Big Rapids, Mich. - Following a national championship season, another record turnout is expected and spots are filling fast for the 15th annual Ferris State University Men's Basketball Alumni and Friends Golf Outing that will be held Wednesday, July 25, at FSU's Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich.
All Bulldog fans and friends are invited to take part in the four-person scramble, which serves as one of the program's primary fundraising events. The 18-hole outing will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., and a 9:45 a.m. rules meeting followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start.
"I'm looking forward to another great outing and celebrating a historic season of Bulldog Basketball," said FSU head coach Andy Bronkema. "We encourage everyone to come out and celebrate with the National Champions. The support we generate from this outing will help keep us on an Elite level."
More than 100 golfers have took part in the event each of the last five years as the annual outing continues to grow, including nearly 150 golfers each of the past two years.
The entry fee, which is $100 per person or $400 a team, includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a postgame luncheon at Buffalo Wild Wings following play, raffle, silent auction and many other activities throughout the round. A great package of team and individual prizes will also be awarded. In addition, members of the Bulldog men's basketball program and various FSU Athletics Department staff will be on hand throughout the day.
Business and individual sponsorships are also available, including tee sponsorships ($125) or a corporate package that includes a foursome and a tee sponsorship for $475. All proceeds from the outing support the men's basketball program.
For more information regarding either the outing or to register, please contact Head Coach Andy Bronkema in the FSU Men's Basketball Office by calling (231) 437-0567. A registration form can also be downloaded from this page and online payment is available. Deadline for registration is July 20 or while availability remains.
More information on Katke Golf Course can be found at www.katkegolf.com.
Ferris State's Katke Golf Course ranks among the finest University-owned golf courses in the United States. The course covers over 6,847 yards and is the highest point in Mecosta County, helping to define the scenic West Michigan landscape. Katke has won the Mecosta Country Peoples' Choice Awards for favorite golf range and favorite golf course in the area in recent years.
Designed by Robert Beard, Katke Golf Course opened for public play in 1974. The golf course has undergone some major renovations since 2004. Katke is a true test for any caliber of player.
This past season, Ferris State captured the school's first national championship and also matched the all-time NCAA Division II record for victories in a season with a 38-1 campaign. FSU, which topped Northern State 71-69 in the national championship game in Sioux Falls, S.D., capped a magical season which saw the Bulldogs match the all-time NCAA Division II record for most wins in a year while finishing with a 38-1 mark.
FSU also won its second consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Regular Season Championship, a fourth-straight GLIAC Tournament title and the Midwest Regional crown in 2017-18. The Bulldogs have presently made four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament under Bronkema's direction.