Golf enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Dave Cress Memorial Tournament on September 23 at the Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta, Georgia. Proceeds from registration go directly to a scholarship fund for student tuition assistance at Southern.
The tournament format is a two-person select shot scramble at 8 a.m. and then a four-person select shot at 2 p.m. with awards for the top three teams in each match. Registration begins an hour before tee time and fees are set at $65 per player ($30 for Southern students). Jason’s Deli is catering lunch for the first match, and dinner for the second.
David Cress, the late Georgia-Cumberland Conference president who passed away in a 2004 plane crash, had a passion for both young people and golf. He participated in the tournament every year when it was originally named the Alumni Classic Tournament. Shortly after his tragic death, it was renamed in his honor.
Proceeds from the tournament go to the Dave Cress Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund. More than $50,000 has been raised over the life of the tournament to help Southern students with financial need. Each year, an average of 150 players participate; however, the goal for 2012 is to grow that number closer to 200. The rain date for the event is September 30.
To register, or for more information, call 423.236.2829.