If you’re interested in hitting the links at the Gasparilla Inn & Club’s Pete Dye-designed golf course, this is your VIP invitation to the Boca Grande Scramble Golf Tournament, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10. Last year the tournament was sold out, so now is the time to get your team registered.
As in past years, this is the major fundraiser for the Boca Grande Chamber Scholarship Fund and The Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce.
“The community’s involvement in this event is vital to area students who may not get the chance to further their education without scholarship opportunities,” said Wesley Locke, executive director of the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce. “To say that this is very important to many of our students is an understatement. These scholarships are vital in maintaining financial viability for our students to continue with their education.”
Golfers will also have the opportunity to play the course at The Gasparilla Inn & Club, one of the most coveted golfing experiences in the country. The tournament will be followed by an awards party featuring culinary delights from The Inn’s talented chefs, and many great prizes.
Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Entry is $200 for an individual and $1,000 per team, which includes a hole sponsorship, greens fees, a sleeve of Titleist Pro VI balls, a box lunch, beverages and a catered awards party at the Gasparilla Inn Beach Club.
The format is an 18-hole, four-player scramble. Three flights, no handicaps. Teams will be flighted by the club pro, based upon front or back scores.
The field is limited to the first 100 players. Payment is due by September 26.
Every year the scholarship committee meets and determines which students who have applied meet the necessary qualifications, and scholarships in the amount of $500 to $1,000 are granted.
“We are not only looking for teams, but for sponsors as well,” Locke said. “While we surely hope to see you on the links, there are many ways you and your business can help us to make this year’s golf tournament a memorable one.”
So gather your team, decide at which sponsorship level you’d like to contribute, and give Brian Corcoran a call if you have questions. He can be reached at 964-8180, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.