Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Event
Gathering to Support McClure Students
Join us on Thursday and Friday, September 21-22, for our annual event!
Event proceeds will benefit the J. Warren McClure School Advisory Board Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Endowment.
Event questions? Contact Nick Lathrop and follow us on LinkedIn.
Registration will open in June.
|Thursday, September 21|
Ohio University Inn
|Friday, September 22 - Golf Outing|
Athens Country Club
Tournament Shotgun Start
Athens Country Club
Open to non-golfers as well
|2:30 - 4 p.m.||
19th Hole Social and Awards
Athens Country Club Clubhouse
Lonsbury Event Details
- Reception & Banquet
- Golf Tournament Participants
- Accommodations at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center
More details coming soon.
Golf Classic Rules
All play will be governed by the U.S.G.A. Rules of Golf
Four‑Person Lauderdale Scramble. Each player will hit the tee shot. The players will choose the ball in the best position and all four players will play from that point. This format will be used until hole is completed.
Bogey is your friend and the highest score you can take on any given hole.
Teams will use a minimum of 2 tee shots by each player – one on the front nine ‑ one on the back nine.
Men shall play the first 9 holes from the White Tee‑Markers and the second 9 holes from the
Women shall play from the Red Tee‑Markers both times around.
|Preferred lies||Players may improve the lie of the ball one club‑length of its original lie no nearer the hole. The ball must remain in it’s original condition. A ball in the rough must remain in the rough, a ball in a bunker must remain in the bunker, etc.. Once the ball is on the putting surface the ball may be moved one putter‑head length, no nearer the hole.|
|Ties||All ties will be decided by scorecard playoff, starting with the #1 Handicap hole, then #2 and working forward until a hole has been won.|
Prizes awarded for:
|Mulligans||Mulligans may be purchased in advance, two per person and eight per foursome. Mulligans may be used on any shot including putts but are not to be used on the prize holes.|
In 2002, Thomas Lonsbury — an avid golfer and member of the McClure School Advisory Board — suggested that the board establish a scholarship for outstanding students in the McClure ITS program and fund it with proceeds from a golf classic. The board agreed and promptly named Lonsbury chair of the advisory board for the Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Golf Classic.
Lonsbury chaired the event until his death in 2012. That year’s tournament was the first to be called the Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic. Advisory board member Garon Gentzel took over leadership of the event for eight seasons. New advisory board member Nick Lathrop will continue the tradition of keeping our alumni engaged with their university.
Our Hall of Champions
|2022||Progressive Insurance||Score: 59||
|2021||Nationwide Insurance||Score: 62||Tod Bickley
|2019||Progressive Insurance||Score: 62||Ray Mack
|Score: 62||Mike Casey
|2017||Progressive Insurance||Score: 60||Kacee Babinger
|2016||Score: 61||Joe Wiles
|2015||Score: 61||Tim Linson
|2014||Score: 61||Tim Linson
|2013||Score: 60||Tom Cunningham
|2012||Score: 59||Sean Davidson
|2011||Score: 59||Jason Ice
|2010||Score: 57||James Frost
|2009||Score: 59||Ken Bailey
|2008||Score: 60||Tom Grosh
|2007||Pepsi-7UP/Nortel||Score: 60||Randy Denny
|2006||Progressive Insurance||Score: 61||Brian Chylik
|2005||OU Binge Brothers Assoc.||Score: 62||Tom Grosh
|2004||OU Binge Brothers Assoc.||Score: 61||Tom Grosh
|2003||Avaya||Score: 62||Jeff Courtright
|2002||Avaya||Score: 30||Jeff Courtright
(9 holes played due to Hurricane Isidore)
Thank you to our tournament sponsors