The Savannah State University Foundation held their Annual Homecoming Scholarship Golf Scramble on October 7 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.
This year, Chris Miller, the head golf coach at SSU brought along a few of his student-athletes to conduct a golf clinic for new golfers and those who wanted some tips to improve their game. The clinic attracted nearly a dozen golfers. Following the clinic, prizes were awarded for longest drive (David Manuel), best putter (Art Terry) and best chipper (Michelle Adams).
As for the golf scramble, the winning team was the ILA Local 1591 who had a score of 56. Second place with a score of 57 went to Georgia Ports Authority while the team representing Coca Cola shot a 59 to claim third place. Awards were given out for closet to the pin (Joe Griggs, Kaleb Dawson and Josh Williams) and longest drive (Tim Allen, Jeremiah Austin and Tanner Fudge).
Breakfast was provided by Chic-Fil-A and lunch was by BowTie Barbecue.
Sponsors of the event included International Longshoreman Association, Georgia Ports Authority, Coca Cola, Fred and Shirley Jones, BJ Parrott, Follett, Dick’s Sporting Goods, United Services Automobile Association (USAA), Willie Seymore, Savannah State University National Alumni Association, Johnson Control, Welch C. Fair, Mock Plumbing, Chatham Engineering, Jetaire Group and Oracle.
Two of the main cogs that helped make the event a success were Seymore, ILA Executive Vice President and Mr. Roy Jackson, a member of the SSU Foundation Committee as Golf Event Recruiter.
“These gentlemen helped with the arrangement of participation involving the golfers and sponsored the prizes that were presented for the event’s raffle. Their time, effort and support contributed to the success of the event and the University Advancement team is certainly appreciative of their generosity,” stated Lisa Jones, who is the Development Officer with the University Advancement team.
Dr. William Simmons is the president of the SSU Foundation, Art Terry was chairperson of the golf scramble and Judy Days- Dee was chair of the golf clinic.