A tradition of more than two decades, Hope College's annual Holland golf outing at the Holland Country Club is being named for a retiring staff member whose service has run more than three decades.
The 23-year event, scheduled this year for Monday, June 26, is now the "Bob DeYoung Hope Classic" Golf Outing. DeYoung is retiring as vice president for college advancement at the end of June after working at Hope since 1965 in admissions, student development and advancement.
"We wanted to recognize Bob for his many years of service to Hope, and renaming our golf outing for him seemed perfect -- for both him and the golf outing," said Lynne Powe, who is alumni director at Hope and the event's coordinator. "Bob is an avid golfer and a past president of the Holland Country Club. He's golfed with many of the college's alumni and friends through the years, including -- of course -- during the golf outing itself."
The outing's format is 18-hole scramble with foursome play. Sponsored by the Hope 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 Alumni Office.
To accommodate players, there will be two shotgun starts, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively. All foursomes will be placed in one of three divisions based on the team members' average 18-hole scores.
First-place prizes in each division have been contributed by Macatawa Bank (Division I); Woodland Realty (Division II); and Creative Dining Services (Division III). Second-place prizes have been contributed by Lakewood Inc. (Division I); Baird/, compliments of Kurt Droppers and Ken Bauman (Division II); and MoneyCare Financial (Division III). Registration gifts have been provided by Elzinga & Volkers Inc. Door prizes will also be presented at a pig roast in the evening.
In addition to golfing, participants may register for an 11:30 a.m. cookout lunch and the 6:15 p.m. pig roast. Activities will also include a reception at 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee for golfing only is $45, for the cookout lunch is $11 and for the dinner is $19. Registration for all events combined is $70.
Reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 21. Those interested in additional information or making reservations should call the college's office of public and alumni relations at (616) 395-7860.