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THE EVENT

The Athens Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Invitational is a tournament that helps to honor and celebrate former inductees of The Athens Hall of Fame. Started by 2007 inductee, Charles Turner, the event celebrates it’s 6th season and continues to grow and generate revenues to the foundation and Athens Hall of Fame Weekend.

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THE GOLF CLUB

The University of Georgia Golf Course is the host golf club of The Athens Hall of Fame Golf Invitational. A spectacular and challenging Robert Trent Jones layout, it is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

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THE FOUNDATION

The Athens Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates and supports those native Athens athletes who have achieved greatness on and off the playing fields and in the classroom. Founded by the late legendary Coach Billy Henderson, his dream was to celebrate these Athens champions and their accomplishments.

Schedule and Format


SATURDAY, MAY 18

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast & Registration

8:00 AM
Opening Announcements & Celebrity Introductions

8:45 AM
Shotgun Start

9:00 AM
Cocktail & Clubhouse Reception

3:00 PM
Awards & Recognition


PRIZES & CONTESTS

First, Second & Third Place | Championship Flight

First, Second & Third Place | Second Flight

First, Second & Third Place | Third Flight

Hole In One Contest

Closest to the Pin | Front 9 & Back 9

Longest Drive

OUR TOURNAMENT HOST



Horace King

King was born in Athens, Georgia and is a member of the first graduating class of Clarke Central High School. Graduating in 1971 he was awarded a full athletic scholarship to the University of Georgia (UGA). One of the five African American football players who broke the color barrier on the gridiron at UGA, he played wingback and tailback, gaining 1,287 yards rushing, including 19 rushing touchdowns. Graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education, he moved on to the National Football League (NFL), signing with the Detroit Lions as the sixth-round draft pick in 1975, playing 123 games in nine seasons.

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2019 Invited Celebrities


Horace King
2019 Host, UGA Bulldog & NFL Star, Detroit Lions

Tyrone Davis
National Championship Ring & Super Bowl Ring

Bill Hartman
WSB-TV, Fox 5 Sports Personality

Calvin Murphy
NBA Hall of Fame, Houston Rockets

Dunta Robinson
NFL Star, Atlanta Falcons

Tony Barnhart
SEC Network Journalist

Willie Green
NFL Star & Denver Broncos Superbowl Champion

Maurice Allen
Long Drive Champion

Fran Tarkenton
NFL Star, Minnesota Vikings

Derek Dooley
Dallas Cowboys Coach

Colt Ford
Musician & Entertainer

Sol Brannan
Four Superbowl Championships

Julius “Dr. J” Erving
NBA Hall of Fame Icon & Philadelphia 76er

John Kasay
UGA Bulldog & NFL Star, Carolina Panthers

Andrew Toney
NBA Champion

Sam Crenshaw
Georgia Public Television (GPTV)

Chuck Smith
Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee

Chris Tucker
Actor & Comedian

2019 PHOTOS


Contact


 

 

TOURNAMENT CHAIR

Charles Turner
706-424-2368
turnercharles40@gmail.com

James Fair
706-207-0824
jfair@bellsouth.net

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Becky Robins Galvin
706-540-1356

Bobby Poss
706-543-4464

Joyce Harrison
706-540-2916

Mike McCurley
706-338-2789

Woody Chastain
706-546-0618

Bob Chambers
706-543-9231

 

 



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