The 27th annual Holland golf outing at Hope College, the "Bob DeYoung Hope Classic," will be held on Monday, June 21, at the Holland Country Club.
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 Alumni Association, the event is open to all friends of the college.
Special prizes include a drawing after play has ended for a chance at winning $1 million. The drawing winner earns the immediate opportunity to make a hole-in-one on the 18th hole, gaining the prize if successful. In addition, golfers who hit a hole-in-one on any of the course's par-three holes will win a pair of airline tickets for travel to anywhere in the continental United States or Canada.
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.
To accommodate players, there will be two shotgun starts, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. All foursomes will be placed in one of three divisions based on the team members' average 18-hole scores.
In addition to golfing, participants may register for an 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. cookout lunch and a 6:30 p.m. pig roast.
First-place prizes in each division have been contributed by Macatawa Bank (Division I); Smith & Associates (Division II); and Creative Dining Services (Division III). Second-place prizes have been contributed by Lakewood Inc. (Division I); Lokker Rutgers (Division II); and HUB International (Division III). Registration gifts have been provided by Elzinga & Volkers Construction Services and NatCity Investments Inc. Additional sponsors include Adventures in Advertising, Art Buys, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Kordenbock Consulting, Lighthouse Title Company, Pepsi, S.A. Morman Inc., Universal Forest Products and Woodland Realty.
The entry fee for golfing only is $50, for the cookout lunch is $13 and for the dinner is $23.
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.