Sip & Swing Combines Wine Tasting, Golf Instruction at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has added two ways to be involved in the Annual Golf Classic at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club for community members and college alumni who are unable to devote time to play a full round of golf. Sip & Swing, sponsored by Quality Built Homes, Inc., will run during the hours of the Aug. 13 golf tournament providing an opportunity for those who want to join in the popular annual eventbut off the links. Participants in the golf tournament and Sip & Swing will gather together for post-tournament events at 3 p.m. Alumni Row provides a way to show school spirit while supporting the CSM Alumni Scholarship. Registration deadline for both new options is Aug. 4.
Sip & Swing, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., begins with a four-course wine and food tasting. Following the tastings, participants will move out to the driving range and putting green for clinics on putting, chipping and swinging, said CSM Development Director Chelsea Brown. We wanted to find a way to involve the entire community in this popular event, whether or not you are a golfer or have time to participate in a golf tournament.
Those participating in Alumni Row purchase a tee sign with their name to showcase their class year. The alumni signs will line the pathway that golfers use as they leave the clubhouse headed for the course.
The Golf Classic is a signature event for CSM and supported by Marrick Homes as the grand tournament sponsor for more than 10 years. Other sponsors include Southern Maryland Newspapers, Chris Rush and Mark Posten, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, Old Line Bank, McDonald & Eudy Printers, Inc., University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and SMECO. The goal this year is to raise $50,000 to support CSM Foundation initiatives including athletics and student scholarships for credit and workforce development programs.
The tournament kicks off with registration at 7:30 a.m.
Prior to the 9 a.m. shotgun start, there is a $10,000 putting contest co-sponsored by Raley, Watts & ONeill Insurance and Community Bank of the Chesapeake. Other contests during the tournament are sponsored by, Dr. and Mrs. John Sine, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, CSM Foundation Director Nancy Hemstead, Southern Solutions, LLC and Waldorf Chevy Cadillac.
Food and beverage sponsors include Bozick Distributors, Inc., Carrabbas Italian Grill of Waldorf, Chick-fil-A of La Plata and Royalle Services, Inc. The day will include a silent auction featuring vacations, golf trips and other exclusive items.
Following a day out on the links and in golf clinics, participants will return to the clubhouse for dinner, and announcement of contest and silent auction winners.
Sponsorships, including additional contest sponsor opportunities, are available and golfers may register as a team or individually. For sponsorship information or to register for Golf Classic or Sip & Swing, or to purchase a tee sign for Alumni Row contact Erika Abell at 301-934-7647 or email@example.com or visit http://www.csmd.edu/foundation/GolfClassic/.
For photo gallery and video highlights from last years event, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/23rdgolfclassic and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yn0VbV9YGQ&index=28&list=PLBE69BC7E510576CD.
CSM Foundation Golf Classic. 7:30 a.m., Aug. 13, Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, Issue. The College of Southern Maryland Foundation presents the annual Golf Classic tournament with proceeds to benefit CSM athletics and student scholarships for credit and workforce development programs. Day includes breakfast, lunch on the course, dinner, contests and silent auction. Deadline for golfer registration is Aug. 1. Simultaneous event for non-golfers is Sip & Swing which includes food and wine tasting, and clinics on swinging, chipping and putting. 301-934-7647. firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/GolfClassic.
CSM Foundation Golf Classic Sip & Swing. 11:15 a.m., Aug. 13, Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, Issue, Md. The College of Southern Maryland Foundation presents the annual Golf Classic tournament with proceeds to benefit CSM athletics and student scholarships for credit and workforce development programs. New this year is Sip & Swing, an event that runs simultaneously with the tournament. Sip & Swing starts with a food and wine tasting followed by clinics on swinging, chipping and putting. Registration is required by Aug. 4. $75. Pre-registration is required. 301-934-7647. email@example.com or http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/GolfClassic.