Saint Martin’s student-athletes to benefit from upcoming golf tournament

July 24, 2012

LACEY, WASHINGTON — Attention, South Sound golf enthusiasts! There is still time to register for the 29th annual Saint Martin’s Golf Tournament — one of the longest ongoing golf tournaments in South Puget Sound. The tournament takes place Friday, Aug. 3, at the Olympia Country and Golf Club.

“The tournament offers a fun way for alumni and friends of the University to support Saint Martin’s athletics, as proceeds from the tournament go to scholarships for student-athletes,” says Bob Grisham, Saint Martin’s athletic director.

The event, which has been a sell-out nearly every year, is expected to draw 200 golfers. Serving as the tournament’s honorary chair is Phil Weigand, retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel and South Sound real estate professional who is a longtime supporter of Saint Martin’s and has served on the University Board of Trustees since 2005.

This year’s tournament features a double shotgun start, with morning play beginning at 8:00 a.m. and afternoon play at 1:30 p.m. Registration opens an hour beforehand, at 7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. outside the Pro Shop. Tournament play will be a scramble format with open, mixed, senior and alumni divisions.

Following the afternoon flight, players and guests will reconvene for the annual awards dinner at Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. A post-tournament social begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. New to this year are silent and live auctions that will offer high-end items for golf fanatics.

Players can still register online or call 360-438-4557. Individual tournament registration is $150, which includes course green fees, cart rental, course refreshments, tee prizes and dinner. A coupon book that provides entry to all on-course contests is $25, or $30 if purchased the day of the tournament. The price for each non-golfer dinner guest is $20.

Mark your calendar for next year’s 30th anniversary of the Saint Martin’s Golf Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 2, 2013.

To learn more about the 2012 event, visit the Saint Martin’s Golf Tournament webpage.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Bob Grisham
Athletic director

Sarah Holdener
Director of Community Relations and Event Management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University