Click here to register online for the July 13 Football Alumni Golf Classic
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee Tech football players are invited to gather on Saturday, July 13, for the team's annual Alumni Golf Classic at the Cookeville Golf Club. Last year's gathering was the largest ever for the event, and early indications point to another outstanding turnout so interested alumni should act quickly to reserve space in the tournament.
Prior to the golf outing on Saturday, the public is invited to join the festivities with a Friday night BBQ dinner. Tickets for the Friday night dinner are $20 each and can be purchased in advance or at the Cookeville Golf Club the day of the event. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit the Golden Eagle football program.
Former Golden Eagle Tom Pemberton is heading up this year's golf event, and is encouraging all former players to return for the day's activities.
"We are really excited about the response and comments we have been getting for the tournament," Pemberton said. "It's a chance for former players to come back and meet with the coaching staff, and gain a little insight into the 2013 season.
"It should be an outstanding event as this tournament continues to grow," Pemberton added. "Our goals are to raise money for the Robert Hill Johnson Scholarship Endowment and for the TTU football progam."
For alumni who can get to town early, former player Ottis Phillips (1969-72) is hosting a separate event to benefit the football program.
Miller Lite and Stone Steel will host a Friday evening dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cookeville Golf Club. The dinner will feature some of the South's best barbecue for what has become a legendary feast.
Pre-registration for the golf tournament is available until noon on Thursday, July 11. Pre-registration is available either in-person at the football office, by phone (931-372-3930). Participants can also register online by clicking here.
If space is available, registration will also be available at the golf event beginning at 10 a.m.
The four-man scramble format tournament will get underway at noon with a shotgun start.
The cost of the playing in the event is $100 per person, both during pre-registration and the day of the tournament but the field is limited to the first 120 golfers to sign up. All proceeds from the tournament go to the Tennessee Tech football program and the Robert Hill Johnson endowment.
For additional information or registration, call the football office at (931) 372-3930.