Bruneau golf tournament funds scholarships

Media Contact: Emily Erickson, 919-513-2034 or

Golfers can play a round on North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and raise money for scholarships Tuesday, Sept. 25 during the annual Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser.

The fourth edition of the tournament, which honors retired N.C. State professor and turfgrass expert Dr. Art Bruneau, begins at 8 a.m. There is a $100 per player registration fee, and players may sign up through the TurfFiles website.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund scholarships for N.C. State students in the N.C. State turfgrass program. Last year, the tournament raised $9,000 for scholarships.

Participants will be eligible to win a number of prizes. Parks Chevrolet of Kernersville has agreed to provide three vehicles, Smith Turf and Irrigation will be providing a Toro Workman utility vehicle, and the NC State Turf Program is offering a $10,000 cash prize to any golfer shooting a hole-in-one on any of the five par-3 holes on the course. The tournament also will feature closest-to-the-pin, longest drive and longest putt contests, with winners taking home merchandise from the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Other golfers will win gift certificates for rounds at the Lonnie Poole golf course.

Weed Man, a lawn care service, is sponsoring a putting contest, post-tournament cookout and awards ceremony, while Quali-Pro, a turf products company, will provide drinks for the tournament. The winner of the putting contest will have a chance to sink a 50-foot putt. A successful 50-foot putt will win the putter $5,000 and add $5,000 to the scholarship fund, both amounts provided by Weed Man.

The golf tournament is sponsored by The NC Agricultural Foundation, Weed Man, Smith Turf and Irrigation and the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association. For more information or to register, click here.

Written by: Suzanne Stanard, 919-513-3126 or

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2 responses on “Bruneau golf tournament funds scholarships

  1. Golfzoo says:

    Congrats for coming up with this kind of event. Goodluck to all the golfers who will participate.

  2. mad.madrasi says:

    This is a real innovative way to fund scholarships. I see the program is tomorrow. Good luck.
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