The Bradwell Institute Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament will be played on post this year with teams teeing off starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Taylors Creek Golf Course.
Bradwell Athletic Director Ken Griffin said the course has supported the Tigers’ golf program, so this year the school decided to pay back the favor and hold the tournament on post.
“So the ‘old timers’ of the tournament will have to think this new course as they play,” he said, adding that hosting the tournament on post has allowed several players from the military community to be involved with the tournament.
The event raises funds for athletic programs at Bradwell that are considered non-revenue-producing sports.
“We have sports that become self-sufficient because they have ticket sales and concession stands,” Griffin said. “Then, there are other sports that have to find ways to support themselves. As we begin the venture to build our athletic programs, we know that it will take more funds to provide the equipment and materials that are needed for those programs.”
Griffin said they’ve had success with the Tiger Tee-Off in the past and already have 10 confirmed teams and others who still are looking to register. The format is a four-person scramble with a respectable handicap. Prizes are $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Entry fees are $50 per individual and $200 per team.
“One of our BI graduates, Fred Mingledorff, is supporting our tournament again this year,” Griffin said, adding that the owner of Hinesville Ford is sponsoring a hole-in-one competition on No. 2. “This par 3 will have a distance of 170 yards. The pin placement can be wide open or can be hidden by two deep sand bunkers on the right and left of the green. It will be very interesting to watch as the players try to manage this hole.”
Should a golfer sink the hole-in-one, they could drive off in a brand new Ford Fiesta, courtesy of Mingledorff.
Griffin said they also received two donations, good for a round of golf for up to four people, redeemable at Jekyll Island or Savannah Sand Harbor Golf Courses.
For more information, call 478-494-2016 or 767-2370.