The 30th Annual Athens State University Alumni Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, September 23 at Canebrake Club in Athens. Check-in will begin at 10:30 am and lunch will be provided. The event’s shotgun start will occur at 11:30 am, with dinner from Greenbrier and the awarding of prizes to follow the tournament at 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 in Birmingham, jewelry from Osborne’s Jewelers and Jimmy Smith Jewelers, a one-hour photography session with Wandering View Photography, a one-hour axe throwing session for two people at Civil Axe Throwing, and several foursomes from local golf courses. 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 $35,000 raised last year. Scholarships were awarded to 16 Athens State students during the 2020-2021 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 September 20. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-233-8185 for more information. In the event of rain, the Golf Classic will be held on September 30.