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2014 Bring Back WWU Football Golf Classic

The 2014 Bring Back WWU Football Golf Classic will be held on Friday, July 11th at 1 pm at Avalon Golf Links in Skagit County.

The cost is $125 if you register now, and $140 if you pay on the day of the tournament.

We have set up our online store to accept your registration and payment of tournament fees.

Number of Golfers
Choose your golf package from the drop down list on the left and then select Buy Now to purchase.

Golf Classic Tournament guidelines:

  • Format is Scramble
  • We are playing on the West and North nines
  • Men play from the green tees, Women play from the purple tees
  • Each team will need to designate a team captain for a short meeting prior to teeing off
  • Each player on the team tees off from the tee box. The team members select the best tee shot of the four, and ALL golfers then play their second shot from that location.
  • Play is continued in this manner until the hole is completed. After the hole is completed, the team score is recorded and play continues under the same guidelines on the remaining holes.
  • Teams must use a minimum of (3) drives per player
  • Each player may use (2) mulligans over their round, (1) on front nine, (1) on back nine

Golf Classic Guest Host: Randy Hart

One of the most respected coaches in the collegiate ranks, Randy Hart is in his fifth season on the Stanford staff as defensive line coach in 2014. This season marks Hart’s 45th as a collegiate coach, with stops at six other schools including Tampa, Iowa State, Purdue, Ohio State, Washington and Notre Dame.

Hart has been a member of 26 bowl teams in his coaching career, including nine Rose Bowl squads. His most recent New Year’s Day in Pasadena was Stanford's second consecutive Rose Bowl appearance.

In 2013, Hart coached three players to All-Pac-12 honors, including fifth-year senior Ben Gardner who was named to the first team despite missing the second half of the season with an injury. Gardner was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Under Hart’s watch in 2013, the Cardinal defense ranked 14th nationally in total defense and was third in the country in rushing defense. The defensive line played a significant role in Stanford’s squad leading the nation in sacks for a second consecutive season.

Hart had a hand in Stanford’s NCAA-best and school-record 57 sacks in 2012. The Cardinal led the Pac-12 in scoring defense (17.21), total defense (336.21), rushing defense (97.0), sacks (4.07) and tackles for loss (9.00).

Gardner and Henry Anderson both earned 2012 All-Pac-12 second team honors, each ranking among the top-15 in the conference and top-75 nationally in tackles for loss.

Hart was named the 2012 FootballScoop.com Defensive Line Coach of the Year.

Under Hart’s tutelage, the defensive line as played a key role in the turnaround of Stanford’s defensive fortunes. In 2011, the Cardinal led the nation in rushing defense (84.4).

During his 21-year tenure as the defensive line coach at Washington, Hart helped guide the Huskies to 12 bowl appearances, including three straight Rose Bowl trips from 1991-93. His 1991 Husky defensive unit helped the school win its first national championship.

Hart coached 14 first-team All-Pac-10 Conference players while at Washington, and 11 of his players were selected in the NFL Draft. Hart developed four All-Americans, three winners of the Morris Trophy (awarded to the conference’s top lineman) and two players of the year.

One of his prized pupils at Washington was All-America Steve Emtman, who was the recipient of the 1991 Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. In 2007, Emtman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Hart’s first full-time coaching job was at the University of Tampa in 1972 under head coach Earle Bruce.

A three-year football letterwinner, Hart was a member of Ohio State’s 1969 Rose Bowl and national championship team that finished 10-0. Hart was also a member of the Buckeye wrestling team in 1966.

The native of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from South High School in Willoughby, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Ohio State.

Randy and his wife, Linda, have two sons, Jay and John. John was a three-time football letterwinner at Washington and graduated in 2002.

Prizes

Do you have an item or prize you would like to donate to the field this year? Contact Golf Classic Event Coordinator Gary Grim or Kirk Kriskovich to make a donation! You can join the growing list of sponsors by making a gift in kind.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:

  • Returning hole sponsors providing their support for this event will be charged $125.
  • New hole sponsors will be charged $150.
  • 'Presented by' sponsorships are now available. Sponsorships at this level are $500 and ensure that the sponsors receive TWO complimentary rounds of golf, special notation and placement at the event, as well as below-the-title mention in all future mailings and marketing materials. Presented by sponsorship areas still available include:
    • Event host
    • Driving range
    • Putting green
    • Dining area
    • No-host bar
    • Beverage service

Sponsorship Level
Choose your sponsorship level from the drop down list on the left and then select Buy Now to purchase.

Eleven More Football Programs to Launch by 2016 Season

The rest of the economy may not be so fortunate, but the jobs report for college football coaching has never been healthier. 

According to a report released by the National Football Foundation on Tuesday, a dozen new football programs are set to officially put the pads on less than a month from now. That's in addition to the five that launched in 2012, the nine in 2011, the six in 2010, the five in 2009 and the eight in 2008. On top of that, 11 more programs will begin play from 2014-16. 

Overall, college football's membership will grow by 56 members from 2008-16. 

That begs the question, especially in light of the concussion issues the sport is battling right now, why so many schools are racing to build programs.

“Football on campus really completes the college experience for students, and a lot of people felt that was lacking once football was dropped," said East Tennessee State athletic director Richard Sadler, whose school will join the Southern Conference of FCS in 2015. "We see football as the part of the brand of the university to reach out to the community and create opportunities for a lot of folks. There are just a tremendous number of reasons to add football.”

For small schools, adding football benefits the university by boosting male enrollment. For others, it's a way to get alumni more involved in the university. Most often, schools add football programs simply because there's no better way to enhance the profile of an entire university.

"It’s ironic given all of the concern about the concussion issue with football that you don’t see schools dropping, but you do see schools adding because of what it gives you," said Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino. "It elevates the school to a different level. It gives you an activity that becomes

the central rallying point for the entire campus for the alumni, the boosters, to a far greater extent than any other sport, and that is where the attraction is."

Spread from Florida to Oregon, the 56 new teams hail from 25 states and will join 23 separate conferences spread across all four divisions of the NCAA, the NAIA and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. 

See the list of new programs, courtesy of the National Football Foundation

What is included with
my registration fee?

The tournament fee includes two meals, round of golf, cart, and a bunch of extras!
You receive:

  • Boxed lunch prior to the round (Hoagie, chips, cookie or candy bar, and water)
  • 18 holes of golf (green fees)
  • Cart
  • Unlimited range balls
  • Scoring
  • Field Prize (a sleeve of ‘Bring Back WWU Football’ golf balls)
  • 3 drink tickets
  • Dinner after the round (Pulled pork on Kaiser roll, green salad, cole slaw, beans, brownie, iced tea)
  • *no-host bar @ dinner for those that want to partake
  • Q&A Session with our guest host

Video
Victor E. Viking (WWU Mascot) and Wellington the Wilcat take part in an epic
Click to View More Videos on YouTubeVictor E. Viking vs. Wellington Wildcat: 2008
Highlights of theWWU/St. Cloud St. contest in Bellingham on Nov. 6, 2007. WWU won 18-15. Video uploaded by showmeurtips55.
Click to View More Videos on YouTubeWWU vs. St. Cloud State: 2007 Highlights
 

Schedule and Meals

Schedule:

  • 11:00 am to 1:15 pm – Check in, driving range/putting green warm up, view raffle items, mingle with golfers
  • 1:00 pm – team captains meeting at tournament facility
  • 1:15 pm – load up in carts, cruise to team’s designated hole
  • 1:30 pm – grip it and and rip it!

After completion of round

  • Captains please submit your team scorecard to pro-shop
  • Return to tournament facility for Dinner
    • Q&A with our guest host
    • Awarding of tee prizes and prize giveaway - must enter to win

Meals:

Box Lunch prior to the round

  • Hoagie sandwich
  • Chips
  • Cookie
  • Water

Dinner after completion of round

  • Pulled Pork on fresh Kaiser
  • Green Salad
  • Creamy coleslaw
  • Slow cooked baked beans
  • Homemade brownie
  • Avalon sweet tea