Old American Club to Host Rod Pampling Golf Classic
The Old American Golf Club in Colony Texas, the award-winning Tripp Davis/Justin Leonard design that honors the “Golden Age” of golf architecture, will host the 2015 Rod Pampling Golf Classic charity tournament, October 12th. Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the shotgun has a 9am start with registration at 7:30am. Pampling and several of his friends from the Web.com and PGA Tours are scheduled to appear.
To participate in the event or to learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Amy Van Vranken at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 214-871-2222 or email her at AVanVranken@cff.org.
A pre-tournament cocktail reception and live auction emceed by CBS Sports golf commentator Ian Baker-Finch and local television personality John Rhadigan will be held from 7-10pm on October 11 at the Glass Cactus Cocktail Lounge at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine. Tickets are $75.
Auction items up for bid include a trip to Antigua, a TPC Sawgrass golf getaway, a duck hunt for 4 with David Feherty, a skiing excursion with an Olympian and many more. The 2014 charity event raised more than $140,000, increasing the overall total of funds generated to more than $1 million.
“We’re thrilled once again to be the host venue for the Rod Pampling Golf Classic and to be part of a wonderful event for such a worthy cause,” says Mike McCabe, GM of Old American. “We invite area golfers to sign up and help cure and control this devastating disease, while also revisiting Old American and our exciting plans for 2016.”
Rod sports the Old American logo on his golf bag and holds the course record at 66. Earlier this year, the Dallas resident won the BMW Charity Pro-Am in South Carolina on the Web.com Tour. He finished 17th on the money list which will allow him to return to the PGA Tour in 2016.
Inspired by the “Golden Age” of golf course architecture between 1911 and 1937, Old American Golf Club’s natural contours, hazard styles, native grasses and green complexes were influenced by such masterpieces as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, and Prairie Dunes.
Acclaimed architect Tripp Davis, an accomplished amateur player and former All-American at the University of Oklahoma, and PGA Tour and Ryder Cup star Justin Leonard, who played at the University of Texas, toured and played a handful of America’s classic golf courses prior to starting the design process for Old American.
The result is a golf course that emphasizes strategy and shot-making and flows with a natural rhythm from the first tee to the 18th green. Old American features six sets of tees, ranging from the 5,215-yard forward to the 7,174-yard “Leonard” tournament tees. Davis and Leonard conceived the routing with both medal and match play in mind, as golfers are required to hold “steady to par” through a number of holes, but enticed to gamble on birdie or better during select stretches of the course.
For more information you can call 972-370-4653 or go to www.OldAmericanGolfClub.com.