Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 27, 2014

SWGTC golf tourney a success


THOMASVILLE — The Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) Foundation held its 12th Annual Thomas County Golf Tournament at Glen Arven Country Club on Monday, Feb. 24.

This annual event raises funds for the College’s Foundation, which provides scholarship assistance, new equipment purchases, and technical upgrades to SWGTC. Organizers of the event are proud to announce that they raised over $21,000 this year, making it a huge success.

“The foundation would like to thank all sponsors, players, and supporters of the 12th Annual SWGTC Foundation Thomas County Golf Tournament. Scholarships are only made available because of the generosity of our donors. Without you, many of our students would not be able to afford books, tuition, or program related supplies they need to continue their education,” commented Amy Maison, SWGTC’s Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Marketing.

Incorporated in 1991, the SWGTC Foundation is a non-profit corporation which strives to promote the cause of higher education and expand educational opportunities to the students of SWGTC.

The foundation creates scholarships and endowments, assists in the financing of capital improvements and provides the students of SWGTC with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

In 2013, the foundation awarded over $109,000 in scholarships to over 125 students.

The tournament concluded with announcements of team winners and those players who won in the categories of “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin”.

Results of the Tournament are as follows:

First place gross score: Brock McDowell, Jeremy Willis, Bernie Armstrong, and Tony Anderson of the First Federal of Valdosta team.

First place net score: Martin Slusher, Bill Tustin, Josh Moore, and Chris Newman of the Archbold Medical Center team.

Second place gross score: Wayne Mayo, Chris Sumner, Austin Wright, and Heath Miller of the Culpepper Construction team

Second place net score: Carla Barrow, Neil Clements, Matthew Nolan, and Summer Washington of the Southwest Georgia Technical College team

“Longest Drive” on Hole 11: Michael Adams of the Stony Creek team

“Closest to the Pin” on Hole 3: Scooter Grubbs of the C.B. Grubbs New York Life team

“Closest to the Pin” on Hole 9: Wayne Mayo of the Culpepper Construction team

“Closest to the Pin” on Hole 13: Corey Butler of the Commercial Bank team

“Closest to the Pin” on Hole 16: Bill Tustin of the Archbold Medical Center team

Winners of the raffle drawings for a Kindle Fire (donated by CDW), a smoker (built by SWGTC’s welding department), and a $250 gas card were also announced.

SWGTC offers more than 80 certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Many of these programs provide training for some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including Nursing, Automotive Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technology, and Emergency Medical Technology.

More information may be obtained by calling 229-225-4096 or by logging onto

SWGTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.