Ford Member Gene Sauers won the U.S. Senior Open at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.
Gene finished with three straight pars to go from a one-shot deficit to a one-shot victory over Miguel Angel Jimenez and Billy Mayfair. He shot a one-under par 69 in a final round pushed by inclement weather to a Monday finish and completed 72 holes in three-under par 277.
The Ford Plantation played host to a hugely successful Georgia Open from Thursday, August 4–Sunday, August 7. The Georgia PGA, the participants and the membership enjoyed four days of exceptional golf. The entire community was showcased and everyone who participated could not stop gushing about the beauty of The Ford Plantation.
From the time golfers arrived to the time they left, and everything in between, the experience of our guests this week was outstanding. Our guests were absolutely blown away by our professional staff and outstanding facilities. (Photo, from left: Nelson Caron, Low Amateur Mallonee, Ryan Skipton, Kyle Johnson, and Champion Tuten.)
The Ford Plantation community showed the rest of Georgia what we already knew: The Ford Plantation is a very special place.
Former Armstrong State All-American golfer Shad Tuten of Savannah fired a closing round of 3-under par 69 to capture the 63rd Georgia Open.
The annual Ford Plantation “Silva Dolla” Tarpon Tournament started off with a bang! Five teams competed to be crowned kings of the tourney. The weather was amazing and the fish were abundant. Every boat saw hundreds of tarpon during the two day event. This was the most tarpon seen in a tournament in a decade. The problem was getting them to bite. Two fish were hooked and lost on day one. Three big bull redfish were caught during the tourney and a couple of big jack crevasse. Day two started with the Deep Sea Divas getting on the board first. The ladies hooked into a 60–pound silver king and were able to grab the leader very quickly to make it an official catch. There would be one more fish hooked up but not landed. As the clock struck 3:00 p.m. on the second day, the Divas’ caught fish would make them the 2016 Ford Plantation “Silva Dolla” Champions! Congratulations Deep Sea Divas (in photo, from left): Jennie Hedger, Peggy Gillenwater, Heather Hamilton, Kristen Bernstein, and their captain Tim Barrett! Way to go!