posted May 25, 2010

Annual Hope College Golf Outing Is June 21

HOLLAND - The 33rd annual Hope College golf outing, the "Bob DeYoung Hope Classic," will be held on Monday, June 21, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.

The long-running event was renamed in 2000 for Bob DeYoung, who retired in June of that year as vice president for college advancement after working at Hope since 1965 in admissions, student development and advancement. DeYoung had been instrumental in establishing the outing.

The golf outing's format is 18-hole scramble with foursome play. Sponsored by the Hope College Alumni Association, the event is open to all friends of the college.

Players may sign up as singles, in pairs or as part of a foursome. Singles and pairs will be combined into foursomes by the college's Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.  All foursomes will be placed in one of four divisions based on the team members' average 18-hole scores.

To accommodate players, there will be two shotgun starts, at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Registration for the morning includes breakfast starting at 7 a.m. and is $75 per person.  Registration for the afternoon includes an informal "19th Hole" event with heavy hors d'oeuvres, and is $95 per person.  Participants may also register for a cook-out lunch that begins at noon for $15.

The event is underwritten by PNC; Elzinga & Volkers; Lakewood Construction; GMB AE; Hilliard Lyons; Buiten & Associates LLC; Creative Dining Services; S.A. Morman & Co.; and Watkins Ross.  The net proceeds from the sponsorships and entry fees will be applied to the Robert '56 and Marcia '55 DeYoung Scholarship Fund at Hope for students pursuing teacher-education studies.

Reservations must be made by Monday, June 14. Those interested in additional information or making reservations should call the college's Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (616) 395-7250.   Additional information is also available online at www.hope.edu/alumni

Ravines Golf Club is located at 3520 Palmer Drive in Saugatuck.

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