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Winners of the 17th Annual Blueberry Golf Bash
Posted 04 - 15 - 2014

Click for photos by Brandie Cosby. Photo above - Low gross winning team with a score of 57 - Dr. Russell Brewster. Pictured from left are Craig King, Andrew Middlebrook, Ricky Socia and Brewster.

The Nacogdoches County Chamber's annual Blueberry Golf Bash led by co-chairs Trish Holt and Ben Wright made use of  morning and afternoon starting times to accommodate 38 teams in the tournament’s 17th edition on Friday, April 11.

Title sponsor was - Etech.

Finishing with the lowest gross score was Dr. Russell Brewster's team, shooting a 57. Team members included Brewster, Craig King, Andrew Middlebrook and Ricky Socia.

Second low gross was the University Rental team of Jordan Elder, Clayton Woods, Kevin Hopson and Jake Rustin with a score of 59.

Low net winner was Hungry Howie's Pizza #2 team with a net score of 53.6. Team members included Jim Roper, Clayton Woods, Tommy Tatum and Dustin Henson.

Second place low net was the Hungry Howie's Pizza #1 team, scoring 53.7 net. Team members were Aaron Elliott, Jason Dorman, Gabe Lindsay and Jimmy Jeansonne.

Third place low net was the Badders Law Firm team of Brian Stevens, Laurie Stevens, Sammy Duncan and Chad Henderson. They scored 54.9 net.

Fourth place low net was the #1 team of Jeff Kropik, Jim Spitzmiller, Steve Farrar and Jeff Albright scoring 55.1 net.

To commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Chamber golf event, a special prize was given to the Champion Energy team, which finished in 17th place, with a net score of 58.4. Team members were Bradley Reynolds, Bret Arrant, Jason Wilson and Bill Hodges.

Tournament meals were provided by Piney Woods Country Club and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.

PWCC Pro Shop gift certificates were awarded to the top placing teams, and golfers enjoyed other competitions including the Academy Sports & Outdoors Putting Contest, a Curtis & Clark Energy Services $30,000 cash prize Hole-in-One Shootout, a T-REX-S Polaris Ranger prize Hole-in-One contest, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.

Winners of the putting contest were 1st place - Heath Clement, 2nd place - Tom Trimble and 3rd place - Mark Busbee.

Longest Drive men winner was Aaron McGuire. Longest Drive women was Laurie Stevens. Closest to the Pin winner was David Smothers.

Golfers also participated in the PL8 Driving Contest, aiming for the My banner staked on the driving range. Those hitting the banner won a free license plate from

The Blueberry Golf Bash raises funds that the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce uses to provide services to members, newcomers and Nacogdoches visitors.

Sponsors include:

Title sponosor - - Etech

look for the Free PL8 Driving Range Contest!


Hole In One contest sponsors

Curtis & Clark Energy Services

T-REX-S Outdoor Store


Water sponsor

Nacogdoches Medical Center


Goodie Bag sponsor

Heritage Land Bank


Beverage & Snack Cart sponsors

CBH Insurance Agency, Inc.

Heritage Land Bank

Miller's Point


Cap sponsor

Texas Farm Products


Golf Cart sponsor

Cook Tire & Service Center


Birdie sponsors

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Hungry Howie's Pizza


Par sponsors

Allstate - Chris Clark Insurance Co.

Animal Science Products, Inc.

Austin Bank, Texas N.A. - Nacogdoches

Badders & Badders Attorney At Law


Champion Energy

Choice Homecare

Commercial Bank of Texas, N.A.

Curtis & Clark Energy Services

DeWitt Hospitality - dba KFC

Dyer's Liquor Store


GG Distributing, LLC

Handler Insurance

Morgan Insurance


Oncor Electric Delivery

R & K Distributors, Inc.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Russell Brewster, D.D.S.

Senior Care of Stallings Court Nursing & Rehabilitation

The Woods Golf Shop

T-REX-S Outdoor Store

University Rental

W. Albert Weatherly, Attorney

Putting Contest

Academy Outdoors & Sports


Tee Box sponsors

Aflac - Kyle Brasher


Austin Bank, Texas N.A. - Nacogdoches

Axley & Rode, LLP

Bailey McLain Insurance

Barbecue House

Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc. -  Ed Pool

East Texas UroCenter - Sergio G. Moreira, Jr., M.D.

Edward Jones Investments - Gregg Nichols

Excel Car Wash & Quick Lube/Corp. Office

Gound Chevrolet Co.

House Doody

Huntington State Bank

Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful

Manpower Group

MD2 - Kelley Moon, M.D.

Morgan Oil Company

Senior Care of Stallings Court Nursing & Rehabilitation

Xerographix East Texas, Inc.


Meal sponsors

Piney Woods Country Club

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers


Special recognition -

Snacks provided by Robert's Coffee & Vending

Ice provided by Alligator Ice

Soft drinks provided by Nacogdoches Coca-Cola

Litter Free event thanks to Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful

Canopies from University Rental

Additional contributions made by:

SFA Driving Jacks

Xerographix East Texas


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