Greystone to host 12th annual Bradley Johnson Memorial March 12-13

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor

HOOVER – The 12th Annual Bradley Johnson Memorial will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 12-13 at Greystone Founders Course.

The tournament will kick off on March 12th with a noon shotgun start and play will be followed by the “Bradley” banquet which will be held in the Founder’s Clubhouse.

Tuesday play will begin with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start and will determine a champion.

The tournament will feature 15 of the state’s strongest high school golf teams, all of which will be competing for the coveted title in what has become one of the premiere high school golf tournaments in the state each year.

Hosted by the Bradley Johnson Memorial Foundation and Spain Park boys golf team, the tournament will feature local teams such as Mountain Brook, Briarwood, Vestavia, and Homewood.

Also playing will be Houston Academy, UMS-Wright, Spanish Fort, St. Paul’s, Muscle Shoals, McGill-Toolen, Fairhope, White Plains and Providence Christian.

The guest speaker at Tuesday night’s dinner will be renowned PGA Instructor Hank Johnson, who is not only one of the biggest golf names in the state, but one of the best instructors in the world.

Alix Whitaker will also be a guest speaker at the banquet dinner. Whitaker was a close friend of Bradley Johnson.

For those unfamiliar with the story, Johnson, who was a top junior golfer in the country, passed away in a tragic auto accident in 2006.

Brad and Shari Johnson immediately set up the foundation to honor his name through the game of golf. They also have a son, Michael Johns, who is currently a member of the Web.com Tour and looking to earn his PGA Tour Card.

For more information, visit the Bradley Johnson Memorial Foundation website at bjmf.org.