Big Rapids, Mich. - Another record turnout is expected and spots are filling fast for the 16th annual Ferris State University Men's Basketball Alumni and Friends Golf Outing that will be held Wednesday, July 24, 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.
"This outing has propelled us to a record five-straight 20 win seasons," said FSU head coach Andy Bronkema. "We encourage everyone to come out and celebrate with us. 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 six years as the annual outing continues to grow, including nearly 150 golfers each of the past three 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 19 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, following a historic 2017-18 season in which FSU went 38-1 overall and won the school's first NCAA Division II National Championship, the Bulldogs compiled a 20-12 overall record under head coach Andy Bronkema while notching its fifth-straight 20-win campaign. The Bulldogs placed second in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division standings.
Along with the second-place league finish, the Bulldogs also reached the GLIAC Tournament for the fifth consecutive year and earned the right to host a quarterfinal-round home contest. Overall, FSU went 12-3 at home this season inside Jim Wink Arena. The past five years with 20 or more wins ranks as the greatest five-year stretch in program history.