Join Us for the 36th Annual Oaks Day Golf Scramble




 

“Green makes you looks fat, refuse the jacket,” tweeted British schoolteacher Peter Willett on Sunday, April 10, as he watched his younger brother Danny Willett win the 2016 Masters Championship. While the prevalent storyline this year was reigning champion Jordan Spieth’s epic collapse on the 12th hole, rightfully dubbed the most recognizable hole at Augusta National, we also saw a playful and endearing comradery arise between Peter Willett and his Twitter followers. The tweets were cheering and poking fun at his younger brother, who was competing to become the first European to win the Masters since Spain’s Jose Maria Olazabal in 1999 and the first Englishman to slip on the coveted Green Jacket since Nick Faldo won the last of his three titles in 1996.

The brotherly bond on blast shed light that day upon the spirit of golf, and its ability to connect people of all ages, all around the world. Whether someone was shocked to witness a defending champion lose his composure on the back nine or cheerful to see one of the most exciting last days in Masters’ history, an underlying narrative persists. Somehow, time and again, golf is a game that brings friends, family and all ages together.

Some of Peter Willett’s tweets about his brother were laugh-out-loud funny! Follow him on Twitter: @P_J_Willett
Some of Peter Willett’s tweets about his brother were laugh-out-loud funny! Follow him on Twitter: @P_J_Willett

In an interview with CNN after winning, Danny Willett expressed amusement regarding the funny Tweets. “I’m very privileged to have a fantastic group of family, in-laws and friends around me, to keep me down to earth,” he told reporters.

 

The Ageless Game

 

Koons

Golf has been described as a “game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.” The game is celebrated across all ages, which is evident looking back at this year’s field for the Master’s Championship. The age gap ranged from a 16-year-old amateur to a 58-year-old seasoned pro, both competing in the same tournament and hitting from the same tees.

Between those two, can you take a guess which player finished higher in the standings? If you were to bet on the young legs, then you are in for a surprise. As the oldest player in the tournament, Bernhard Langer finished in the top 25 at T-24th. At one point, Langer’s score was just two shots back from then leader Spieth, and he out-scored his playing partner and current world No. 1 ranked player Jason Day (rankings as of week 16, 2016) by one stroke.

Ballard golfing

Typically in sports, a disconnection grows between the younger and older generations. For instance, if a 16-year-old faced a 58-year-old in a one-on-one game of basketball, then you’d probably be safe betting on youthfulness to prevail. However, as Arnold Palmer once noted, “Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind.”

Tom and Bryan

The game of golf has an unmatched capability of bringing people of different ages together and creating a genuine competitiveness among them. It is not uncommon to visit a golf course and see a group of golfers playing together, ranging from the ages of teenagers to grandparents. Perhaps you’ll witness a battle brew between physical strength and mental strength to see which trait can produce the best round.

 

 


A Tradition Is Born

Dan Parker and Larry Doggett – both of them were at the first game 36 years ago
Dan Parker and Larry Doggett – both of them were at the first game 36 years ago

More than three decades ago, on the day before Derby, a group of friends took the time to meet at dawn to play a round of 18 before heading to Churchill Downs to cheer on the fillies in the Kentucky Oaks. Unbeknownst to them, a tradition was born that day, and for 36 years it continues to grow, both in size and in impact on people. We know today that they started something bigger than just a round of golf amongst friends and turned it into a way to support deserving causes.

Pat Golf carts

In 1995, the friendly tournament found its purpose, to raise awareness and money for local charities and foundations in the Louisville area. Since expanding, the golf outing has adopted a best ball scramble/tournament format to allow more friends, family members and area businesses to participate. Over the last 21 years, Oaks Day Golf Scramble has raised more than $132,000, which is split between Harbor House in memory of Katie Jett and Jack Combs III, and the Matt Woolley Memorial Scholarship Fund at Trinity High School, in memory of Matt Woolley.

Jack Combs III

11/16/1979 – 11/23/2013

Katie Jett

12/15/1980 – 1/21/2002

Matt Woolley

12/6/1977 – 3/3/1996

 


Sign Up a Team

Sign up a Team

Come be a part of this enduring tradition and show your support for these great organizations that are making a difference in our local community. The 2016 Oaks Day Golf Scramble will take place on Friday, May 6, 2016, at Charlie Vettiner Golf Course. Cost is $100 per golfer, if paid by April 29, 2016 or before; $115 per golfer after April 29. Players will compete in teams of four; equal splits of the prize money will be given to four of the top 10 teams, via a random drawing. The amount of prize money available is dependent on how many golfers play in the tournament, though 100 players is the maximum number of spots available.

CLICK HERE to download the event flyer with additional information, including scramble rules and registration details. Or contact Jason Parker at 502-386-3661 or jason.parker@sprint.com.

  Download 2016 Oaks Day Golf Flyer

 


Became a Sponsor

Want more information about Harbor House? Read our last blog post or visit hhlou.org
Want more information about Harbor House? Read our last blog post or visit hhlou.org

There are still limited opportunities to show support and become a sponsor at this notable charity event. Harbor House of Louisville and the Matt Woolley Memorial Scholarship Fund are both incredible organizations that have been supporting the Louisville community for many years now. Harbor House of Louisville continues its mission to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives. Harbor House staff and volunteers provide training and development opportunities for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and offer on-site employment opportunities and programs.

Trinity High School

The Matt Woolley Scholarship Fund supports one of the most highly achieving schools in the state of Kentucky, as well as in the United States. Constantly being awarded at a state and national level, Trinity first opened its doors in 1953, and is still dedicated today to their mission of forming men of faith and men of character.

 

 

We are proud to open our tournament up to area businesses wanting to make a difference in our community. The following sponsorship opportunities are available:

Corporate Sponsors

LUNCH SPONSOR – $1500 – SOLD

Provide a nutritious, delicious lunch for all the hungry golfers and those working the event. Sponsorship includes:

  1. A large banner announcing your support with your company name and logo
  2. Your company name and/or logo on the clubhouse tables
  3. Company sponsorship mentioned during opening ceremonies and lunch
  4. Mention in the gift bag flyer

Beverage cart2

BEVERAGE SPONSOR – $1500

It can get hot out on the links, so why not help keep the golfers well hydrated with soft drinks, water, and beer? Sponsorship includes:

  1. A large banner announcing your support with your company name and logo
  2. Your company name and/or logo on three beverage carts
  3. Company sponsorship mentioned during opening ceremonies and lunch
  4. Mention in the gift bag flyer

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR – $750 – SOLD

Ever dreamed of sinking a hole-in-one? Make the golfers’ dreams come true as the Par 3 Hole-in-One Sponsor. Sponsorship includes:

  1. A large banner announcing your support with your company name and logo
  2. Your company name and/or logo at the designated Hole-in-One hole
  3. Company sponsorship mentioned during opening ceremonies and lunch
  4. Mention in the gift bag flyer

Gift Bag

GIFT BAG SPONSOR – $600 – SOLD

Our golfers need a bag to hold all the free gifts they receive. Sponsor donates 125 bags and receives:

  1. A large banner announcing your support with your company name and logo
  2. Company sponsorship mentioned during opening ceremonies and lunch
  3. Mention in the gift bag flyer

CAFFEINE CAFÉ SPONSOR – $400 – SOLD

The round starts at daybreak, so our sleepy golfers will need some caffeine and a breakfast treat to get moving. Sponsorship provides golfers coffee and donuts before the tournament starts and includes:

  1. A large banner announcing your support with your company name and logo
  2. Company sponsorship mentioned during opening ceremonies and lunch
  3. Mention in the gift bag flyer

Hole Sponsor

HOLE SPONSORS – $250

Your company can be featured at one of the holes around the course. Sponsorship includes:

  1. Your company name on a yard sign at the hole
  2. Company sponsorship mentioned during opening ceremonies and lunch
  3. Mention in the gift bag flyer

Prizes for Raffle

Don’t see a sponsorship that meets your needs? Corporate sponsorships at the $500 and $1000 levels are also available. Contact Jason Parker today to discuss a corporate sponsorship that meets your needs. Gift donations to be given as prizes in the raffle are also much appreciated.

  Download 2016 Oaks Day Golf Sponsorship Flyer

For additional information contact a committee member below:


Charlie Vettiner Golf Course

Charlie Vettiner

Located in eastern Louisville just outside of Jeffersontown, Charlie Vettiner Golf Course offers golfers a beautiful scenic experience through its vast rolling hills, bent grass greens, and zoysia fairways. If the 50 white sand bunkers and tree-lined fairways aren’t enough to get your attention, the creek that weaves through several holes, including ponds on Holes 5, 14 and 18, will definitely capture your imagination.

Though ranked the 7th most challenging course in Kentucky (with a USGA course rating of 73.8), there’s no need to fear if you are a beginner – there are enough different tee markers to help or challenge every golfers of every skill level. Families can also enjoy the other features of Charlie Vettiner Park, which include a fishing lake, fitness course, hiking trails, and playground for complete family entertainment.

In addition, Charlie Vettiner Golf Course is recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf is an award winning educational and certification program designed to protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. Audubon International provides set guidelines and educational information that help these courses with environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, and water quality management.

 

Share This:

Subscribe to Receive New Blog Post Notifications

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *