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About Us

The Five Star Celebrity Classic was started in 1989, by Jaime Kaplan, a former professional tennis player, as a 3-day tennis pro-celebrity tournament.

While on the WTA Tour, Jaime met several actors and pro athletes who said they were interested in participating in this event to benefit select charities. Names like Franco Harris, Hank Aaron, Tony O’ Dell, Shirley Hemphill, Lyle Waggoner, and many more participated that first year and helped raise $23,000.

In 1991, Five Star Mazda came aboard and the Five Star Mazda Celebrity Classic was born. When golf was added in 1992, Macon native Kevin Brown started playing in the tournament. As his career blossomed, his involvement in the event did as well. After a few years, his name was added to the event.

In 2015, Macon native and PGA Pro Russell Henley joined the tournament and a third golf course was added to accommodate the growing event.

In thirty-four years, this event has netted over $12,600,000 for charities in middle Georgia.

The Five Star Kevin Brown Russell Henley Celebrity Classic is an event that raises money for the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia, Macon Volunteer Clinic as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This year's event is September 18th & 19th, 2023.

The event kicks off with a clay shoot on Monday, September 18th, 2023, at Meadows Gun Club at 9:00 am.

Tuesday, September 19th, at 12 noon is the start for the golf tournament, to be held at three courses:  River North, The Brickyard, The Landings & River Forest. An awards party will follow at each golf course. The format is 4 man scramble.

Golf Tournament details:
River North, The Brickyard, The Landings & River Forest
Tuesday, September 19th
Registration: 10:00—11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30—11:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 12:00 p.m.
Awards Party : 5:00 p.m.
Format: 4 Man Scramble

Golf Prizes:
Gross & Net, 1st - 4th
Long Drive
Closest to the Pin
Win a Five Star vehicle for a hole-in-one on #12 at River North and #5 at The Brickyard and #7 at River Forest!

Clay Tournament Details:
Meadows Gun Club
Monday, September 18th
Registration 8:00 a.m.
Start 9:00 a.m.
Lunch following shoot for all participants

Clay Prizes:
High Individual
1st & 2nd Place Team


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