Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – The annual Governors Golf Classic has a new partner and name for 2015.
In fact, APSU Athletics and the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to combine their two golf tournaments into the Governors and Chamber Community Golf Classic and Partner Celebration dinner, June 26th.
Beginning with a 10:30am shotgun start at four local courses (Clarksville Country Club, Cole Park at Fort Campbell, Swan Lake Golf Course and The Links at Novadell) the four-player, best-ball scramble promises to surpass last year’s 28th annual APSU event, which saw a record 280 participants in the two-course (Swan Lake and Clarksville Country Club) event.Jersey Mike’s will serve box lunches to the competitors while Dairy Queen again will provide ice cream treats to golfers at all four golf locations while Dominos will be distributing various food items as well at the respective courses.
Like last year, the 5:00pm-7:00pm strolling dinner, hosted by the Clarksville Country Club, will be open to all golfers (included in golf registration), community and corporate partners.
Again, participants will have a wide variety of foods to sample from different local restaurants/food providers: Buffalo Wild Wings, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Nicoletta’s Catering, Bojangles’, Firehouse Subs, Rafferty’s and Moe’s Southwest Grill.
A silent auction will originate at www.LetsGoPeay.com and conclude at the dinner while a live auction also will begin at 7:00pm. The night will conclude with The Terry Green Band providing musical entertainment.
APSU originated its Governors Golf Classic tournament in 1987. Last year, however, was the first where the event was played over two courses—34 teams played at Swan Lake and 36 at the Country Club.
At the country club, the men’s team of Haskell Fink-Joel Mangrum-Brian Alexander-Curtis Copeland finished first with a 47 (25 under).
On the women’s side, the team of Angela West-Vickie Stanfill-Cindy Dahlgren-Martha Choat with a 54 won the event.
Meanwhile, at Swan Lake the teams of Terry Griffin-Kirk Kayden-Kenny Loftus-Dave Normand, Todd Stansell-Mike Foley-Keith Bennett-Greg Carter and Tom Perry-Bob Perry-Danny Jordan-Ron Sleigh all tied for first at minus-20, but Griffin-Kayden-Loftus-Normand won in a scorecard playoff with the other two teams taking second and third, respectively.
2015 Golf Information:
- 4-player, best-ball scramble
- $400.00 per team or $100.00 per player
- Field limited to first 144 teams
- Players 60 and older hit from the senior tees.
- Mixed teams play in men’s division