The Five Star Celebrity Classic was started in 1989, by Jaime Kaplan, 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-three years, this event has netted over $11,000,000 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 19 & 20, 2022.
The event kicks off with a clay shoot on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Meadows Gun Club at 9:00 am.
Tuesday, September 20, at 12 noon is the shotgun start for the golf tournament, to be held at three courses: Idle Hour Club, The Brickyard and River Forest. An awards party will follow at each golf course. The format is 4 man scramble.
Golf Tournament details:
Idle Hour Club,
The Brickyard & River Forest
Tuesday, September 20
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
Gross & Net, 1st - 4th
Closest to the Pin
Win a Five Star vehicle for a hole-in-one on #18 at Idle Hour, #5 at The Brickyard, and #7 at River Forest!
Clay Tournament Details:
Meadows Gun Club
Monday, September 19
Registration 8:00 a.m.
Start 9:00 a.m.
Lunch following shoot for all participants
1st & 2nd Place Team