The annual Hope College golf outing, the “Bob DeYoung Hope Classic,” will be held on Monday, June 9, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.
A 37-year tradition, 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 7:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Registration for the morning begins at 7 a.m. and includes breakfast before the round and an Arnie’s Cottage Cook Out Lunch at noon, and is $90 per person. Registration for the afternoon begins at noon and includes the cookout lunch, and is $105 per person.
The event is underwritten by PNC Bank; Elzinga and Volkers; Buiten and Associates; Creative Dining Services; GDK Construction; GMB Architecture + Engineering; Hilliard Lyons; Lakewood Construction; Lighthouse Group - Insurance & Title; Owen-Ames-Kimball; 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. Since 2007, the event has raised more than $30,000 for the scholarship.
Reservations must be made by Monday, June 2. 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 and a downloadable registration form are available online at hope.edu/alumni/golf
Ravines Golf Club is located at 3520 Palmer Drive in Saugatuck.