole on the putting green will be declared the winner and the owner of the ball will receive a number of prizes, college officials said.

Entrants can purchase any number of balls, one for $ 5, six for $ 25, 12 for $ 45, 25 for $ 85, or 50 for $ 150. Each ball sold is marked with a unique number that identifies the winners.

The main winner of the Ball Drop has the option to choose from three rewards: a seven-day vacation in Panama City at the Edgewater Beach Resort and Golf Course, a half-day quail hunt at the Southern Woods Plantation accompanied by Georgia State Sen. Tyler Harper, or a professional photo session with Joy Carter Photography. The runner-up can choose one of the remaining two options, while the third-place winner will receive the final price available.

The 21st annual SANR Classic will have two flights, one at 8 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. the ball drops from 1:30 p.m.