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Early-bird registration closing soon for 21st PLA Golf Classic Oct. 14 at Bidermann G.C., Wilmington

Friday, 13th September 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, Girl's/Women's, Golf tourney  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/13/13
From the PLA

Early-bird registration is closing Sunday for the 2013 Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Golf Classic on Monday, October 14th at Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington.PLA

Your participation will support the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the region, particularly the New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The PLA has provided close to $350,000 in grant support to new lacrosse programs in the area since the outing’s inception in 1993.

Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at White Manor involved 96 golfers and 63 individual and corporate sponsors and raised over $17,500.

The proceeds enabled the PLA to continue its support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia. Golf Classic proceeds also helped the PLA conduct high school and youth coaches’ clinics (including the first ever Northeast Pennsylvania clinic in Scranton as well as the annual Berks County, Lehigh County, SEPYLA and EPSLA coaches’ clinics), sponsor area charitable tournaments that keep Philadelphia lacrosse in the spotlight (including the Katie Samson Tournament, the Nick Colleluori Classic, Checking for Cancer and EvanFest), and host the 2013 Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Whitemarsh Country Club in February.

The PLA is pleased that Vicmead Hunt Club and Bidermann will host the 21st Annual Classic. Originally, the 9-hole private course of Henry Francis du Pont at his Winterthur estate, Bidermann was enlarged, redesigned and established as a private club in 1965 (it later merged with Vicmead). The course offers a traditional style parkland layout with native grasslands separating each golf hole. It is an enjoyable, yet challenging, golf course surrounded by the scenic beauty and serenity of the Brandywine Valley.

Below is a flyer with more information regarding the event and its festive format. The PLA welcome your and your company’s participation and sponsorship to help ensure the outing’s success. Among other things, all sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted in press releases and on the new PLA website, which will be launched this fall.

The early-bird registration offers discounts for foursomes and individual golfers.

Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 7th. We have established a new PLA Golf Outing website and encourage you to register on-line (see http://www.plagolfouting.com/). If you are not a golfer or cannot attend the golfing activities, you are welcome to attend the cocktail reception and banquet that begins at 5:30 pm. Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

21st ANNUAL PLA GOLF CLASSIC, Monday, October 14, 2013

LOCATION:
Bidermann Golf Club, 601 Adams Dam Road, Greenville, Delaware 19807; 302-655-3335 (Farmhouse); 302-655-3336 (Golf Pro Shop)

THE COURSE
Bidermann Golf Club — one of the “must play” courses in the Philadelphia region – was originally the 9-hole private course of Henry Francis du Pont at his Winterthur estate. In the mid-1960s, the course was enlarged to 300 acres, at which time it was redesigned and established as a private club. Architect Dick Wilson, an understudy of the iconic Bill Flynn and Howard Toomey who is considered one of the best architects of the post-World War II era with 74 golf courses to his credit – performed the redesign. The course offers a traditional style parkland layout with scenic views, rolling hills, ponds and native grasslands, which separate each golf hole and give the course a “links” feel in some places. Bidermann, a hidden gem immediately adjacent to Winterthur, will be alive with dramatic colors in the fall.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Registration, Practice, Skills Contest and Lunch — 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Tee-Off (Shotgun Start) — 12:15 pm
Cocktail Reception/Hors D’oeurves/Banquet/Raffle, Auction and Awards — 5:30 to 8:00 pm

CONTRIBUTION
Individual — $275*; Foursome — $1100*
Early Bird Special (Individual — $250*; Foursome — $1000*; must be paid by September 15th)
Corporate/Individual Sponsorships: Major Sponsor (Gold) — $1,000; Co-Sponsor (Silver) — $500; Patron of the PLA (Bronze) — $250

Cocktail Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony (only) — $75 (includes a PLA golf hat!)
*Contribution per person includes buffet lunch; catered hors d’oeurves, carved turkey and pasta stations and cru d’ete (with assorted dips) during cocktail reception and awards banquet; greens fees, golf cart, bag handling/loading, use of practice and locker room facilities; on-course refreshments and snacks at courtesy stations; eligibility for individual and team awards; and a 2013 PLA Golf Classic Gift Pack.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT, PRIZES AND AWARDS
The event will be a “modified scramble” (all players drive; foursome selects a drive; players play their own ball from there). Individual prizes will be awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-the-pin (all par threes), and the traditional “Double-Flag Birdie Challenge.” Team prizes will be awarded for low gross and low net. Hole-in-one prizes apply on all par threes (car, travel packages, and/or cash prize).

2013 PLA GOLF CLASSIC COMMITTEE

Dan Altschuler, Past President
Bob Aitken, Past President
Mark Aitken, Raffle Chair
Jenny Duckenfield, Recruitment
Shelly Erwine, Emeritus
Chris Flynn, Recruitment
Mike French, Wings
Ron Forster, Sponsorship
Scott Gabrielsen, Recruitment
Chris Goldberg, Publicity
Scott Growney, Chair
Max Hjelm, Junior Chair
Chris Hupfeldt, Rules Czar
Steve Kotch, Treasurer
Laurie Markle, President
Chris McNichol, Club Lax
Mary Fran Riffel, Recruitment
Jim “Cuzz” Rolston, Security
Kevin Ryan, Emeritus
Meg Ryan, Sponsorship
Peter Scott, Polos/Prizes
John Strang, Communications
Lee Stevens, Emeritus
George Wattles, Set Up
Jayd Wollard, Mulligan Sales

Bidermann Golf Club
601 Adams Dam Road, Greenville, Delaware 19807
302-655-3335 (Farmhouse); 302-655-3336 (Golf Pro Shop)

REGISTRATION FORM
(YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER ON-LINE AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO)

http://www.plagolfouting.com

(Registration Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2013)

YES! I would like to participate in the 2013 PLA Golf Classic in the following way:
______ Foursome…….. . $1,100 ($1000 if registered and paid by September 15, 2013)
______ Twosome…….. . $550 ($500 if registered and paid by September 15, 2013)
______ Individual…….. $275 ($250 if registered and paid by September 15, 2013
______ Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony Only — $75

SPONSORSHIP — I would (also) like to sponsor the 2013 PLA Golf Classic and support the PLA and its effort to promote the growth and popularity of the great game of lacrosse. Please remember, we rely entirely on your tax deductible sponsorships to make the event a fundraising success! The PLA is a Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Baltimore (TIN #52-07906050, Group Exemption #3570).

______ Major Sponsorship (Gold) — $1,000 (or more) contribution*
______ Co-Sponsorship (Silver) — $500 contribution*
______ Patron of the PLA (Bronze) — $250 contribution*

*All Sponsors and their level of support will be recognized with a promotional tee sign to be located on the course on the day of the event. Sponsors will also receive prominent recognition in the event program, in a press release immediately following the event, in our communications to over five thousand PLA members, on the new PLA web site (along with logos and links to sponsor websites on the PLA home page) and in PLA New Start Program materials. Your sponsorship will also earn our thanks and the gratitude of countless youth lacrosse players and their parents.

Enclosed please find one or more checks for $_______ made payable to the “Philadelphia Lacrosse Association.”

Name/Address (City, State and Zip Code) __________________________________________________
Official USGA Handicap (Index) or estimated score for 18 holes (based on last five scores): _________
Phone Number: ___________; Fax Number: ____________; Email Address: ____________________ Please register the following member(s) of my foursome/twosome (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Official USGA Handicaps (Indexes) or estimated scores for 18 holes): _____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Please mail this registration form (with full payment) to: 2013 PLA Golf Classic, c/o Scott Growney, 235 Keller Road, Berwyn, PA 19312

DIRECTIONS TO BIDERMANN GOLF COURSE

FROM I-95 (Traveling From Points South):

• Continue on I-95 North to Exit 7 Delaware Avenue – Route #52.
At top of Ramp go straight through to the 3rd light and turn LEFT on to Delaware Avenue. Then bear LEFT on to Pennsylvania Avenue (Route #52).
• Follow Route #52 North out of Wilmington through Greenville (approximately 6 miles).
You will pass Rt. 100, Rt. 141, Rt. 82, Wilmington Country Club and Winterthur Museum.
• One mile past Winterthur, turn RIGHT on to Center Meeting Road. Go one mile to fork in road – Quaker Meeting House is on left. Turn RIGHT at fork in road – becomes Adams Dam Road.
• Go approximately one mile. Bidermann will be on left – two white stone pillars mark entrance.
Stay LEFT when driveway splits.

FROM I-95 (Traveling From Points North):

• Continue on I-95 South to Exit 7 Delaware Avenue – Route #52.
At top of Ramp turn RIGHT on to Delaware Avenue. Then bear LEFT on to Pennsylvania Avenue (Route #52).
• Follow Route #52 North out of Wilmington through Greenville (approximately 6 miles).
You will pass Rt. 100, Rt. 141, Rt. 82, Wilmington Country Club and Winterthur Museum.
• One mile past Winterthur, turn RIGHT on to Center Meeting Road.
Go one mile to fork in road – Quaker Meeting House is on left.
Turn RIGHT at fork in road – becomes Adams Dam Road.
• Go approximately one mile. Bidermann will be on left – two white stone pillars mark entrance.
Stay LEFT when driveway splits.

FROM PENNSYLVANIA ROUTE #1:

• Exit onto Route #52 South toward Wilmington.
• Follow Route #52 South for approximately 4 miles.
• When you reach Centerville, turn LEFT on to Center Meeting Road.
• Go one mile to fork in road – Quaker Meeting House is on left. Turn RIGHT at fork in road – becomes Adams Dam Road.
• Go approximately one mile. Bidermann will be on left – two white stone pillars mark entrance.
Stay LEFT when driveway splits.


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