The Louisville Urban League & The First Tee of Louisville Present
20th Annual George “GG” Johnson Scholarship Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 29th, Shawnee Golf Course 460 Northwestern Pkwy
GEORGE “G.G.” JOHNSON
George Johnson was the first and only African-American head golf pro in Kentucky. He began to learn the
game at the age of 15 when he caddied at a segregated country club in Georgia. He turned pro in 1964 and qualified for the US Open in 1965. He received his tour card after successfully completing the PGA qualifying program (or graduating “Q” school) in 1968 and began playing in tournaments with the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Miller Barber, and Tom Kite. In 1971 he won
the Azalea Open and became the fourth African-American to ever win a PGA tournament. George spent a total of 10 years on the PGA Tour and three on the Senior Tour and remained a Lifetime Member of the PGA. In 1997, George became the head golf pro at Bobby Nichols Golf Course here in Louisville Metro. Unfortunately, George passed away in March of 2014,
but his legacy and passion for the game still lives on through those he taught and the lives he has touched.
The Urban Youth Golf Program and its partner, The First Tee of Louisville, work diligently to produce the George “G.G.” Johnson Scholarship Golf Scramble annually. The Louisville Urban League has operated
the PGA of America funded Urban Youth Golf Program for 15 years. In 2005, The First Tee was created to serve as an umbrella organization for the Urban Youth Golf Program and two other youth golf programs
and provide Golf and Life Skills to the young people in these groups as well as new participants in the programs. The Urban Youth Golf Program is active in recruiting participants for the youth golf programs and
offers a wide range of opportunities, incentives, and benefits, all designed to help youth be successful and develop into positive and productive citizens which include cultural enrichment, academic & career development activities. The Urban Youth Golf Program is a youth development program of the Louisville Urban League that enhances the lives of young people in the Louisville Metropolitan Area through exposure to the game of golf. The Mission of The First Tee of Louisville is to enrich the lives of young people in the metropolitan Louisville area by providing unique programs and affordable facilities which promote character development and positive life skills through the game of golf.
Presenting Sponsor (1) – $5,000
Includes green/cart fees, range balls and lunches for two teams, hole sponsorship on two holes. Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in the program, Recognition on tournament signage, website Recognition on all media promotions and (2) Threesomes in Golf Tournament Sponsor logo on special tournament promotional item. a mulligan for each player, goody bags and a special gift for each team member. Hole Sponsorships on 2 holes.
Gold Sponsor – $700
Includes green/cart fees, range balls and lunches for two teams, (2 Threesomes) hole sponsorship on two holes, sponsorship recognition, a mulligan for each player, goody bags and a special gift for each team
member. Recognition as Gold Sponsor in program Recognition on tournament signage
Silver Team Sponsor – $300
Includes green/cart fees, range balls and lunches for one team. Recognition as Silver Sponsor in the program. (1) Threesomes in Golf Tournament
Individual Player – $100
Includes green/cart fees, range balls and lunch for one person.
Hole Sponsor- $150
Company name/logo placed on hole sign and program recognition.
Each sponsored team includes Three (3) golfers. A participant from the Urban Youth Golf Program/First Tee of Louisville participant will be selected to complete the team.
For more information about to learn more about sponsorship opportunities call D’Shawn Johnson (502)836-5204 or visit us at www.lul.org
To register your team click the link below
The First Tee of Louisville/ Louisville Urban League is an exempt nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code