METAIRIE, La. – The defending champions, which was led by Shell Landing Golf Club’s General Manager Kenny Hughes, are taking home this year’s trophy. One hundred and two players competed for the title at the Section’s last tournament of the season hosted by Carter Plantation Golf Club on December 7, 2015.
Hughes’ victorious team consisted of Jerry Covich, PGA head professional at Hickory Hill Country Club, David Lee, PGA, Russ Bloom, PGA general manager at The Oaks Golf Club, Kyle Ramey of Windance Country Club and Marshall Saxon, PGA. The team combined for a steady stream of birdies highlighted by a hole in one by Ramey on the last to win by one shot (-20)!
Each year, the players line up for fried turkey, oysters, fried fish and shrimp and jambalaya. Hosted by Mickey Bradley & Joel Simpson along with the rest of the Kooking Krewe.
This annual 18-hole event is played in a scramble format with teams consisting of six professionals. The tournament is named after the late Oliver Counce who served as the Gulf States PGA Section’s first executive director. Counce passed away in 2004.
The Gulf States Section PGA would like to thank longtime event sponsors Ben Nelson, Benji Nelson, Russ Pitts and Seth King of Ben Nelson Golf & Utility Vehicles and E-Z-GO, as well as Clay Bell of Ahead Golf and Josh Lampley of Tournament Solutions, for their support and sponsorship of this great event. In addition, the Section thanks Cater Plantation Golf Club PGA Professionals Bill & Andre Caldwell and Jeff Trecost for hosting this year’s tournament. We also thank Mickey Bradley & the Kooking Krewe for catering the event.