Golf enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Dave Cress Memorial Tournament on September 22 at the Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta, Georgia. Proceeds from registration go directly to a scholarship fund for student tuition assistance at Southern Adventist University.
The tournament format is a two-person select shot 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 each for those who sign up before July 15 ($75 after that date). Southern students can register for $30. Each year, an average of 150 players participate; however, the goal for 2013 is to grow that number closer to 200.
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. Last year, sponsorships and registration fees contributed more than $10,000 to the endowment.
The rain date for this year’s event is September 29. For more information visit southern.edu/golf or call 423.236.2829.