The event, staged each summer since 1989, will be played at the 18-hole Northwestern Hills golf course on the La. 1 bypass.
New co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr will welcome back legendary retired Lady Demon head coach James Smith, who originated the DDW Classic, “a golf tournament unlike any other.”
“Our goal is to make this year’s Don’t Die Wondering Classic the most fun and successful ever, and from what we understand, that’s a lofty goal,” said Scott Stoehr. “Even while we were here interviewing for this job, we heard about this tournament. As much as we love golf, that was music to our ears, knowing that it’s a summer tradition for golfers in the area.”
Four-person teams may enter, with a $100 per player entry fee that covers greens and golf cart fees, a commemorative cap, lunch and entry in the Foy Motors Hole-in-One Shootout. Individual entries are also welcomed.
Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with food served on the course along with lunch in the dining room. Any player who makes an ace on the par-3, 168-yard 10th hole will win a 2012 vehicle from Foy Motors in Many.
Any ace made in the tournament will be rewarded with prizes ranging from golf equipment to trips to resort locations.
Merchandise prizes will be awarded to six different teams with competition in low gross and low net handicap divisions.
Closest to the hole contests will be held on all par 3s along with hole-in-one prizes. Tee sponsorships are also available for supporters who don’t play golf or those who cannot attend.
To enter or for more information, call Coach Brooke Stoehr at 318-357-5891, Doug Ireland at 357-6467 or David Stamey at 357-1262.