The Ayers-Beck tournament started around 11 a.m. with early check-in occurring from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Guides assisted all players with parking, bag drop offs, cart pick ups, and registration.
“We have Mr. Falcon himself, Tommy Nobis here,” said Ayers. “He was the first pick in the draft by the Atlanta Falcons in 1966 and went to five pro bowls during his career. He is a great person and it’s great to have him here.”
Nobis, who has been tied to the Falcons organization as a player and front office staffer for over 35 years, has made several appearances at the Ayers-Beck tournament.
During the day-long event a silent auction was held as well as prizes such as par three competitions, door prizes, and closest to the pin contests.
All hole in one competitions on all par threes were sponsored by Cedartown Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac.
All closest to the pin events on all par threes gold coins were compliments of Reece Barrett.
The 2004 Honorary Celebrity Chairs of the Ayers-Beck tournament are Miles Gammage and Reece Barrett.
The Ayers-Beck golf tournament is held annually to raise money for Polk County charities. Last year the tournament raised $31,000.
“The money raised today goes toward charities in Polk County,” added Ayers. “The Polk County Community Foundation, Inc. is the official name of the charity, but we will make sure the money reaches any needy charity in Polk County.”
The Ayers-Beck tournament committee would like to thank the following corporate sponsors: Waste Connection, Inc. of Georgia; The Kroger Company; First National Bank of Polk County; Wendell Couch, Spalding Sporting Good.
Cedartown Chevrolet, Buick Pontiac; Johnson Printing Company; Reece Barrett; McBrayer Furniture; Cohutta Water; Coca Cola of Rome; Simpson Grocery; and Wallace BBQ.