The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi baseball team will host its inaugural golf tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4th, at the Oso Beach Golf Course, and will feature Islanders Baseball alumni from throughout the years. Registration for the event is currently underway, with a Jan. 30 deadline to sign up.
"We are excited to offer our alumni and all Islanders fans another avenue to connect with our program," said head coach Scott Malone. "As our baseball program continues to grow, this golf tournament will provide fans and alumni an opportunity to build new relationships around the Coastal Bend."
The event kicks off the 2012 season for the Islanders and will serve as a venue to meet, develop and strengthen relationships between the coaching staff, alumni, fans and friends of the program. The tournament format is a two-man scramble with players using the best ball after each shot.
"Corpus Christi is destination city," said Malone. "We are looking forward to hosting a fun golf outing that will bring our current players and staff closer to our alumni, fans and community members."
Individual prices start at $60 for a single person that includes lunch and a round of golf in the 'Single' package. The 'Double' features a round of golf, in addition to lunch, one mulligan and adidas Islanders Baseball polo at $110. A 'Triple' is all of the above, in addition to an adidas Islanders Baseball hat and two season tickets for Islanders Baseball at a cost of $300.
Team packages include the 'Homerun' and 'Grand Slam' options for a two-person team. The 'Homerun' is $110 for two rounds of golf and two lunches. The 'Grand Slam' is $200 for golf, lunch and Islanders Baseball polos for two.
Hole sponsorships are also available, with a 'Walk-Off Homerun' set at $500 for two people, with rounds of golf, lunch, adidas Islanders Baseball polos and hats, as well as two season tickets for the 2012 season and a hole sponsorship space.
The event will feature Islanders coaches and former players, as the alumni game is scheduled for the next day, Sunday, Feb. 5, on the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi campus.
"As a new addition to alumni weekend, the golf outing should be a great way for our former players, who put A&M-Corpus Christi on the map, to connect with the current players that are trying to take the program to new heights," said Malone.
Registration on the day of the tournament begins at 11:00 a.m., with lunch being served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the golf course. Play begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.
For more information, and to print out a registration form, visit http://www.GoIslanders.com.
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