The Museum of Aviation Foundation is gearing up for its 25th Annual Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament to be held September 18-19 at Houston Lake Country Club, Perry, Georgia. Last year’s event was a great success and Foundation officials are looking forward to another grand event started by former Senator Sam Nunn who still serves as Honorary National Chairman. To date, the tournaments have raised over $5 million to help build and develop the second largest aviation museum in the U.S. Air Force. United States Senator Saxby Chambliss will again serve as the Honorary Chairman of this year's tournament with Honorary Co-Chairmen Senator Johnny Isakson and United States Congressman Austin Scott and Tournament Chairman Eddie Wiggins.
The two-day tournament is the largest golf outing in Middle Georgia and is made up of three separate rounds with separate prizes for each round. Foursomes will compete in a “scramble” handicapped format. Tee times are noon on Thursday and 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Golfers receive a commemorative golf shirt, a Thursday night traditional “Plantation Supper” (Century of Flight, Museum of Aviation), breakfast and luncheon buffets. Friday evenings awards dinner will be at Houston Lake Country Club.
Over 60 businesses and individuals annually sign up as sponsors for this large annual Museum of Aviation Foundation fundraiser. “The overwhelming support for this tournament from all over America is outstanding,” said Pat Bartness, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation. “These efforts assure that the Museum of Aviation will continue to be one of the best aviation Museums in America to honor the men and women of our armed forces.”