Auburn, Alabama — Golfers from around the state will interact with Alabama youth, reconnect with one of the largest youth development organizations and play one of Alabama’s unique courses during the 13th annual Alabama 4-H Golf Classic at FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga.
Set for Tuesday, June 15, the classic will give the public an opportunity to learn about 4-H programs for youth. This year’s classic features a shotgun start, four-person team scramble and will start at 11 a.m.
Money raised goes directly to support Alabama 4-H programs throughout the state. Each year, more than 144,000 youth participate in 4-H programs throughout Alabama’s 67 counties. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the state, providing a variety of educational, leadership and citizenship programs to young people ages 9 to 19.
“In the past 12 years, this event has raised more than $540,000 for 4-H programs that reach youth in all 67 counties,” says Dr. Molly Gregg, Alabama Extension’s director of 4-H Youth Development.
Tournament Sponsorships include:
- Head Clover Sponsor – $5,000
- Heart Clover Sponsor – $2,600
- Hands Clover Sponsor – $1,300
- Health Clover Sponsor – $900
- Brunch & Beverage Sponsor – $1,500,
- Dinner Sponsor – $1,500
- Prize Sponsor – $800
- Hole Sponsor – $250
“This tournament brings together friends and supporters from all across our great state in the name of 4-H,” said Dr. Molly Gregg, director of Alabama 4-H.
The tournament schedule includes:
|9:30 a.m.||Registration Begins|
|9:30 a.m.||Driving Range Opens|
|10:30 a.m.||Welcome & Tournament Instructions|
|11:00 a.m.||Shotgun Start|
|4:00 p.m.||Award Program & Dinner|
“The 4-H Foundation appreciates the support of FarmLinks Golf Course and all of the golfers who participate in the Classic,” said Paul Pinyan, chairman of the board of directors of the Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.
First South Farm Credit is the Head Clover sponsor for the Classic. A number of other corporations, organizations and individuals are supporting 4-H by playing in the golf tournament.
FarmLinks was created by Pursell Technologies, Inc. as the world’s first research and demonstration golf course. It was designed to showcase turf and golf industry innovation and product performance through the course’s ability to serve as a living laboratory for industry leaders.
The 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course combines recreation with natural elements, such as lakes, ponds, streams, trees, rolling hills, mountains, wetlands and wildlife on the 3,500 acres of Pursell Farms in Sylacauga.
A few player spots are still available. You can reserve your spot online by June 2 or contact the 4-H Foundation Office at 334-844-5536. For more information about Alabama 4-H, go to www.alabama4hfoundation.org