The University of Texas at Tyler University Advancement
2012 UT Tyler Patriots
First Row: Mark Zindler, Brandy Fowler (UT Tyler Liason), Robert Wilson, Lesley Thompson, Ingrid Young, Stacie Walker, Mandee Montana, Carleen Dark, Debbie Wood (UT Tyler Director of Special Events)
Second Row: Brad Bays, Hank Baker, Jon Honea (Hole-in-One Vice Chairman), John McElfish, Dave Goldman, Barron Riddle, Clark Hampe, Jr.
Third Row: James Sheridan, Melissa Barrett (President), Carrie Anne Moore, Cindy Brady, Kevin Williams, Aaron Uncapher
Fourth Row: Drew Green, Cassi Little, Jim White (Hole-in-One Chairman), Jeff Cheavens, James Whitaker, Joey Morris, Shawn Ray
Not Pictured: Rowe Anderson, Laura Corbett, Ben Craddock, Tracy DeMoussett, Don Garrett, Justin Holt, William Knous, John Payne, Desmond Rees, Stephenie Roberts, Chris Simons, Mike Thomas and Laura Zorn
Suddenlink UT Tyler Patriot Million Dollar Hole in One
More than one million in scholarship dollars raised in the past 26 years!
More opportunities to qualify and win great prizes!
More lighting on the greens so you can keep swinging after dark - every day!
This contest offers amateur golfers age 18 and older the opportunity to compete, at $1 per shot, in preliminary daily rounds. Daily qualifiers are those who hit a hole-in-one, as well as those who hit closest to the hole during the daily qualifying rounds. Those who qualify advance to the finals which are set to take place at Hollytree Country Club on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Qualifiers have the opportunity to win a $1 million dollars, $25,000, or a Sony 55” 3D HDTV with a hole in one. The first person that hits inside 2 feet of the million dollar pin wins $500!
The chance to qualify on Saturday, May 12th 2012 as well as Friday, May 18th 2012 will feature extended hours and allow contestants to try and qualify until 11 pm under the "The Night Lights." The tee box and green will be well lit for players and will feature one additional qualifier each hour from 7 - 11 pm. Bring your family and friends and come on out to enjoy this addition to a great event!
HOW DID THIS “HOLE” THING GET STARTED?
The honorary organization now known as the Patriots began in 1984, with a very distinguished list of outstanding young men and women who provided a much-needed volunteer link between the business community and The University of Texas at Tyler. Its purpose from the beginning was to “promote the academic, cultural and activity programs of UT Tyler,” which included encouraging scholars and scholarships. In March 1986 this ambitious group created the Million Dollar Hole-In-One Contest in conjunction with what was the Eisenhower Golf Classic.
The Hole-in-One Contest provided an opportunity for daily winners, who were closest to the hole, in the week-long event to compete in a final shot at the $1 million prize. The funds raised created hundreds of student scholarships over the ensuing years. In 2001, a permanent scholarship endowment was established with $29,000 of the Patriots’ proceeds. The market value of this scholarship fund has grown to almost $600,000. The interest on this endowment provides the means for many UT Tyler students to attend college. Many of these young people might not have the opportunity without these funds. With the decrease in state appropriations for higher education, these scholarships are needed now more than ever. The Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest allows the community to take a proactive role to ensure that East Texas is a well-educated region.
UT Tyler Patriot Original Charter Members
Henry M. Bell III
J. Lindsey Bradley, Jr.
Brad W. Brookshire
G. Stuart Chesley
Buster J. Fitzgerald
Sam V. Guerin, Jr.
H. Lee Loftis, Jr.
Dr. James M. Muse
Robert Patterson, Jr.
George L. Pearson
Robert S. Pirtle
Dr. J. Dan Toney
Ted W. Walters
Neil G. Yow, Jr.
UT Tyler is proud of the extensive group of volunteers who support our programs and special events. You too can contribute and help extend the reach of the university.
Follow this link to download the Gift Form and give to UT Tyler! Print, complete and return the form via fax (903-566-7419) or mail to University Advancement, 3900 University Blvd., Admin. 326, Tyler, Texas, 75799.
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799