Bruins backers help 12th Man Club
Loudermilk golf tourney raises funds for football, cheerleading
By ANDREW SKWARA
For Brentwood Home Page
A group of nearly 100 men and women participated in the 4th annual Bob Loudermilk Memorial Golf Classic at the Brentwood Country Club on Monday, raising thousands of dollars for Brentwood High School's 12th Man Club.
The 12th Man Club handles the funding for the Bruins football and cheerleading teams.
“We had a great turnout and a great day,” event organizer Dana Marcille said. “We had some really great sponsors, a handful of alumni, former players and graduates show up and were really able to raise some substantial money. We are so grateful for the support from the community. A lot of people have reached out and made a big difference.
“We’re hoping for an even bigger turnout next year. We’re going to have a sponsor-a-golfer program for those that don’t want to play but can still contribute.”
The foursome of John Markham, Russ Crockett, Brett Arsta and Bill Wehby took home first place with a combined 54 on the par-71 layout in a captains’ choice format.
Two groups finished just one shot back as Bob Bicsak, Andy Hieman, Justin Meyer and Frank Williams took second in a scorecard playoff over Robert Loudermilk, Trent Johnson, Jeff Hooper and Mark Waring.
John Badgett, Troy Haydel and Neil Johnson won a scorecard playoff with a 63 to earn middle place honors.
The closest-to-the-pin winners were Mark Bailey (2nd hole), Jason Jarrett (4th), Bill Wehby (6th), Brett Kennedy (11th), Mark Wairen (13th) and Kent Jones (16th).
New Brentwood head football coach Mark Pemberton and BHS principal Kevin Keidel were among those in attendance along with the entire Bruins cheerleading squad, who helped to serve breakfast.
The Brentwood area Chick-Fil-A, Moe’s, Uncle's Barber Shop and Tennessee Valley Pecan Co. were among the corporate sponsors.
Marcille said the event wouldn’t have been possible without the involvement of the Loudermilk family, especially Robert and Beth Loudermlik; head PGA pro Johnny Bridgeman; and the golf staff at Brentwood Country Club.
“Robert is a real active participant and had a lot to do with bringing in many of the sponsors,” she said.