Pilots Golf Classic
Want to have a great time and support LSUS too?
Sponsor a team or volunteer at the 2017 LSUS Alumni Capital One Pilots Golf Classic!
THE TOURNAMENT DATE IS LIKELY TO BE IN APRIL 2017 AT EAST RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB.
East Ridge is known throughout the ArkLaTex as having one of the most challenging golf courses around. The Par 71, 18-hole course is 6,831 yards long and is as daunting as it is beautiful. Quite naturally, East Ridge is home to some of the area's most prestigious tournaments. LSUS was delighted to offer this great venue to our loyal golfers. Click here for the East Ridge score card.
Sponsorships range from a $250 Fairway Sponsorship (course signage and media mentions) to the $750 Titanium Sponsorship (one 4-person team plus course signage and media mentions) to the $2500 Platinum Sponsorship (two, 4-person teams plus course signage, media mentions, and contest-naming opportunity).
Greens fees, carts, driving range practice, Campus Federal Putting Contest, a Closest to the Pin Contest (currently open to sponsorship), Landers FIAT Hole in One Contest, Courtesy Golf Car Hole in One Contest, mulligans, beverages, snacks, lunch, dinner and GREAT PRIZES (door, team and contest) are included in the sponsorship fee. You can also participate in our famous Silent Auction!
NEW for 2016 - Bobby Wilson, 5-Time World Long Drive Champion, hit long drives for the teams on the precarious Par 5 Hole #7 and requested scholarship donations. If any player had capitalized on Bobby's effort and made a Hole in 2, he/she would have won a Pebble Beach Weekend! Unfortunately, no winners this year, but everyone enjoyed watching Bobby's awesome swing. Three players came very close to winning the trip. In fact, one landed his shot in the hole, but the pesky ball sprang right back out! Better luck next year...
Since its beginning in 1999, the Pilots Classic has raised $270,000 in profits for scholarships, programs, projects and services that benefit LSUS.
Our 2016 sponsors were:
TITLE SPONSOR -
- Platinum Sponsors - Campus Federal Credit Union; Cypress Bend Resort; Texas Roadhouse
- Gold Sponsors - Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; Landers FIAT; McAlister's Deli; Yelverton & Associates - a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.; Somdal Associates, LLC
- Titanium Sponsors - Acadian Ironworks; Barksdale Federal Credit Union; Benteler Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corp.; Camus Electric Company; Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Shreveport; Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Inc.; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Fire Tech Systems, Inc.; Kintzing Electrical Contractors; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Music Mountain Water; Pinnacle Asset Management Group; Pro Financial - In Memory of Andrew Miciotto; Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers; Signs At Work; Young Equipment Solutions
- Fairway Sponsors - Courtesy Golf Cars
The 2016 event at East Ridge was a huge success and the Alumni Association raised more than $14,000 in profits for LSUS.
Click here to access photos from the 2016 tournament.
Capital One Bank #1 took First Place Prize for Flight 1!
Other 2016 Team and Contest Winners were:
- Flight #1: 1st - Capital One #1; 2nd - Kintzing Electrical Contractors; 3rd - Yelverton & Associates; 4th Liberty Mutual Insurance
- Flight #2: 1st - Acadian Ironworks; 2nd - Campus Federal Credit Union #2; 3rd - Fire Tech Systems, Inc.; 4th - Carr, Riggs & Ingram #2
- Campus Federal Putting Contest - 1st - Frank Warner/Benteler Steel; 2nd - Jason Rampmaier/Campus Federal #2; 3rd - Trey Gibson/Campus Federal #1
- Chancellor's Challenge Contest - Camus Electric Company attained the dubious honor of being the team with the highest score for the day!
- Closest to the Pin Contests - James Hunter/Carr, Riggs & Ingram #1; Evan Rushing; Matt Crotty/Carr, Riggs & Ingram #2; Billy Parks/Kintzing Electrical Contractors