The Jeff Jarnigan YOKE Golf Classic is presented each spring by Home Federal Bank. The tournament, held at Three Ridges Golf Course, features a scramble format and prizes are awarded to the top teams as well as to winners of a long drive, closest to the pin, and putting competition. This year’s event reached a new high, raising more than $36,000 for the programs and services that YOKE provides to middle schools across 6 counties.

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 of competition, golfers were welcomed back to the clubhouse with lunch from  F.A.T.S Barbecue, courtesy of our sponsors His Security. If you missed them at the golf tournament, make sure to catch up with their food truck, or give them a call about catering your event. You won’t be disappointed.

Taylor Gouffon, Shawn Powell, Brandon Bunn, and Ellison Fitzpatrick from the Gouffon Moving and Storage team took home top honors with an incredible 19 under par. The team from Fairview Church came in second place, only one stroke behind and Anderson Crossing Pharmacy’s team came in third. The prize for the long drive competition was captured by Brandon Bunn, while Buddy Bradley came closest to the pin. Stephen Millsaps won a free set of tires from Matlock Tire Service in the putting contest.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including presenting sponsor Home Federal Bank. Others include:

Club Sponsors: Fairview Knox Church and Chick-Fil-A Fountain City.

Lunch Sponsor: His Security

Putting Green Sponsors: Advance Auto, Gouffon Moving & Storage, Protomet, and Wayne’s Pest Control.

Drink Cart Sponsors: Dandridge Self Storage, GameTime Sidekicks, Gouffon Moving, Home Choice, North Knoxville BPA, Standard Kitchen and Bath, Pete Michaels Traffic, and Pickering and Allen Orthodontics.

Leaderboard Sponsors: American Church Group, Matthew Best for City Council, Butler & Bailey Market, Shafer Insurance, Pete Cheney/Twin City Nissan, Hank Bertelkamp, Roger Sayers, and Dr. James Williams.

Hole Sponsors: Anderson Crossing Pharmacy, Andrew Roberto for City Council, Broadway Carpets, Chroma Energy Group, Commercial Lighting, Corryton Church, Ink & Oil, Foster Chapel Baptist Church, Graham & Cook Insurance, Matlock Tire Service, Precision Builders, SmartBank, Pete Cheney/Twin City Nissan, Real Estate Luke Kendziorski, Roger Carpenter, and Seiber Restoration.

Thanks also to the following for contributing prizes: Matlock Tire Service, Nothing Too Fancy, Starbucks, Aubrey’s, Three Ridges Golf Course, Top Golf, HoundDogs, Target, Smoothie King, and Chick Fil A.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for all the day’s pictures, courtesy of Jason York.