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Golf: Bill Bass Open, UL’s Annual Homecoming Tournament Supports Golf Program – Brackin’s Ace

Reposted from Chip Shots in September 24, 2014 Daily Advertiser

Dan McDonald, The Advertiser, August 13, 2014

BILL BASS OPEN: All area courses now have entry brochures and other locations will soon have the same information for the Bill Bass Open, UL’s annual Homecoming tournament that serves as a fundraiser for the Ragin’ Cajun golf team and the Bill Bass Endowed Scholarship. The tournament is Friday, Oct. 31, one day before UL’s Nov. 1 Homecoming game against South Alabama.

The tournament is once again at Les Vieux Chenes and will have 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts to allow all golfers and Cajun fans the opportunity to participate. Handicaps will again be used to allow an equal opportunity for all teams. Approximately 40 four-person scramble teams took part in last year’s tournament and another large field is expected for this year.

Entry fee is again $125 for individuals or $500 for teams, and players may make up their own four-person teams. In addition to the entry forms, online entries will also be available in the near future and players may pay online with a credit card. More information about the Bill Bass Open is available at 857-8754.

 ACES: It was a long time coming for friend of the column Gene Brackin, who’s been playing golf for over 30 years. On Friday, Brackin used a gap wedge to hole out on the 109-yard 17th hole at Les Vieux Chenes for his first-ever hole-in-one, playing in a group with Kenny Chitty, Dan LaPointe and Albert Broussard.

Athletic Footnote by Ed Dugas:
Click here for the AN profile of Gene Brackin, Baseball 1965-67.

("Making the Turn" appears each Wednesday in the Daily Advertiser. Clubs, courses and individuals with information about local golf events may email Dan McDonald, editorial director at Golfballs.com, at danmcdonald@cox.net, FAX to (337) 857-8763 or call (337) 857-8754 and leave a message with phone number.)