DATE: POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS
***Please be advised this tournament has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidelines put in place by Northwestern State University and executive orders issued by the Governor of Louisiana.
Registered players and sponsors impacted by the postponement will be contacted. Others with inquiries may contact Tournament Chairman Benjamin Butcher at (318) 230-0020 or email golf@pikappNSU.org.
We do anticipate holding the annual tournament at a later date, to be set once appropriate health and safety clearances have been announced by local, state, and institutional entities.
The Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is proud to host their 14th annual golf tournament on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the scenic Northwestern Hills Golf Course (6440 Hwy 1 Bypass Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457).
$50.00 per player, which includes: green fees, team golf cart, drinks & lunch. Tournament registration is now open, however, players and teams may also register at 11:00 a.m. the day of the tournament. Mulligans will be offered for $10 (limit two per player). Please make checks payable to “Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.”
Complete team or individual player registration by using the form at the bottom of this page or download the registration & sponsorship form, by clicking here.
Tournament will be a scramble with 2-person teams. Those not entering as a team will be placed with a partner. Individual contests will be held for longest drive and closest to the pin, in addition to gimmick holes such as: draw the club, girls putt, speed putt, & alternate shot. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m.
Following the tournament, cash and prizes will be awarded to the winning team, 2nd place, the ‘Longest Drive’ winner, and to the winner of ‘Closest to Pin.’
1. If golf tournament is canceled due to weather or other events, player will receive a full refund.
2. If player is a “no-show”, entry fee is non-refundable.
Area businesses, organizations, and individuals are invited to support the students leaders of Pi Kappa Phi through hole sponsorships. Your logo and a message will be placed on a sign at each hole, as well as on our website, www.pikappNSU.org.
Blue level: $50 sponsorship will feature business logo & information on a placard at a tee box during the tournament. Business name listed on golf tournament page at http://www.pikappNSU.org and Facebook.
Gold level: $125 sponsorship will feature business logo & information on a placard at a tee box during tournament. Business name listed on golf tournament page at http://www.pikappNSU.org and Facebook. Sponsorship also includes two complimentary player entries into golf tournament.
Deadline for sponsor participation is Thursday, March 26. For more information, please contact Tournament Chairman Benjamin Butcher at (318) 230-0020 or email golf@pikappNSU.org.
Bring the whole family to Natchitoches, as this will be a great extended weekend to visit! Friday, April 3, NSU is hosting its popular ‘Flavor of Louisiana’ fundraiser, featuring music, cocktails and specialty dishes from some of Louisiana’s most notable chefs. Click here for more information.
The Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist with overnight accommodations at area bed & breakfasts and hotels. Click here for more information.
HOLE GAMES & CONTESTS
Unless otherwise indicated, the tournament will be a scramble format. The following contests and gimmick holes will also be in play. Contest/gimmick assignments will be announced prior to the start of the tournament. At registration, teams will receive a rundown of the format/gimmick for each hole.
FOUR BALL: For each team, Player A will play his lie all the way to the cup. Their partner, Player B, will simultaneously play their ball all the way to the cup. Once the hole is completed, the partner with the best score will be the one used to score the hole.
GIRLS PUTT: Here’s where we get to enjoy the talents of some of the ladies that love our fraternity. Regular scramble rules apply until the ball they play comes to rest on the green. The players can decide which of the ladies they would like to recruit to putt for them. From there, the girls putt until the ball is sunk. Teams may coach their putters.
DRAW THE CLUB: The name of each of the 14 clubs is placed in a hat. Each player draws one of the names. That is the club each player will have to use for that particular shot, all the way to the cup. This results in some really challenging shots and comical efforts, such as trying to hit a tee shot with a putter. Players will use the same club on subsequent holes designated “Draw the Club.”
ALTERNATE SHOT: One player hits the first drive. Their partner then hits the ball from wherever it lands, and so on, until the ball is in the cup.
SPEED PUTT: A polo-style approach to putting. As long as the player gets to the ball before it stops rolling, they are allowed to putt again without counting as a separate stroke.
CLOSEST TO PIN: The person who plays the hole first will write their name and the distance from their ball to the hole on the provided marker. When another player hits a ball closer, they write down their name and distance. This continues until everyone has completed play. At the end of the tournament, the player hitting a drive closest to the pin wins the prize!
LONGEST DRIVE: The object is to hit the longest and straightest drive during the course of play. In order to win the contest, the player’s shot must be in the fairway when it comes to rest. A marker is provided to mark the distance of the longest drive. At the end of the tournament, the player with the longest drive wins the prize!
MULLIGANS: Do-overs will be available at the time of registration. A mulligan is a stroke that is replayed from the spot of the previous stroke without penalty, due to an errant shot made on the previous stroke. The result is that the hole is played and scored as if the first errant shot had never been made.