Tournament of Wishes at Jennings Mill Country Club

By:Brittany Denny

Golfers getting to do what they love while donating to a greater cause.

Jennings mill country club hosted their 3rd annual tournament of wishes where 144 golfers the maximum amount of golfers allowed on a course signed up came to golf while donating to a great cause. Gregg Taylor just a regular memeber of Jennings Mill took it upon himself to start up this event.  “I have friends that are all throughout the community and it just seemed like a natural thing to put all these talented people together and find one cause and what is a better cause than children that need a wish.  Once I presented the idea to everyone it just took off from there,” Chairman of the event, Gregg Taylor.  This year they raised approximately 12 thousand dollars with big donation from local businesses.  The golfers as well as the foundation benefited from the event. The club raffled off items such as golf bags, coolers and umbrellas with food catered in from Rafferty’s.  A few golfers were even given the chance to win some big money.  Four lucky golfers got the chance to shot a hole in one 165 years for the pin and if they made it they won a million dollars but no successful tries.  Overall the tournament was a success.  “I think we were very blessed and have great people that come back every year.  We are already sold out for next year,” said Taylor.  All this money is going to the Make a Wish Georgia Foundation.  There are 17 children here in Athens that are still hoping for their wish to come true so if you would like to help you can make a donation to their website www.wish.org.

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