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Sixth-graders shine in classroom and on golf course
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Sixth-graders shine in classroom and on golf course
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The first Loudmouth Golf Tournament was held Thursday at the Beeville Country Club. The four top math students in John Johnson’s class were invited to play with and against the CEO of Loudmouth Golf.

John Johnson, math instructor at Moreno Middle School, said it was a huge success. His plans are to make it bigger and better each year.

“I’m always happily surprised when Loudmouth makes a difference in some new arena and given that my degree is in electrical engineering, I’m thrilled that Loudmouth has been able to support and add some value to John Johnson and his Moreno Middle School math program,” said Loudmouth CEO Larry Jackson.

Winning first place in the tournament were Jackson and his partner Roslyn Holland with a score of 38 over the nine-hole event. Holland also received trophies for longest putt and closest chip.

Coming in second were the team of Johnson and his partner Ana Casas with a score of 39. Casas also won trophies for longest drive, for chipping and putting. Third place went to Mitch Luna and Abigail Traylor with a score of 40 and fourth place went to Hank Looney and Christina Perez with a score of 46.

The tournament was the finale in a year of academic competition for the sixth-grade students. They continued to move up, depending on the grades/point system used by Johnson, and were rewarded each six weeks for their grades. The final grades put these four in the end of year tournament.

The event began at 4 p.m. with County Commissioner Dennis DeWitt reading the proclamation that proclaimed May 19 as Loudmouth Golf Day in Beeville.

This proclamation was the icing on the cake for Johnson’s students. This has been a major deal all year for his students and to get an official announcement proclaiming Loudmouth Golf Day really makes it tremendous, according to the class.

All of his students have worked hard for all their rewards and these four girls did great and had a fantastic time on the course; even the heat showers did not stop them from playing. The girls each received bags full of gifts from Golf Galaxy, Ping Golf and Loudmouth Golf.

The tournament had about 20 spectators who followed the four teams. After the tournament, all four teams were guests at the Casas house for dinner and the presentation of awards.

The tournament was successful with the help of Golf Galaxy, Ping Golf, club pro Ken Wilson, Loudmouth Golf and its CEO, Jackson.

“It was really fun for me to be at the golf tournament and meet everyone in person for the first time, especially the winning girls from the class. They were all great fun and each of their golf games improved through the entire golf round,” Jackson said.

In keeping with the math theme, Jackson mentioned that his favorite question of the day from the competitors was, “You run a fun clothing company; what can I do to be successful in business someday?”

His answer, “Keep learning your math. That answer is a tap-in ‘gimme’.”
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