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Two High Profile Charity Golf Events, One Day

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by

Categories: Baseball, Golf

PCTSM once again teamed up with the Detroit Tigers to present the 21st Annual Major League Scramble at Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Lakeland on February 26, as the official kick-off to Spring Training in Polk County. This unique event provides a rare opportunity for participants to spend a day on the course with Detroit Tigers players, coaches, alumni and legends. The charity tournament is traditionally held the Friday before the Tigers first game of the Spring Training season. Proceeds from the scramble benefit local youth organizations on behalf of The Detroit Tigers Foundation of Florida.

Major League Scramble at Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Lakeland

PCTSM staff worked diligently before the scramble with promotions and event logistics. Staff also coordinated event logistics during the tournament, including registration of participants, organizing of raffle tickets and auction items, set-up and break-down of the course and more. The Detroit Tigers are excellent community partners and co-hosting the annual scramble is just one of the many ways PCTSM works to continue the strong and lasting relationship it has with the Tigers organization. The 2016 spring season marks the club’s 51st consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium – and 80 years of Detroit Tiger Spring Training in Lakeland. This is longest-standing relationship in Major League Baseball between a team and a Spring Training host city.

Barkley Bean Bryant and Friends Scramble Ryan Ritchie and Jack Nicklaus

February 26 was popular for scrambles… Taking place across town from the Major League Scramble was the 11th Annual Barkley, Bean, Bryant and Friends, at The First Tee of Lakeland. The nine-hole, scramble-style event, held in honor of George W. Jenkins, was hosted by former Champions Tour golfers Andy Bean and Brad Bryant, along with former NBA star and current NBA television analyst, Charles Barkley. The tournament featured a star-studded lineup including Paul Azinger, from Bradenton, who captained the winning U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2008 and Lee Janzen, the two-time U.S. Open champion out of Lakeland High School and Florida Southern College. Additional Champions Tour pros included Jim Thorpe, Bart Bryant and Jim Dent, as well as the Golden Bear himself, 18-time Major Champion Jack Nicklaus, who gave the crowd some putting lessons before hitting the course. The event is

The First Tee chapter’s major annual fundraiser and has raised more than $1.7 million in its 11 year run. Since 2005, The First Tee of Lakeland has provided more than 10,000 young people of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

Contact: Kelly Rote
Visit Central Florida
Kelly@VisitCentralFlorida.org

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