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Honoring its past

SKCC Notebook: Tournament officials honor four past chairmen for long-term service with “Chairman Emeritus” titles

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today
As the Sunny King Charity Classic looks towards its future, it first recognized a big part of its storied past.
During Thursday night’s pre-tournament VIP reception organizers honored four of their longest tenured leaders with the title “Chairman Emeritus.” 
The tournament bestowed the honor on former chairmen Franz Cobb and David Brown and most recent chairmen Hank Smith and Jason Alderman.
Cobb and Brown were the front men for the tournament for nearly 30 years, while Smith and Alderman kept their vision alive in the years that followed their retirements.
Smith and Alderman plan to still be around, but in support roles as a new generation of leadership that started with Brett Key this year takes the reins. Officials hope to announce next year’s chairman during Sunday’s post-round presentations.
“It’s been an honor to work for the organization for 20 years and the Good Lord willing I’ll still work for it 20 years more if they’ll have me,” Smith said. “The old guard’s not going anywhere, but we’re actively replacing ourselves. We’re replacing ourselves, but not leaving.”
“It’s like the distinguished senator,” Alderman said of the title. “We’ll still be involved and provide a steady head, not so much on the day-to-day decisions, just kind of a resource.”
WEATHER, IT MATTERS: Organizers will be keeping an eye on the skies this weekend and cross their fingers Tropical Storm Barry has as little impact on the tournament as possible. Several contingencies have been discussed if the storm interrupts play, among them basing scores of any shortened rounds on the last number of holes everyone has completed regardless of which side of the golf course they started.
“The good news is it’s tracking to the west so we’re hoping it continues on that way and maybe give us a break,” Smith said. “We’re just going to see what happens. We’ll play as much as we can as long as conditions are safe to play in. This is something that can’t be perfect. All we can do is the best we can.”
TAKING FLIGHT: Tournament officials re-confirmed they would be re-flighting the field during the event but declined to say after which round it would occur. They added, however, if the weather becomes a factor they may not re-flight at all.
OVERFLOW FIELD: Before any ball is struck and any re-flighting is done, there are 36 teams listed in the Championship flights (Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition). The remaining splits of the 211-team field are as follows: 27 in the Acura MDX first flight, 30 in Honda Pilot, 34 in Toyota Tacoma, 24 in Honda Passport, 34 in Toyota Avalon and 26 in Honda Accord.
TAKE YOUR PICK: In addition to the drop-zone premium, each course is offering a two-pin option on one of its greens. They are No. 10 at Anniston CC, No. 18 at Cider Ridge and No. 5 Mindbreaker at Silver Lakes. Players have the option of choosing either hole.
The drop-zones are on No. 15 at ACC, No. 16 at Cider Ridge and No. 7 Heartbreaker at Silver Lakes. For a $20 donation, teams can bypass the tee and go directly to the drop area, where they will be laying 1.
JUST A REMINDER: In an effort to promote pace of play, players are encouraged to pick up after net bogey.

(Best ball format/full handicap)
7:30 AM — Al Muskewitz-Grady Sapp, Mike Shook-Nick Pope
7:40 AM — Brian Howell-Ken Howell, Danny Smith-Brad Williams
7:50 AM — Ty Johnson-Keith Howell, Nick Jenkins-Denny Besser
8:00 AM — Chad Young-Rob Jones, Rod Harris-Jerry Schreiner
8:10 AM — Greg Smith-Greg Stroud, Steve Johnson-Andy Carden
8:20 AM — Tommy Stevens, Jr.-Tommy Stevens, Sr., Daily Thomas-Rus Harper
8:30 AM — Jordan Evans-Tim Evans, Terry Reese-Antonio Langham
8:40 AM — Michael Herndon-Tim Coffey, Dr. Ron Wheeler-Steve Taylor
8:50 AM — Jason Copus-Arlin McCauley, Jeff Hansek-Scott Knighton
9:00 AM — Christopher Messer-Brandon Ray, Chuck Morris-Andrew Morris
9:10 AM — Cal Newman-Kevin Gibson, Will Coker-Tripp Johnson
9:20 AM — Dustin Wilkins-Cale Wright, Jeff Watkins-Mike Sims
9:30 AM — Brandon Whitman-Chris Baker, John McKenzie-Rick Dickson
9:40 AM — Brad Flack-Seth Williams, Jon Clements-Josh Hoyle
9:50 AM — Craig Dunn-Jeff Williams, Brad Thelen-Kent Crouch
10:00 AM — Nate Pearce-Chad Moore, Al Johnson-Tyler Teneyck
10:10 AM — Kyle Turner-Justin Foster, Duke Lindsay-Chris New
10:20 AM — Josh Reynolds-Bart Smith, Morgan Cunningham-Kevin Third
10:30 AM — Ted Gregerson-Aaron Gregerson, Todd Good-Bill Osborne
10:40 AM — Terry Cobb-Michael Ray, Adam Johnson-Brad Angel
10:50 AM — Randy Liles-Tom Liles, Connor Giesie-Kai Martin
11:00 AM — Taylor Williams-Michael Darden, Josh Petty-Blake Lowry
11:10 AM — Josh Gardner-Alan Mange, Clay Jones-Danny Owens
11:20 AM — Trae Williams-Matthew Peters, Robert Daniel-Myrick Morriss
11:30 AM — Tommy Woodward-Trey Pilkington, Danny Shears-Jarred Waits
11:40 AM — Daryl Thomas-Grant Gilmer, Brandon Cassady-Dan Pfaff
11:50 AM — Joel Brown-David Brown, Derek Raulerson-Jeff Shelton
NOON — Mark Spurlock-Craig Graves, Cal Lambert-Craig Gardner
12:10 PM — Chris Monroe-CJ Burdette, JT Wright-Evan Jackson
12:20 PM — Jonathan Chandler-Daniel Crumley, Lamar Carter-Bruce Collins
12:30 PM — Jason Payne-Tyler Rich, Jimmy Ray-Bobby Graham
12:40 PM — Chad Watson-Josh Gaines, Michael Downey-Haden Downey
12:50 PM — Austin Burnham-Randy Burnham, Graham Morrow-Caleb Morrow
1:00 PM — Tim Steward-Dennis Austin, Cody Grammer-Chris Bruce
1:10 PM — Conway Shirey-Roger Shirey, Jason Black-Tracy Smith
(Scamble format/partial handicap)
7:30 AM — Brian Clifton-David McFarland, Wayne Tillman-Billy Grizzard 
7:40 AM — Andy McQuagge-Jay Williamson, Don Whitlow-Mike Whitlow 
7:50 AM — Sean Perry-Evan Rogers, Allen Varner-Allen Stokes 
8:00 AM — Johnathan Whitlow-Daniel Jackson, Allen Mitchell-Dale Castleberry 
8:10 AM — Jeff Barnwell-TJ McGatha, Jamie Lewis-Levi Lewis 
8:20 AM — Steve Harris-Jonathan Everly, Craig Kiker-Ben Phillips 
8:30 AM — Steven Floyd-Mason Floyd, Steve Gendron-Mark Sanders 
8:40 AM — Matt Kenneway-James Penland, James Lett-Daniel Simmons 
11:30 AM — Landon Holley-Lee Edge, Nicklaus Ledbetter-Mike Ledbetter 
11:40 AM — Eric Williams-Jonathan Mosley, Josh Wright-Jeremy Wright 
11:50 AM — Nic Stephens-Chris Law, Carter Gable-John Roe 
NOON — Cory McGuffie-Matt Sweatman Justin Brown-Jeremy Waters 
12:10 PM — Jake Durham-Jonathan Roberts, Brandon Slick-Jim Slick 
12:20 PM — Bill Fobbus-Jerry Mills, Mike Jones-Trey Stone 
12:30 PM — Blake Drummond-Frank Wyville, Tim Arnold-Dan Kestermann 
12:40 PM — Houston Black-Adam Benefiel, Bryan Lipham-Pete Mackey 
12:50 PM — Tim Kurecka-Chad Cabeen, Thomas Clutter-David Martin 
1:00 PM — Micah Dorroh-Josh Ray, Mark Cotton-Bubba Willingham
1:10 PM — Eric Land-Wayne Reid 
7:31 AM — Pete Morrison-Patrick Adams, Chris Loveless-Donnie Willingham
7:41 AM — Bobby Yarbrough-Jeremy Wolf, Santi Hechart-Jackson Veasey 
7:51 AM — Mike Roberts-Jonathan Jones, Don Hill-Sean Hayes
8:01 AM — Andy Jenkins-Mark Gaines, Nathan Franklin-Trenton Ray 
8:11 AM — David Holt-Shannon Russell, Alan Mangum-Gene Hicks 
8:21 AM — Will Johnson-Nate Parker, Greg Harrelson-Ladon Rogers 
8:31 AM — Joey Thompson-Matt Brown, Andy Moore-Will Hollingsworth 
11:31 AM — Chris Martin-Mitch Mittelmark, Ricardo Medina-Howard Munger 
11:41 AM — Kyle Price-Derrick Kirby, Doug White-Diana White 
11:51 AM — Brandon Davis-Lance Brown, Greg Thrower-Joshua Johnsey 
12:01 PM — Nathan Williams-Daniel Ricks, Matthew Hartegen-Tommy Snyder 
12:11 PM — Hunter Newton-Johnathan Butler, Terry Sumner-David Daugherty 
12:21 PM — Kenton Sprayberry-Tiffany Sprayberry, Morgan Mayfield-Olivia Parsons 
12:31 PM — Zack Poss-Clark Jinks, Dale Findley-Zachary Moody 
12:41 PM — Larry Reaves-Noel Johnson, Brady Carter-Brady Shelton 
12:51 PM — Creston Davis-Brandon Butler, Mack Huckaby-Keith Bentley 
1:01 PM — Eric Ray-Michael Green, Don Killingsworth-David Lyon  
(Scramble format/no handicap)
7:00 AM — Jeremy McGatha-Brennan Clay, Matt Rogers-Andrew Brooks
7:10 AM — Cory Etter-Caleb Bowen, Tee Brown-Lenn Coffey
7:20 AM — Kenny Fulmer-Tim Fulmer, Aaron Jackson-Joseph Hedgepeth
7:30 AM — Randy Reaves-Will Reaves, Chris Maye-Kenneth Patterson
7:40 AM — Billy Thompson-Steve Akers, Will Brown-Chad Robinson
7:50 AM — Cain Hollingsworth-Taylor O’Connor, Ted Towns-Drue Snow
8:00 AM — Tyler Dopson-Josh Hicks, Nick Pollard-Ryan Pollard
8:10 AM — Rob Riddle-Chris Siverson, Boe Sheeley-Steve Huber
8:20 AM — Jacob Harper-Jacob LeCroy, Adrian Geeting-Benji Turley
11:30 AM — Jason Alderman-Christopher Alderman Matt Hunter-Brett Key
11:40 AM — Wes Couch-Matt Clonts, Daniel Guthrie-Daniel Clonts
11:50 AM — Michael Lewis-Michael, Lee Ryan Howard-Richard Poole
NOON — Tyler Romine-Jason Romine, Chase Hollingsworth-Tanner Wells
12:10 PM — Kory Oliver-Kody Olive, Dalton Chandler-Ott Chandler
12:20 PM — Jack Billups-Charlie Smith, Harrison Hughston-Mike Hughston
12:30 PM — Patrick Cushman-Hank Smith, Rob Svensen-Bill Wakefield
12:40 PM — Christopher Hubbard-Nick Hubbard, Landon Straub-Jason Johnson
12:50 PM — Josh Leow-Scott Jackson, Logan Archer-Randy Archer
1:00 PM — Jackson King-Tyler Huckaby, Matthew Overton-Marshall Ghee
7:01 AM — Clay Calkins-George Calkins, Richard Gibson-Richard Gibson Jr.
7:11 AM — Blake Mozley-Clint Compton, Nathan Russell-Doug Gardner
7:21 AM — Timmy Woodard-Chase Thomas, Ryan Huff-John Lindsay
7:31 AM — Frank Brady-Landon Winfrey, Cameron McCareeth-John Grubbs
7:41 AM — Tony Hicks-Josh Poole, Cody Robinson-Barrett Waters
7:51 AM — Shane Lilly-Dallas Dunn, Jared Cook-Jake Brown
8:01 AM — Jake Munroe-Cal Munroe, Lance Evans-Chandler Wilborn
8:11 AM — Charlie Robinson-Chase Robinson, Jeff Bain-Daniel Black
11:31 AM — Warren Askew-Will Broome, Grant Jackson-Jackson Bonner
11:41 AM — Kevin Daughtery-Brian Woodfin, Garrett Burgess-Cypress Hathorn
11:51 AM — Josh Ashley-Alan Smedley, Gary Wigington-Ty Cole
12:01 PM — Derek Sewell-Matt Miller, Scott Shultz-Greg Shultz
12:11 PM — Scott Martin-Brett Rothwell, Bobby Dillon-Rusty Whitlow
12:21 PM — Rob Davie-Jake Goggans, Michael Bell-Andrew Tyson
12:31 PM — Jeff Borrelli-Keaton Borrelli, Ross Svensen-Jack Svensen
12:41 PM — Blake Boozer-Phil Boozer Tyler Putnam-Mike Putnam

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