21st Annual George “GG” Johnson Scholarship Golf Scramble
Saturday, August 21st Shawnee Golf Course 460 Northwestern Pkwy
GEORGE “G.G.” JOHNSON
George Johnson was the first and only African-American head golf pro in Kentucky. He began to learn the game at the age of 15 when he caddied at a segregated country club in Georgia. He turned pro in 1964 and qualified for the US Open in 1965. He received his tour card after successfully completing the PGA qualifying program (or graduating “Q” school) in 1968 and began playing in tournaments with the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Miller Barber, and Tom Kite. In 1971 he won
the Azalea Open and became the fourth African-American to ever win a PGA tournament. George spent a total of 10 years on the PGA Tour and three on the Senior Tour and remained a Lifetime Member of the PGA. In 1997, George became the head golf pro at Bobby Nichols Golf Course here in Louisville Metro. Unfortunately, George passed away in March of 2014, but his legacy and passion for the game still lives on through those he taught and the lives he has touched.
For 20 years, the Louisville Urban League in partnership with First Tee – Louisville and the PGA of America has hosted this scramble as a fundraiser for the Urban Youth Golf Program Scholarship Fund named in honor of George “G.G.” Johnson.
The scholarship fund has provided more than $100,000 to 45 graduating high school students.
Presenting Sponsor (1) – $5,000
Includes green/cart fees, range balls and lunches for two teams, hole sponsorship on two holes. Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in the program, Recognition on tournament signage, website recognition on all media promotions, and (2) threesomes in Golf Tournament Sponsor logo on special tournament promotional item. a mulligan for each player, goody bags, and a special gift for each team member. Hole Sponsorships on 2 holes.
Gold Sponsor – $800
Includes green/cart fees, range balls and lunches for two teams, (2 Threesomes) hole sponsorship on two holes, sponsorship recognition, a mulligan for each player, goody bags, and a special gift for each team member. Recognition as Gold Sponsor in program Recognition on tournament signage
Silver Team Sponsor – $400
Includes green/cart fees, range balls, and lunches for one team. Recognition as Silver Sponsor in the program. (1) Threesomes in Golf Tournament.
Individual Player – $100
Includes green/cart fees, range balls, and lunch for one person.
Hole Sponsor- $100
Company name/logo placed on hole sign and program recognition.
Each sponsored team includes three (3) golfers. A First Tee – Louisville participant will be selected to complete the team.
For more information about to learn more about sponsorship opportunities call Blake Hardesty (502) 772-9494
To register your team click the link below
First Tee – Louisville is an exempt nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code