(Augusta, GA) –Paine College invites golfers to the 3rd Annual Paine College Golf Tournament on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Jones Creek Golf Club in Evans, Georgia. Since its inception the tournament committee has raised more than $45,000 to benefit Paine College golf program and scholarships.
Golfers who participate will be playing for a worthy cause. All of the proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Paine College Golf Program and golf scholarships.Senior PGA Golfer and honorary tournament chair, Jim Dent will also play in the tournament. Golfers and guests will have a chance to meet and share the course with Dent. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and a complimentary Callaway Demo will take place from 8:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.
Shotgun start time is 11:00 a.m. Contest include closest to the pin, longest drive, and hole-in-one sponsored by Jim Hudson Lexus. Participants can also look forward to a silent auction, raffles and first, second and third place team prizes. Brunch for registered golfers will be provided by Chick-Fil-A and Outback Steakhouse will provide dinner during the 19th Hole Awards Dinner.
“Partnering with Paine College to increase scholarships for deserving student athletes demonstrates the community’s strong commitment and willingness to invest in our competitive golf program,” said George C. Bradley, president of Paine College. “Building a robust scholarship fund increases access to a quality education.”
All guest and golfers will have a chance to meet members of the Paine College Golf Team at the 19th Hole Awards Dinner. "The support of the CSRA community from year to year is outstanding," said Herman Belton, head golf coach. "My team and I appreciate everything and they play harder because they know the College and the community is backing them 100 percent."
This year’s sponsors include WJBF News Channel 6, Phoenix Printing, Coca-Cola Bottling, Jim Hudson Lexus, P.F. Changs China Bistro, Outback Steakhouse, Chick-Fil-A, Jones Creek Golf Club, Clear Channel Radio, Club Car and Communigraphics.
Media attending the tournament must report to the registration station to obtain passes. To secure passes in advance; contact Natasha Carter at (706) 396-7591 or (678) 215-8576 cell.
• Threesome Lauderdale Play – Captains Choice (A and B flights –1st and 2nd place prizes)
Tournament Event Schedule
• Sunday, August 28, 2011
6:00PM - Paring Party
• Monday, August 29, 2011
8:30 - 10:30 AM - Registration
8:45 - 10:45 AM - Callaway Demo Complimentary golf lessons by golf pros
10:00 AM – Brunch sponsored by Chick-Fil-A
11:00 AM - Shotgun Start
5:00PM – 19th Hole Awards Dinner sponsored by Outback Steakhouse
For more information about the tournament or Paine College Golf Program visit www.paineathletics.com/golftournament
For more information, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.396.7591 or 678.215.8576 or Ncarter@paine.edu.