Mark your calendars and grab your golf bags, the Jacksonville University Golf Fundraiser is set for Nov. 6, 2017.
The event, which benefits the men's and women's programs, features a round of golf, lunch, dinner, tournament gifts and awards, all at beautiful Marsh Landing Country Club.
"This is an event we look forward to every year as it's great to interact with JU Golf supporters," said Women's Golf Head Coach Jennifer Borocz. "The money raised during this event is critical to our programs as we look to compete with the top teams in the country."
"Most of the progress men's golf has enjoyed is a direct result of booster support," said Men's Golf Head Coach Mike Blackburn.
Sponsorship levels start at $300, and all are tax deductible. JU golf is coming off of some of its best years in program history and you can help the programs reach even greater heights.
Recent fundraising efforts have led to the purchase of a van for the golf teams to use for transit and the Swisher Golf Practice Facility on campus.
The next project is a clubhouse located at the practice facility. This building will include team locker rooms for men's and women's golf, coaches offices, a team room, putting studio and two hitting bays with trackman technology.
"All of these improvements continue to help us attract better student athletes," said Blackburn.
For more information and to sign up for the event, contact Coach Borocz at email@example.com or (904) 256-7411.
JU men's golf is coming off of its first NCAA Championship appearance in program history last year, and already won the Bridgestone Invite this year for the second time in the last three years. David Wicks was Co-ASUN Men's Golfer of the Year, and Ryan Jahn and Raul Pereda were both named to the all-conference second team. Alum Russell Knox was also selected to the ASUN Hall of Fame.
The women's team earned the WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award last year after leading the country in team GPA with a 3.924, the only team to post over a 3.9. Five additional players earned WGCA All-Scholar awards for their efforts in the classroom. On the course, Michelle Forsland was named ASUN Freshman of the Year and all-conference first team, with Megan Collins making the All-ASUN Second Team.