PLOWBOY UP: First Financial Bank presents 26th annual Plowboy Shootout

These guys are gearing up for the 26th annual Plowboy Shootout. Shown are (left to right) David Tomlinson, Troy Jones, Tarleotn athletic director Lonn Reisman, First Financial Bank president Trent Swearingen, Robert Lemons of First Financial Bank, event chairperson Perry Elliott, Steve Peacock and Byron Anderson. || Courtesy Tarleton Athletics

Special to The Flash

STEPHENVILLE (May 26, 2017) — The Tarleton Athletics Department invites you to join us for the 26th annual First Financial Bank Plowboy Shootout to take place at Squaw Creek Golf Course in Willow Park on Friday, June 23. The golf tournament benefits the Tarleton Athletics scholarship fund.

The entry fee is $400 per team ($100 per player) for the four-person scramble. There are a pair of tee time flights again this year, with the first tee time set to begin at 8 a.m. and the afternoon tee time at 1:30 p.m. Check-in times are one hour prior to the tee time. Both tee times will have a shotgun start. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. and lunch will be served between tee times.

“This is our most important fundraiser of the year because all this money goes to the scholarship fund for the Tarleton student-athletes,” said Tarleton athletic director Lonn Reisman. “This continues to be a very successful tournament over the years and one of the best tournaments in the area.”

This year the tournament returns to Squaw Creek after a one-year hiatus. The course underwent major renovation in the last year and will be a site to see for participating players.

Participants can sign up as individuals or as a team. Individual sign-ups will be assigned to a team. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 16. The entry fee includes the green fee, cart rental, continental breakfast, lunch, supper and beverages.

Those who are unable to play in the tournament but still want to support the student-athletes can purchase a hole sponsorship for $100. The hole sponsorship includes a sign at one of the 18 tee-boxes on the course recognizing your donation to the scholarship fund. All money raised through the Plowboy Shootout goes to Tarleton student-athlete scholarships and student-athlete enhancement.

The athletics department would like to emphasize that the tournament is offered to former Tarleton alumni and former student-athletes that donned the purple and white as well. The department’s focus is to get these groups more involved in their alma mater.

“We’d love to have everybody come out,” said Reisman. “The Stephenville and Tarleton State community, our fans, our boosters, our alumni and our former student-athletes all make this an important event. It’s a great time to reconnect. Everybody has a great time out on the course and it provides great fellowship and we’re looking forward to a very successful event on June 23rd.”

After the tournament, players will have a chance to win prizes through the annual drawing of tickets.

For more information, contact the Tarleton Athletic offices at 254-968-9178. To register for either a hole-sponsorship or to play, visit the website to download the forms for registration.


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