CSU Sports Talk, Take Two, Derek Bailey

This week on CSU sports Talk we had a couple of different segments, we had Dean Sando , men’s basketball assistant coach, and a member from CSU stacked Golf Team, and when I say Stacked I mean stacked!!

CSU Golf

CSU Golf

The Golf team, much like baseball and tennis teams are off to a sizzling hot start and are a team you should most definitely keep your eye on in the future!!


After having Matt Gay do a special interview with the Golf Team, I got to do what I do best, sit down and talk basketball with Men’s basketball assistant coach, Dean Sando. It was great having played for Sando as a player and now getting to interview him about the culture of Columbus State and where its heading in the future it kind of put a certain warmth in my heart to see some one who cares about players and the program as much as I do.

Coach Sando

Coach Sando


I know the semester is coming to an end guys but please stay tuned cause we still have more to come!!


Golf Extravaganza- Symone Grady- The Chamber

Last week I was assigned with the task of creating a save the date flyer  to promote the upcoming Golf Extravaganza hosted by the  Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. This event will take place in May this year, and has become an annual event that members and partners of the Chamber look forward to.  This event is a wonderful networking opportunity for employers and employees in the community. Instead of simply creating a flyer for this event. My supervisor and I thought that it would be a great idea to create a memorable slideshow. 

My supervisor showed me a slide show that was created to promote the 2013 golf extravaganza as a reference. She then provided me with all of the pictures taken from last year’s event that was to be used in a new slide show. Ultimately, it became my job to create an appealing slideshow to highlight moments in last year’s event and to get members to attend this year.
Before working on this project, I immediately thought of principles that I learned from my interactive media production class. I wanted to be sure to communicate the desired message, make the slideshow interesting and fun, while also providing essential details. 

The message that I wanted to communicate to viewers was that the golf extravaganza is a  fun and exciting event that should not be missed. With this in mind, I incorporated a lot of pictures of people engaged and having a good time. I also incorporated bright colors. 

I knew right away that the most difficult part of this project would be making a slideshow of pictures entertaining and engaging. People generally have short attention spans and do not want to watch a scroll of pictures play out before them. So, I decided to add in a few exciting graphics and incorporated text throughout the show in an attempt to hold the viewer’s attention. I also added upbeat music to make the slideshow come alive. Another concern was length.  I wanted to be sure that this slideshow is as short as possible. With all of the pictures that I was given, the slideshow lasted 30+ minutes. I knew right away that I would have to eliminate show pictures from the slide show and shorten the amount of time that a particular picture was presented. Miraculously, I was able to get the slideshow down to a little over 7 minutes. The finished product turned out to be a great representation of the Golf Extravaganza that viewer’s will enjoy. 


Jennifer Therrien – Military Appreciation Golf Tournament

Ranger Joe's Open

WOW! This was an exciting week at the Chamber. On Friday October 18th, I attended my first Golf Tournament. It was exciting to be out of the office and experiencing something different and fun at the same time. Before the Golf Tournament the week before was spent preparing for the tournament and getting things ready. One of my tasks included creating cart signs and ordering signs for each hole and creating the program. I got to communicate with Sunshine Banners when creating the signs.

There were several different sponsors for this event. The Title Sponsor was Ranger Joe’s and they helped make a huge part of this event a success. Other sponsors included Carl Gregory, Clear Channel, Masterbuilt, Snyder’s Lance and much more!

I was a little worried about rain appearing at the Golf Tournament but it didn’t. Friday morning started off really early, arriving at Ft. Benning at 8am . Amy and I started the day by putting together signs that would be placed on the holes. Next, we drove to each hole and placed each sign. It was fun to be able to ride the golf cart and see the entire golf course. After placing all the signs in their correct location we then begin to help make sure all of the coolers were set and ready to be distributed.

Next on my list was to place the cart signs on the correct cart and distribute flyers and goody bags to each cart. At first Dana and I made a mistake and took off signs that were not supposed to be taken off! I ended up having to dig some signs out of the trash. Not fun at all!!

Around 11 o’ clock people started arriving. My next duty was to sell mulligans for each of the golfers after they registered. The mulligans were $10 a piece and most people would buy several for their teammates.

At 12 o’ clock I was to report to Hole 4, where I would help conduct the Hole-In-One. I had to make sure each golfer was standing in the correct location and they followed the rules. If they did make a hole-in-one they would receive a dodge truck. Unfortunately there was no winner. Maybe next year!

My last task of the day was to help at Par 3 Poker. At this hole we would conduct a card game and the golfers would pay $5 to play. The golfer with the highest score would get half of the pot and the remainder would go to United Way. It was fun to see everyone get so involved in this card game.

My first time helping out at a golf tournament was a success! Hopefully I get to experience more golf tournaments. It was interesting to see the way one was put together and see everyone take part in such a great event,