The ninth annual Doug Wood Golf Classic will be held on June 9. The beginning of the match will start at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start, meaning different groups will tee off at the same time from different holes. The event is followed by a dinner and an awards reception at 5 p.m.
The outing will be held at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club which is located at 346 Arnold Palmer Drive in Latrobe, Pa. The golf classic is played in honor of Doug Wood, a former trustee of SHU who passed away in 2008.
While online registration is closed, on-site registration begins at 10 a.m. with a brunch followed by the putting contest and the shotgun start/scrabble format. To finish up the day there will be cocktails, dinner and an awards ceremony.
According to alumni.setonhill.edu, all proceeds will benefit the 490 student-athletes, coaches and their programs. Specifically, the funds will go towards replacing the baseball turf, adding a women’s cross country championship banner, updating the Hall of Fame wall, improving batting cages and renovating the Sullivan gym floor.
The course is one of 300 courses in the world designed by Arnold Palmer himself. Two of the courses he has designed are in Western Pennsylvania. The next closest course is Treesdale Golf and Country Club in Pine Township. Over half the courses are in the United States.
Arnold Palmer, who passed away in 2016, was born and raised in Latrobe, Pa. Not only are there two courses in Western Pa. named after him, but there is also an airport, a car dealership and a mixed tea and lemonade drink.