Dateline: May 10, 2019
The 28th Annual Athens State University Alumni Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at Canebrake Club in Athens. Check-in will begin at 10:00 am with lunch (provided by Food Fite) following. The event’s shotgun start will occur at 11:30 am, with dinner from Greenbrier and the awarding of prizes to follow the tournament in the clubhouse.
Skill prizes will be awarded for Championship Flight, First Flight, Longest Drive (Men/Women), and Closest to the Hole (Men/Women). Additional raffle prizes include a one-night stay at Ross Bridge, a $200.00 gift card for Osborne’s Jewelers, a one-hour photography session with Wandering View Photography, and a one-hour axe throwing session for three people at Civil Axe Throwing. Raffle tickets can be purchased in increments of 5 chances for $20.00, 10 chances for $35.00, or 25 chances for $50.00.
Individuals or businesses can sponsor a hole or half-hole starting at $600.00. The cost includes promotional consideration on the golf course and Athens State’s website. Team registration fees are $800.00, and each player will receive a $50.00 Canebrake Pro Shop gift certificate, shared cart, lunch, dinner, greens fees, course refreshments, two mulligans, one power drive, and hospitality gifts. All proceeds from the Classic fund scholarships, with more than $25,000 raised last year. Scholarships were awarded to thirteen Athens State students during the 2018-2019 school year. All students honored by these scholarships volunteer their time to represent Athens State at the tournament and other events on campus throughout the year.
Team registration will close May 17. Those interested in participating in this year’s tourney can register at www.athens.edu/alumni/golfclassic or contact the Athens State Office of University Advancement at or 256-233-8185 for more information.
In the event of rain, the Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, May 30.