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Golfing for a Special Cause

L-r: Jason Eberle, Phillip Webb, Scott Web, and Tom Pendergrass

On October 20, the alumni of the PGA Golf Management program, staff, and students at EKU hosted a tournament for a very important cause in the John Hines Classic. Seventy-six people played on 19 teams in a four person scramble to raise money for The ALS Association. John Hines is the head golf professional at the University Club at Arlington where the tournament was held.

Hines has been the Head Golf Professional at the University Club at Arlington since September 15, 2015. He is one of only eight in this position since the founding of the club in 1967. Most of John’s 20 years as a golf professional were spent as Director of Golf at Baiting Hollow Golf club in Baiting Hollow, NY.

Hines Classic trophyEarly this year, John was diagnosed with ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Hines has spent much of his career honoring others, and has been recognized for his achievements. A major achievement was received in 2011 by the PGA of America when he was given the National Patriot Award. Hines is committed and dedicated to the men and women who serve our country and created a tournament for veterans who have returned home from service abroad. So far, the tournament has raised $60,000 for the Fold of Honor Foundation. Now it is our turn to honor Mr. Hines.

The John Hines Classic provided an avenue for The University Club at Arlington members and alumni, and EKU's PGA Golf Management staff to raise over $4,000 for the ALS Association and for Mr. Hines' benefit. EKU’s Director of PGA Golf Management, Kim Kincer said, “John has been an advocate for our program and done an excellent job as head professional at Arlington. We are honoring John, raising money and awareness.”

Photo (Left to right) Jason Eberle, head professional at Gibson Bay Golf Course; Phillip Webb, PGA Golf Management student; Scott Webb, assistant professional at Gibson Bay Golf Course; and Tom Pendergrass.

Published on October 21, 2017

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