Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament will be held at the Donald Ross Golf Course, which is one of the three courses at the French Lick Resort. The Donald Ross Golf course opened in 1917, named for the iconic architect, Donald Ross, who designed it. The course is a par 70 and plays to 7,000 yards. The course underwent a $5 million renovation and when the project was completed, 80 of Ross' trademark bunkers with flat bottoms and deep, gnarly faces were once again in place along with expanded, square or rectangular shaped greens that severely undulate.

That being said, our scramble format tournament will be held on Wednesday June 24 with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Trophies will be awarded for the top teams. There will also be prizes for longest drive, men and women; and closest to the pin, men and women.

I want to emphasize that having fun is priority one! A scramble format is one where everyone tees off and the foursome selects the ball from which everyone hits their second shot. Team members move their ball to that position and everyone hits again from that spot. This goes on down the fairway and onto the green, each time deciding from which ball position everyone will hit. No matter what your golf skill level is, you will be able to contribute to your team either from a drive, fairway shot, approach to the green or putting. Don't worry, there are 18 holes, so plenty of opportunities!

Your golf fee will include, green fees, cart, golf shirt, and luncheon. The tournament is always a great experience, either playing with people you know (you can request your own foursome), or with new Porsche people. Please join us on a great day being in the outdoors with beautiful scenery, old and new acquaintances and having a great time! Hans Peter Porsche and Michael and Sandra (nee Mayr) Siegloch will be playing as well, so this is a wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with them in a smaller and relaxed setting.

There is a shuttle from both of the French Lick Resort Hotels to the golf course. For those of you wanting to rent clubs, that can be arranged at the time of registration for $45 extra, and your clubs will be waiting for you at the course on tournament day.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Kerry Biddle
2015 Parade Golf Chair