Last Chance to Sign Up to Play in Tiger Soccer Golf Tournament
August 15, 2005
Fans, friends, supporters and alumni of the University of Memphis men's soccer team are invited to take part in the second annual Tiger Soccer Golf Tournament on Friday, August 19 at the Memphis National Country Club. A free breakfast and range balls will be provided at 8:15 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start time.
The tournament takes place a day before the defending Conference USA Champion Tigers begin their exhibition schedule at home against cross-town rival CBU. Memphis will take on the Buccaneers at 7 p.m. at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
"Some of our supporters have organized this tournament that allows us to raise funds to help the program," said Memphis head coach Richie Grant. "We wanted the tournament to kick off the season to get people into watching the preseason games."
Money raised from the tournament will go to help improve the Tigers' facilities and help strengthen the program. After remodeling the locker room last year, Memphis still has plans to improve the project. The team intends to build a history of Memphis soccer display cabinet outside of the locker room on South Campus at the Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex. Grant said he also has plans to improve the practice facility at South Campus.
"The benefits always go back to the athletes," he said.
A tournament lunch with prize presentations will take place after the event. The tournament includes two flights based on scores with multiple winners. Four hole-in-one prizes are also available with one for $5,000. Mulligans may be purchased for $10 each (two max/person) on the day of the tournament.
The entry fee is $80 per person or $320 per team..
"There will be a lot of familiar faces," Grant said. "People can expect to take a lot of shots because I don't think we'll have too many good golfers. It will be an enjoyable day with good company."
A printable form can be found by clicking on the PDF link above. Complete and send the attached entry form with check made payable to Tiger's Supporter Club. Mailing instructions are on the form.
Businesses and supporters can also sponsor a hole for $250. Each sponsorship includes signage of the business or supporter at the tee area of the sponsored hole. Sponsorship forms are also found in printable form by clicking on the PDF link above.