Houston Golf Tournaments
Played on Sunday of the event weekend, this tournament recognizes the major sponsors of GAC. Play is on Deerwood and the Forest courses for Diamond, Platinum and the $5,000 Longpré Memorial ProAm teams. Festivities start with breakfast served by the United Airlines 777 BBQ Cook Team, then snacks for lunch and a sit down dinner with beverages and entertainment also provided by the United Team. Token prizes are awarded to the winning teams from each course.
Longpré Memorial Pro-Am
The Longpre Memorial ProAm is held in honor of Michael Scott Longpré, and is a South Texas PGA sanctioned event sponsored by the William Stamps Farish Fund. It is played on Monday at the Deerwood Club. Local club pros from the South Texas PGA and others with similar status from surrounding PGA sections play for the largest purse in the Houston area – 1st place payout is $10,000 of a total purse of $25,000. The pros are paired with their sponsoring amateur teams that play for token prizes. This event has gained in popularity over the years and is now one of the largest revenue generators for the Houston GAC events. Its growth has prompted an expected 2 course event this year with 2 – 1st place $10,000 payouts and a total purse of $40,000.
The main golf tournament takes place on Monday. This was the initial outing that started GAC. Texas PGA pros, sponsors, celebrities and individual players participate in this event held at Kingwood Country Club. Players enjoy the fun of the weekend while vying for token prizes. Included in the day’s festivities are breakfast snacks, a box lunch and an awards dinner provided by Humble Outback Steakhouse. The dinner also includes an auction and our celebrity entertainers.
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