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Long Touchdown Club hosts golf tournament for football team
The first place team was made up of Jeff Stewart, Bob Puckett, Bucky Keel and Steve Wiggins. - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
The Long County Touchdown Club had its third annual Golf Tournament Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Country Club.
“We had a great day of golf, and it was our largest tournament to date with 15 teams,” tournament chairman, Joey Harrison said.
The tournament was a four-person, captain’s choice scramble with prizes given out to the first, second and third place teams.  In addition, prizes were given out for the longest drive and closest ball to the pin.
The winning team finished the day 13 under par and consisted of Bucky Keel, Steve Wiggins, Bob Puckett, and Jeff Stewart.
The second place team was -11 and its members were Fudd Ogden, David Ogden, Adrian Brewer and Jeff Daniels.
Rounding out the top three was Darrell Ballance, Tammy Ballance, Steven Moore and J.P. Griffin who finished with a -9 score.
After the tournament, participants enjoyed a barbecue chicken meal.
Don Giddons, volunteer cook, said, “The success of the football program, over such a short period of time, has to be attributed to the integrated effort of the entire community.
“It has been a great endeavor, and the positive attitude is reflective in the school system’s support, the positive attitude of the team, and just a great showing from everyone in Long County.”
Darrell Balance said, “The Touchdown Club did a great job in putting this together, and it just has been a good day of fun.”
Harrison said, “We want to thank all the sponsors; Brian and Kim Murphy, the Bailey’s (Jake and Dedi), Eric and Tiffenne (Hadley), Wendy (Fuller), Bailey (Harrison), the football team, who helped, and especially Don Giddons, Woody Adams and Ann Long for cooking all the chicken.”
He said the tournament raised around $4,000 for the football team.
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