Deadline is 6 p.m., April 28 to enter the VFW Post 5448’s seventh annual Johnny Pierce Memorial Golf Tournament 8:30 a.m., Sunday May 3 at the Griffin City Golf Course.
Cost is $55 per player and includes cart, green fees, lunch and social. Make checks payable to VFW Post 5448. The tournament will be a standard Fort Lauderdale format with teams being drawn by the Golf Committee.
Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit: VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Mich., in memory of Johnny Pierce, VFW Post 5448 and its Ladies Auxiliary.
Social and team introductions to be held 6:30 p.m., Saturday at VFW Post 5448, 1205 West Poplar St. in Griffin, Ga. Lunch and awards ceremony at VFW to follow tournament. Spouses or dates are invited to attend all functions at VFW Post 5448.
Applications can be picked up at VFW Post 5448 (770-228-8384) or from any Golf Committee member. Golf 2009 Committee Members include: Carlton English, Bear Askew, Steve Ballard, Terry Green, Larry Mayfield, Robert Weeks, Mike Crowder and Ricky Stephens.
HALL OF FAME GOLF TOURNEY: The second annual Griffin-Spalding Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Tourney presented by Allstar Amusement/ Quality LP Gas/ Sonny’s Ice is 9 a.m., Saturday, April 4 at the Griffin Country Club.
Tournament ($1,000 each), corporate ($500), cart ($300), hole ($100), long drive ($100), closest-to-the-pin ($100), hole-in-one, prize, team ($300) and individual sponsorships ($75) are available. Please make checks payable to Griffin-Spalding Athletic Hall of Fame and mail to: P.O. Box 682, Experiment, GA 30212. For more information contact: Donald Goodman (770-228-4425), Danny Clark (770-468-7956) or any G-S Athletic HOF Board member.
Members include: Goodman, Clark, John Sonny Foster, Dan McLean, Dale Carlisle, Johnny Goodrum, Rodney McCord, Tim Shepherd, Gwen Skrine and Faye Colwell.
SEASONAL TROUT STREAMS OPEN MARCH 28: GAINESVILLE, Ga. ” Recent rain and snow storms have improved stream flows in north Georgia just in time for pre-season trout stocking.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than one million trout in Georgia streams, rivers and small lakes by the end of the year.
Many streams will be stocked by the end of the month and in time for opening day for seasonal trout stream fishing ” Sat., Mar. 28.
“Our goal is to replenish all of our stocked streams before the end of the month,” says Perry Thompson, trout stocking coordinator for the Wildlife Resources Division. “Since stream flows are up, we’ll have an opportunity to spread our fish out well. Flow can drop quickly though, and we’ll manage accordingly.”