Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/1/17
Registration is open for the Silver Anniversary PLA Golf Classic, which will be held on Columbus Day (Monday, 10/9) at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Delaware County.
The event supports the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the Greater Philadelphia region, particularly its New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The event has raised close to $500,000 to support the cause over the last quarter century.
Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Manufacturers’ featured 92 golfers and 42 corporate and individual sponsors and helped the PLA raised over $17,000. The proceeds enabled the PLA to:
• support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and other programs in Philadelphia;
• conduct/sponsor high school and youth coaches’ clinics;
• sponsor area charitable tournaments that keep Philadelphia lacrosse in the spotlight;
• underwrite the 4th Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet; and
• support the HEADstring Project, which helps grow the game and promote diversity in the sport.
Sponsors: We would welcome your and your company’s participation and sponsorship to help ensure the outing’s success. All sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted on tee-signs, in the event program, in press releases and on PLA website and the PLA Golf Classic website.
Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible (click here). Registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited.
As in the past, the PLA Golf Classic promises to be a fully subscribed and memorable one. Come out, catch up with good friends and join the fun. And help make it possible for even more boys and girls to discover the joy of America’s truly native game. Hope to see you there.
25th ANNUAL PLA GOLF CLASSIC
DATE: Monday, October 9, 2017
LOCATION: Rolling Green Golf Club, 280 North State Road (US Route1), Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: (610) 544-4500; Golf Shop: (610 328-5535
Rolling Green is a “must play” course in the Philadelphia area, and is ranked among the top 10 courses in Pennsylvania and the 100 Best Classical Courses in America. The course was designed in 1926 by noted golf course architect William Flynn, whose portfolio of outstanding area courses includes Huntingdon Valley, Lancaster Country Club, Philadelphia Country Club and Manufacturers. Flynn also designed a number of championship courses nationwide, including Cherry Hills in Denver (1993 U.S. Senior Open), The Country Club in Boston (1999 Ryder Cup), Shinnocock Hills in Southampton, Long Island (1995, 2004 U.S. Open), and the classic Cascades Course at the Homestead in Virginia. Rolling Green hosted the
1976 US Women’s Open Championship and the 2016 US Women’s Amateur.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Registration, Practice, Skills Contest and Lunch — 10:30 am to 12:15 pm Tee-Off (Shotgun Start) — 12:30 pm
Cocktail Reception/Hors D’oeurves/Banquet/Raffle, Auction and Awards — 5:45 to 8:00 pm
Individual — $275*; Foursome — $1100*
Early Bird Special (Individual — $250*; Foursome — $1000*; must be paid by September 11th)
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 2017 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” on Rolling Green’s 3rd Hole. 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 other prize).