June 25, 2012
The University of Memphis women's basketball staff might have looked a little tired (in addition to warm) while hosting the Ninth Annual Fast Break Club Golf Scramble Monday afternoon. The staff had just finished hosting eight straight days of basketball camp in a nine-day span, then hosted its booster club and guests in a golf scramble Monday afternoon.
This year, the golf tournament moved to the summer months for the first time since its inception, avoiding conflicts with home football weekends and recruiting time for the Tigers' basketball staff. Another first for this year was the addition of golfers from The First Tee Memphis program, who were paired among tandems in the field to practice their golf game and etiquette. Two different First Tee golfers were responsible for eagles for their teams in the scramble. The First Tee program is run by former Tiger football player Nyrone Hawkins. It provides youth a vehicle for positive experiences in a non-threatening environment and provides them with guidance in academic performance, personal integrity, leadership, athletic accomplishment and the transmission of family values, all within the framework provided by the game of golf. You can read more about The First Tee Memphis program here.
The annual Fast Break Club golf scramble is one of a series of events put on by the official women's basketball booster group -- The Fast Break Club. The Fast Break Club helped the Tigers fundraise money for their international trip to Italy last August and helped with the renovation of the locker room area in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse that opened last August.
The next Fast Break Club event will be Heels & Hoops, Oct. 27th at the Holiday Inn on campus. Interested in what the Fast Break Club offers? Click here. You can join online here.