Auburn, Alabama –The 14th annual Alabama 4-H Golf Classic is set for Thursday, June 14, at FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga. Golfers will interact with Alabama youth and reconnect with one of the largest youth development organizations in the state.
Shotgun Start at 10 a.m.
The Classic will feature a shotgun start, four-person team scramble and will begin at 10 a.m. The public will have an opportunity to learn about 4-H programs for youth. In addition to a day of golf, a breakfast buffet and steak dinner will be provided.
Money raised goes directly to support Alabama 4-H programs throughout the state. Each year, more than 184,000 youth participate in 4-H programs throughout Alabama’s 67 counties. 4-H provides a variety of educational, leadership and citizenship programs to young people ages 9 to 19.
“In the past 13 years, this event has raised more than $560,000 for 4-H programs that reach youth in all 67 counties,” said Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director of Alabama 4-H.
Tournament Sponsorships include:
- Head Clover Sponsor – $5,000
- Heart Clover Sponsor – $2,600
- Hands Clover Sponsor – $1,300
- Health Clover Sponsor – $1,000
- 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 Gregg.
The tournament schedule includes:
|8:30 a.m.||Registration, Breakfast & Driving Range|
|9:45 a.m.||Welcome & Tournament Instructions|
|10:00 a.m.||Shotgun Start|
|3:00 p.m.||Award Program & Buffet|
“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 has been in the Pursell family for three generations. It combines recreation with natural elements. Golfers can take in the beauty of the many lakes, ponds, streams, rolling hills and wildlife featured on the 3,500 acres. Golfweek listed FarmLinks as one of the best courses in Alabama seven times since 2011. FarmLinks’ goal is to treat everyone like family and have golfers remember what it is like to play for the pure enjoyment of the game.
A few player spots are still available. You can reserve your spot online by June 4 or contact the 4-H Foundation Office at 334-844-5536. For more information about Alabama 4-H, go to www.alabama4hfoundation.org