2024 Golf Classic Showcases New Simulator and Golf Team

Posted May 7, 2024 / Last updated May 10, 2024

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The 2024 Jesuit Golf Classic attracted over 200 golfers for an exceptional day of play on Friday, April 12, at Bayou Oaks in City Park. The event was proudly presented by First Horizon, represented by Karl Hoefer ’76, and Marsh McLennan Agency, represented by Clint Romig ’94 and Tommy McMahon ’83.

Prizes were awarded for the best-dressed foursome Ray Garafalo, Sean McKay ’08, Stephen Maffei ’08, and Preston Hymel ’08. This year, the event featured several engaging activities, including an opportunity for participants to launch their golf balls with a cannon on the green and a chance to meet members of the Jesuit golf team. The Blue Jay golfers were stationed near the 9th hole, where they demonstrated part of Jesuit’s new state-of-the-art golf simulator. Alumni enjoyed taking swings and receiving feedback from up-and-coming young golfers.

Foursomes enjoyed breakfast, jambalaya, and various tastings along the course provided by Acme Oyster House, Chateau Cafe, Drago’s, Central City BBQ, Clancy’s, Juniors on Harrison, Mr. Mudbug, Porter & Luke, and Sports Beat.


George Bartlett ’02, George Bartlett Sr. ’72, Tom Bartlett ’89, and Svend Jensen ’72 won the morning session with a score of 14-under par. Second place in the morning went to the foursome of Fr. John Polce, S.J., Nick Blair, S.J., Tripp Roy ’06, Jake Kuebel ’18, who struck the morning’s longest drive, at 10-under par. Tucker Hemperley ’13, James Kock ’13, Philip Coote, Tim Finn ’77 took third with 6-under par.

Connor Prouet ’17 won the closest-to-the-pin contest.


Four Blue Jays Keith Jenkins ’99, Chris Sullivan ’99, Bill Guider ’99, and Mike Rodrigue, Jr. ’99, winner for the afternoon’s longest drive, won the afternoon round with a score of 17-under par. Mark Madden ’05, Michael Morse ’05, Nick Gambino ’05, and Johnny Cerniglia ’05 finished second in the afternoon with 10-under par. Third place went to Bill Hare ’90, Gerard Schmitz, Patrick Johnson ’92, and Jim McCormick ’86 with 5-under par.

Marc Bonifacic ’92 took home the closest-to-the-pin prize.


The afternoon foursome from the Class of 1999 — Keith Jenkins, Chris Sullivan, Bill Guider, and Mike Rodrigue— won the coveted Class Cup, which is awarded to the foursome consisting of Blue Jays from the same class with the lowest score of the day.


Jesuit thanks to committee members Krista Roeling (lead coordinator), D.J. Galiano ’07 (operations), Anne Barnes (volunteers), Cherie Turk-Adler and Mike Rodrigue ’71 (restaurants), Mike Lavie ’80 (pre-tournament meal), Bill Poynot (post tournament jambalaya), Clint Romig ’94, (presenting sponsor), Trey Fury ’02 and Bill Hare ’90 (prizes). A final thanks goes out to the staff at Bayou Oaks, and to our many volunteers, for their outstanding work in coordinating this year’s event.

The Jesuit golf team has acquired a new golf simulator. The team is still in need of the remaining accessories – including a projector and screen to complete the project. If you would like to help support today’s Blue Jay golfers, please contact Krista Roeling.