First Tee fundraiser offers golfers chance to play Southern Hills Country Club for a good cause

It’s that time again. Your opportunity to play Southern Hills Country Club, site of 15 major golf events including three U.S. Opens and four PGA Championships, is here. Best of all, your round will help support the First Tee of Tulsa, one of the nation’s premier and most productive First Tee programs. The Eleventh Annual First Tee of Tulsa Charitable Golf Tournament is Oct. 14 with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Your round will include food, cocktails, tee favors and an award ceremony. The format is Shamble with two best balls on a 50 percent handicap basis. Entry fee is $450 per person.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available including a presenting sponsorship for $7,500 that includes three foursomes of golf and much more. For details on all sponsorships available or to enter the tournament, call Nancy Acton at 918-477-5274.

The First Tee of Tulsa, located at Mohawk Park Golf Course, has been funded largely by a foundation at Southern Hills Country Club since its inception in 1999. The purpose of this program is to teach valuable life skills to Tulsa youth through the game of golf. Through participation in The First Tee, children learn positive values such as honesty, integrity, self-discipline, perseverance and sportsmanship.

Emphasis is placed on offering the program to Tulsa’s
disadvantaged youth. More than 13,000 children have participated in The First Tee of Tulsa and more than $781,000 has been raised from the last 10 tournaments to benefit Tulsa children of all diversities and social strata. All proceeds will directly benefit programming for The First Tee of Tulsa.

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