Returning this summer after a year off due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Hope College golf outing, the “Bob DeYoung Hope Classic,” will be held on Monday, June 14, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.
A 44-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 PNC Bank and 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 Family Engagement. All foursomes will be placed in one of four divisions based on the team members’ average 18-hole scores. Teams can win prizes for first or second place within their division, as well as skill prizes.
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 a lunch at noon, and registration for the afternoon begins at noon and includes the lunch. The cost is $130 per person.
Prizes for the golf outing are donated by corporate underwriters. Those who are interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities should contact Tricia Cranmer of the Hope staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-395-7143.
The net proceeds from the event 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 7. Those interested in additional information or making reservations should call the college’s Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at 616-395-7250. Additional information and the online registration form are available at hope.edu/alumni/golf
Ravines Golf Club is located at 3520 Palmer Drive in Saugatuck, Michigan.