It’s said that a bad day on the golf course beats a good day at the office. So what is a great day on the golf course worth? About $24,000 for the programs and services that YOKE provides. The Jeff Jarnigan YOKE Golf Classic is presented each spring by Home Federal Bank. The tournament, held at Three Ridges Golf Course, featured a scramble format with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Prizes were awarded to the top teams as well as to winners of a long drive, closest to the pin, and putting competition. This year 22 teams competed in our most successful event yet.
Jeff Jarnigan, the voice of the Tennessee Volunteers at both Neyland Stadium and Thompson Boling Arena, headlines the event each year. “I’m a supporter of YOKE because YOKE changes kids’ lives,” Jeff explained. After the loss of his father at age 12, Jeff was impacted by a personal relationship with YOKE founder and former director John Coatney, and his wife Helen. “I consider it an honor to be involved with the YOKE Golf Classic,” he added.
After a beautiful morning, golfers were welcomed back to the clubhouse with lunch from Paul Moody and the Smash Knoxville food truck. If you don’t happen upon the food truck, you can check them out soon at their new location at the Marble City Market at Regas Square.
Special thanks to our sponsors, including presenting sponsor Home Federal Bank. Others include:
- Club Sponsors: Fairview Knox Church and Chick-Fil-A Fountain City
- Putting Green Sponsors: Advance Auto, Dayton’s Pest Control, His Security, Protomet, Thompsonco, Inc.
- Drink Cart Sponsors: Dandridge Self Storage, Gouffon Moving, North Knoxville BPA, Standard Kitchen and Bath
- Leaderboard Sponsors: American Church Group, Butler & Bailey Market, Foster Chapel Baptist Church, Safe n Sound Creative Technologies, Shafer Insurance
- Hole Sponsors: Broadway Carpets, Roger Carpenter, Pete Cheney, Commercial Lighting, Corryton Church, Davis Heating & Cooling, First Baptist Concord, Graham & Cook Insurance, Matlock Tire Service, Pete Michaels Traffic, Precision Builders, Prosperity Partners Wealth Management, Lauren Rider for City Council, Andrew Roberto for City Council, Roger Sayers, Seiber Restoration, Smart Bank
Special thanks also to Three Ridges Golf Course for all their help. Visit our Facebook Page for all the day’s pictures.