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Beach Athletic Club Golf Tournament Set For November 10

Aug. 1, 2014 Long Beach, Calif. - The annual Beach Athletic Club Golf Classic will be held on Monday, November 10 at prestigious Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. With all proceeds benefitting student-athlete scholarships at Long Beach State, the tournament format will be a shamble with a shotgun start scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Golfers that register prior to September 15 can save between $50-$100. Foursomes are $1,700 ($1,800 after September 15) and single golf spots are $425 ($475 after September 15).

CLICK HERE to reserve your golf spot or call 562-985-5910.

Each of the past two years, the Golf Classic has sold out more than one month prior to the event and has not disappointed. In addition to interacting with LBSU student-athletes and coaches throughout the day, each golfer in the field will also receive the following:

  • Golf at prestigious Virginia Country Club
  • Exclusive tee prizes worth over $175 per golfer
  • Pre-round lesson by a professional golfer
  • Lunch on the golf course and a post-round catered dinner
  • Post-round hosted bar for drinks and spirits
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information, please visit the tournament webpage.

About Virginia Country Club

Conceived in 1909 by Charles Rivers Drake as an amenity to the new Virginia Hotel, Virginia Country Club is one of the most sought after golf rounds in the Southland. once considered one of the five best in the West. It was stated that a single night's stay could wipe out a workingman's bank account.

The original course was built in the center of a sheep-grazing pasture atop Reservoir Hill. Club members designed the course that featured sand greens slicked with oil to create a better putting surface. Architect Willie Watson was later brought in to forge a more formidable track.

In 1920, the club moved to its current location, and the original layout morphed into what is today known as Recreation Park Golf Course. The hotel was vacated as a result of the stock market crash in 1929, and it was torn down in 1933 -- just weeks before a 6.4 magnitude earthquake devastated the area.

After the move, the membership again selected Watson to design the layout. It was freshened in the late 1930s by A.W. Tillinghast and William P. Bell, and refurbished again in the late 1990s by John Harbottle.

At 6,633 yards from the back tees, Virginia Country Club is hardly a monster, but what the course lacks in length it makes up for in character and strategic routing. It also has become a focal point of professional golf locally, with tour pros John Cook, Paul Goydos, John Merrick, John Mallinger and Peter Tomasulo all calling Virginia Country Club their home.

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