The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association (PLA) is inviting community members to participate in the 2023 PLA Golf Classic on Monday, October 16 at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley.
The Philmont CC North Course, which hosted the event in 2000, 2009 and 2010, is ranked among the best courses in the Philadelphia region and is regarded as a “must play” William Flynn-designed venue.
Participation in the outing supports the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse. Last year’s PLA Outing at White Manor featured 100 golfers and 63 corporate and individual sponsors and raised over $25,000. The proceeds from the outing helped the PLA do the following:
• Support the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia and
beyond (including Eyekonz, Harlem Lacrosse, Youth Mentoring Program and others);
• Continue our stick donation and refurbishing program, which benefits teams in the City and
• Organize/underwrite PASLA’s High School Awards Recognition Banquet;
• Conduct/sponsor high school and youth coaches’ clinics;
• Maintain the USA Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame; and
• Promote diversity and inclusion in the sport.
All sponsors will be recognized prominently in PLA communications.
Reserve your spot in the outing by completing the registration form before Wednesday, October 11. If you are not a golfer or cannot attend the golfing activities, you are welcome to attend the cocktail reception and banquet that begins at 5:45pm.
Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
31st ANNUAL PLA GOLF CLASSIC
Monday, October 16, 2023
LOCATION: Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Golf Pro Shop: (215) 947-1271 x4 (directions are attached)
Philmont’s North Course is ranked among the great traditional golf courses in the Philadelphia region. The course was designed in 1924 by noted golf course architect William Flynn, whose portfolio of outstanding Philadelphia area courses includes Huntingdon Valley, Rolling Green, Lancaster Country Club, Philadelphia Country Club and Manufacturers. Flynn also designed a number of championship courses nationwide, including Cherry Hills in Denver (1960 US Opens, 1993 U.S. Senior Open), The
Country Club in Boston (1999 Ryder Cup) and Shinnocock Hills in Southampton, Long Island (1995 and 2004 U.S. Opens).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Registration, Practice, Skills Contest and Lunch — 10:30 am to 12:15 pm
Tee-Off (Shotgun Start) — 12:30 pm
Cocktail Reception/Hors D’oeurves/Banquet/Raffle, Auction and Awards — 5:45 to 8:00 pm
Individual — $275*; Foursome — $1,100*
Corporate/Individual Sponsorships: Platinum Sponsor -$2,500; Gold Sponsor – $1,000;
Silver Sponsor -$500; Bronze Sponsor – $250
Cocktail Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony (only) — $50
*Contribution per person includes buffet lunch; catered hors d’oeurves, roast beef and pasta stations and cru d’ete (with assorted dips) during cocktail reception and awards banquet; greens fees, golf cart, bag handling/loading, use of practice and locker room facilities; on-course refreshments and snacks at courtesy stations; eligibility for individual and team awards; and a 2023 PLA Golf Classic Gift Pack.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT, PRIZES AND AWARDS
The event will be a “modified scramble” (all players drive; foursome selects a drive; players play their own ball from there). Individual prizes will be awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-thepin (all par threes), and the traditional “Double-Flag Birdie Challenge.” Team prizes will be awarded for low gross and low net. Hole-in-one prizes apply on all par threes (car, travel packages, and/or cash prize).
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