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 with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. 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 raised more than $26,000 for the programs and services that YOKE provides at 31 middle schools in 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, golfers were welcomed back to the clubhouse with lunch from Smashmouth Barbecue, courtesy of our sponsors His Security. If you missed them at the golf tournament, don’t worry. You can catch them most anytime at their location on Oak Ridge Highway.

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, Wayne’s Pest Control, Protomet, and Foster Chapel Baptist Church.

Drink Cart Sponsors: Dandridge Self Storage, Gouffon Moving, North Knoxville BPA, Standard Kitchen and Bath, Pickering and Allen Orthodontics, and Corryton Church.

Leaderboard Sponsors: American Church Group, Butler & Bailey Market, Shafer Insurance, Pete Cheney/Twin City Nissan, Sam & Andy’s, Pete Michaels Traffic, Hank Bertelkamp, and Roger Sayers.

Hole Sponsors: Broadway Carpets, Commercial Lighting, Graham & Cook Insurance, Matlock Tire Service, Precision Builders, Lauren Rider for City Council, SmartBank, Pete Cheney/Twin City Nissan, Commercial Bank, and Roger Carpenter.

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