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North Paulding Football Booster Club organizes inaugural golf tournament
by Ericka Birdsong
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North Paulding High School football head coach Scott Jones hopes this year’s golf tournament will provide funds for the team.
North Paulding High School football head coach Scott Jones hopes this year’s golf tournament will provide funds for the team.
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The North Paulding Touchdown Club was set to host its inaugural golf tournament last weekend to support the high school’s booster club and football program.

The price for the event at Creekside Golf Course in Hiram was $100 per golfer, which included two meals, cart rental and use of the driving range prior to the tournament.

One of the individuals responsible for this event was football Head Coach Scott Jones.

“The football booster club board and I discussed it, a committee was formed and it just went from there,” Jones said.

While golf can be a highly technical sport and takes time to master, Jones made a point to market the event as one that was not solely for the experienced golfer.

“We can have players and nonplayers participate,” he said. “We want the businesses, parents, and players, not just golfers.”

Jones said this is not the first golf tournament he helped organize. He hosted 15 others, one a year when he coached at South Cobb High School from 1995 to 2000 and at Kennesaw Mountain High School from 2000 to 2010.

“My take on community and fundraising is not just to promote a two-way street between the community and vendors, but to provide social events for camaraderie and networking. I want to make it more personal and create an atmosphere of fun,” Jones said.

Jones explained the event was intended to involve more than just golf, including offering breakfast and a raffle.

He also explained why he chose a golf tournament rather than any other sport for his social event.

“It’s just a great way to give back. I could do any other event, but I’ve gotten successful with golf and it’s a good sport for the corporate market,” Jones said.

Jones said players on the Wolfpack football team were asked to help set up and serve breakfast, take drinks to the golfers and help out those in attendance in any way they could to provide an enjoyable experience.
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