IRGF GRAND SLAM Golf Events
Indian River Golf Foundation
The Indian River Golf Foundation (IRGF), a 501 (c) (3) entity has established four annual IRGF GRAND SLAM events for adult participation. Some of these are pro and amateur golf tournaments where a team consisting of a PGA golf professional and an adult amateur compete for the win. The purpose of these events is to promote community awareness of IRGF youth player development programs, highlight the need for volunteer support, and supplement IRGF fundraising activities.
The annual Mayor’s Cup brings together 12 area PGA golf professionals paired with 12 of the area’s top amateur player, by invitation only, in a fun two-day competition. The winning team is awarded the Alex MacWilliam, Sr. Trophy in a special presentation by the City Mayor. At a highlight moment, the Steven C. Owen Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a high level of courage and perseverance in life challenges while supporting the game of golf.
The annual Symetra Pro-Am, an open tournament for male and female participants, offers a unique format of play where 12 members of the Symetra/LPGA tours and 12 area PGA/LPGA/Teaching professionals make up 24 captains playing golf with 24 teams of 3 adult amateurs per team. Amateurs partner for 9 holes with a Symetra/LPGA professional – then partner for 9 holes of golf with an area PGA/LPGA/Teaching professional.
Friday features the 12 members of the Symetra/LPGA tours paired with 12 amateurs. Saturday features the 24 teams. Youth members of the IRGF Player’s Club are invited to participate as special guests.
Alma Lee Loy TEAM Challenge
The annual Alma Lee Loy TEAM Challenge, open to female participants is designed to support IRGF girls golf initiatives. The tournament features combinations of teams with 4 female amateurs or area female professionals paired with 3 female amateur players. This amateur golf tournament is in honor and memory of Alma Lee Loy, an icon in Indian River County for her service to community and love of the game of golf. Youth golfers are invited to a golf shot exhibition by a guest professional then join the tournament participants at the Awards Presentation.
Open to all interested male and female participants, the annual Founder’s Cup follows the Mission Statement of the IRGF by honoring Traditions of the Game. This event showcases individuals who have contributed to the game of golf either as a founder of an area golf facility, played the game at a high level or served the game and community. These individuals are honored at the Wall of Honor Dinner on Thursday evening featuring special commemorative wall plaque presentations followed by a guest speaker. Also showcased are the special invited youth from the IRGF Player’s Club. On Saturday, the Celebration Community Golf Tournament takes place with Gross and Net Divisions.
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