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McDonald's team wins MLK tourney
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A team representing McDonald’s won the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Golf Tournament Aug. 4 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.
This tourney was hosted by the Liberty County MLK Jr. Observance Committee and, for the third year, organizers say it was immensely successful.
This year’s competition was between 12 four-man teams for prizes for first, second and third places and to the player “closest to the hole.” Hinesville Ford, one of many supporters, offered to donate a new 2007 Ford F-150 truck to any player who scored a hole-in-one on number 3. Unfortunately no player was lucky enough to win the truck this year. It was the third year Hinesville Ford offered the prize and organizers say they hope it will be available next year, too.
The first place team was made up of Gary Dodd, Allen Brown, Gary Stanberg and Matt Cain.
Second place winners, who have supported the tournament for all three years, were Al Lockett, Felden Dickens, and Dennis and Jennie Kennedy.
Third place winners, representing Brinkley’s Carpet, were Chip and Clay Brinkley, Slade Sikes and Bo Strickland.
James Jones won closest to the pin.
The Rev Dr. Alvin Jackson, president of the committee acknowledged the support corporate sponsors: Hinesville Ford, First Citizen Bank, attorney Jeff Arnold, Jones, Osteen and Jones Attorneys At Law, Fussell Bonding, Interstate Paper, OMI and Brinkley’s Carpet.
He also thanked individual hole and team sponsors: State Farm, RCI, HL Fleming Construction, Bryant’s Heating and Air, Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce, C.W. Electric, Smith Enterprise, Browns Tax and Accounting, attorney John Pyette, Jim Thomas for Mayor, Georgia Power, Fred’s Carpet, Quality Cleaners, Sheriff Don Martin, Bob Pirkle for Mayor, Century 21, Tailor-made-Travel, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Heritage Bank, Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones and the Sikes Group.
He also acknowledged organizations for donating door prizes; McDonalds, Farmers Natural Foods, Taylor Creek Golf Course, Cherokee Rose Country Club, The Heritage Bank, Waterford Landing, Henderson Golf Course, Arby’s, Jiffy Lube, VIP, Victory Trophy, Opulence II International Salon and Day Spa, Freelance Photographic, Good-To-Go Jamaican Restaurant, KFC. Baldinos Subs and McDonalds provided lunch for players.
Velma M. Tyler, tournament chairwoman, also expressed thanks for support and cooperation.
“The number of community businesses and individuals that supported the tournament increased this year,” she said. “Their efforts will make it possible for the Liberty County Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Committee to assist more youth in Liberty County with their goal of a college education.”
The next scholarship golf tournament will be on March 8 at Cherokee Rose.
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