Emerald Coast Golf Tour Summer Championship tees off in Montgomery

The Emerald Coast Golf Tour's Summer Championship tournament will be held this week in Montgomery, July 20-22, 2011 at Arrowhead Country Club. A Pro-Am event will take place on Wednesday, July 20th followed by the 54-hole tournament ending on the 22nd.

This tour features talented golfers who later become members of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA). Some of the past alumni include Joe Durant, Boo Weekley, Heath Slocum, Bubba Watson and George McNeil just to name a few.  Matthew Swan, former Trinity School and University of Alabama standout, will return to defend his championship title.

In addition to showcasing the best in the sport, the Emerald Coast Golf Tour will graciously give back to the Montgomery community. A free junior clinic will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 4:30 p.m. to promote the development of junior golf in our area.  The young aspiring golfers will be coached on the basic fundamentals of the game.

Entry fee for the Pro-Am is $95 and includes a kickoff party on Tuesday night at the Texas Roadhouse, lunch on Wednesday along with an awards party and prizes.  Amateurs interested in playing in the Pro-Am can contact Rod Dyer at Arrowhead Country Club at 334-272-7180.