Marauder Athletics Golf Tournament Welcomes David Feherty 

Submitted by rmorgan12 on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:52

Marauder Athletics Golf Tournament Welcomes David Feherty

AVC Marauder Athletics is slated to host the 16th Annual Marauder Athletics Golf Tournament on Monday, June 4 at the Antelope Valley Country Club, Palmdale. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

This year’s event will feature special celebrity guest, David Feherty, a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with NBC Sports and Golf Channel.

David was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. He turned professional in 1976 and spent most of his playing career in Europe, where he won five times and finished in the top ten twice in the European Tour’s Order of Merit, placing tenth in 1989 and eighth in 1990. David represented Ireland in international competition and captained the victorious 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup team and played for Europe on the 1991 Ryder Cup team.

In 1997, David retired from the tours and became an on-course reporter and golf analyst. The first episode of Feherty debuted in 2011 as the most-watched premiere for an original series in Golf Channel history. In 2014, David was nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award – “Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host.”

David has been dubbed “one of the funniest men in the game” by Yahoo! Sports. Similarly, the Feherty series has received rave reviews, having been described as “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson” by The New York Times.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to enhancing the student athlete experience at Antelope Valley College as well as kicking off the new Community Athletic Project. The Community Athletic Project, hosted by the Antelope Valley Athletics Department, will provide no-cost monthly clinics and camps to Antelope Valley youth. This program will afford young people in the community an opportunity to explore and participate in multiple sports led by AVC coaches, staff and student athletes. 

Registration includes greens fees, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, event gift and a foursome photo with David Feherty. Tickets are limited. Registration and sponsorship information available at:  https://birdeasepro.com/marauderathletics

For additional event information, contact Athletic Director Tom Gang at tgang@avc.edu or 661-722-6441.

Last updated: May 24, 2018