GNTC to hold 19th Annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament

October 23, 2017

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is sponsoring the 19th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville on Thursday, Oct. 26. Proceeds from the tournament will provide funding and scholarship assistance to GNTC students. 

James Derward Powell served as the president of GNTC from 1987-1994.

Registration is now open and is $600 per team with up to four people on a team. The team fee includes boxed lunch, goody bag, 18 holes of golf with cart, and entry for door prizes.

Tournament sponsors are Balfour Beatty Construction; Fox Systems, Inc.; The HON Company; Mohawk Industries, Inc.; and Shaw Industries Group, Inc. 

Hole Sponsors that contributed $200 each are Balfour Beatty Construction; Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; Brown & Brown Insurance; Chick-Fil-A; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Dukes Wings and Seafood; El Pueblito; Five Star Food Services; Flegal Insurance; Follett, GNTC Bookstore; Fox Systems, Inc.; Full Media Websites; Georgia Power; Hometown Headlines; HOK; The HON Company; International Paper; JAS Media Placement; Mohawk Industries, Inc.; Nesbitt Consulting; Parker Systems, LLC/FiberNet; Profile Custom Extrusions; Rome News Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Roper - Kay Henderson; Shaw Industries Group; Shelburne Advertising; Starr Matthews; Taco House; United Community Bank; V3 Magazine; Vann & Valerie Brown;; and WEBS Radio.

Additional Support includes Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; HOK; Chick-Fil-A; City Club Marietta; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Graphic Advertising; Greene’s Jewelers; The HON Company; LaMar Advertising; LaFayette Golf Course; Ricoh; Rome News Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Screenvision; SEIDA; Stonebridge Golf Club; Three Rivers Specialty; Trenton Golf Club; WalMart, Dalton; WalMart, Lafayette; and Walker County Farm Bureau.

Prizes will be awarded for first in flight, longest drive, and closest to the pin.

On the day of the tournament, registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by announcements. Tee Time begin will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by lunch, awards, and a ball drop after the tournament is over. Tickets are available now for the ball drop.

Proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to GNTC students on all six campuses. The Foundation also assists with purchasing equipment for programs, providing training for faculty and staff, and materials for the library.

For additional sponsor or entry information, contact Michelle Beatson.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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