Former President George W. Bush to speak at Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

Monday, March 5, 2012 10:35 AM
Last updated Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 6:46 PM
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Former President George W. Bush, the honorary chairman of The First Tee initiative, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club.

Former President George W. Bush will speak at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley  Jack Plunkett
Jack Plunkett
Former President George W. Bush will speak at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

According to invitations to the competitor-amateur event sent out last weekend, the 43rd president of the United States is scheduled to speak at Sage Valley in Graniteville on April 18.

The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley debuted last year and was ranked the No. 1 junior golf tournament by Golfweek magazine.

PGA Tour Com­missioner Tim Finchem pre­sented the trophy to winner Nicholas Reach, and an hour-long TV special about the event aired on CBS.

The elite field of 54 contestants was treated to accommodations at the private club and special activities each night of the tournament.

This year’s 54-hole tournament will be April 20-22.

The First Tee is the main beneficiary of the tournament, and last year, $200,000 was split between the Augusta and Aiken chapters of The First Tee.

Bush, who served two terms as president, succeeded his father, former President George H.W. Bush, as honorary chairman of The First Tee.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 03/05/12 - 12:06 pm
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If this is a recent pic he

If this is a recent pic he sure looks younger and more relaxed since he left office.

noils
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noils 03/05/12 - 12:18 pm
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stillamazed - You're kidding

stillamazed -

You're kidding right? Here's a link to a photo of President Bush from November 2008.

http://www.dailyglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/george-w-bush.jpg

It appears to me that the three years Mr. Bush has had to reflect on his time in office have not been kind.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/05/12 - 12:29 pm
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It's hard to feel bad about a

It's hard to feel bad about a presidency when yours is compared to Obama's. There's Jimmy Carter rock bottom and then Obama.

allhans
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allhans 03/05/12 - 03:34 pm
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I miss ole "W". Had a robo

I miss ole "W".

Had a robo call from Barbara Bush today urging votes for Romney.
That is my intention.

specsta
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specsta 03/05/12 - 09:12 pm
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Yet another event I'll be

Yet another event I'll be sure to miss. I think I'm due to clean the toilet that day.

cozzster
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cozzster 03/06/12 - 01:05 am
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You could spread that wealth
Unpublished

You could spread that wealth of cleaining toilets...it was mostly dirty everywhere while I was down there

Retired Army
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Retired Army 03/06/12 - 08:27 am
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Specsta, well, there is the

Specsta, well, there is the booze on Sunday thing.

allhans
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allhans 03/06/12 - 10:06 am
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Some people don't like

Some people don't like youngsters playing golf?

howcanweknow
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howcanweknow 03/06/12 - 01:12 pm
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If the first tee shoot hooks

If the first tee shoot hooks to the left and out of the fairway, I'm sure Bush will be blamed for it -- especially if a Democrat is around.

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