Eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time First Team All-Pro and Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith’s extreme talent doesn't end on the football field – he’s taking fundraising to the next level and raising money for underprivileged youth.
Smith and his wife, Pat, created the Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities to “offer kids education and experiences that broaden their opportunities for success.” To help raise funds for their organization, the Smiths host seven qualifying golf tournaments around the country, evaluating a team’s “fundraising skills [and]…golf ability.” At the end of the qualifying rounds, “the highest fundraising team and the best golfers from each tournament will be invited to the Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational” in Dallas in May 2014.
We look forward to the next qualifying round in Austin, as well as future qualifiers!
Tampa Palms Country Club — March 12, 2014
Queen’s Harbor Yacht & Country Club — March 17, 2014
Bear’s Best Atlanta — March 25, 2014
Las Colinas Country Club — March 31, 2014
Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club — April 14, 2014
(Quote and logo courtesy of emmittsmithgolfchallenge.com)
The Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic began this week at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. With more than 80 teams competing through this weekend, the 54-hole tournament promises to be a fun and spirited competition.
At the welcome reception and dinner, Australian golfer Greg Norman made an appearance. He spoke about life lessons he learned on the golf course and then opened the floor to questions from the audience. The crowd learned that Norman practiced golf techniques for 10 hours a day, six days a week and did not play rounds of golf between tournaments. His favorite tournament is The Masters and his favorite competitor was Seve Ballesteros, who passed away in 2011. Norman said that both of their games improved when they played together; Ballesteros had a strong short game, while Norman was better at long drives.
When they're not on the course, players and their spouses can enjoy Acura test-drives through the beautiful Texas Hill Country, visit Austin’s local attractions, meet new friends over dinner or cocktails and even win door prizes.