Top-ranked college players and celebrities to raise $1 million for military foundations
November 15, 2021—Fidelity Sports Group, PXG, and Scottsdale National Golf Club, are set to host and televise the second annual PXG College Golf Showcase at Scottsdale National in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event will premiere on Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.
The College Golf Showcase will feature six of the top collegiate golfers, four males and two females along with two celebrities in an exhibition shootout, including actor/comedian Rob Riggle and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Jerome Bettis serving a playing team captains. During the 18-hole competition, the telecast also will help raise awareness and critical funds for the Semper Fi & America’s Fund and Mount Sinai Hospital’s Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research.
Participants will be split into two four-person teams, Team Semper Fi and Team Mount Sinai, which will each be comprised of two male college golfers, one female college golfer and and their celebrity team captain. The teams will go head-to-head in a scramble skins shootout on the first nine holes and a true alternate shot format for the final nine holes. The purse of $1,000,000 will be spread across the 18 holes comprised of the back nine of Scottsdale National’s Mineshaft and Other Courses. The group will play as a walking eightsome with caddies.
“We are very excited to continue this unique event with PXG and Scottsdale National Golf Club. The updated format is going to further spotlight these great college athletes and we are very excited to include two of the very best female student athletes as well this year,” said Drew Carr of Fidelity Sports Group. “Our class of 2020 is off to a fantastic start in their pro careers, and well on their way to the PGA TOUR. We continue to believe that elite college golfers should be household names and we will continue forward with that mission.”
Scottsdale National Golf Club will serve as the host location for the PXG College Golf Showcase. Unlike many private clubs, Scottsdale National is not part of a master planned residential development – it is pure golf, with unending views of pristine desert landscape surrounded on three sides by the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Owned by Bob Parsons, an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder of PXG, and his wife, Renee, president and executive creative director of PXG Apparel, the exclusive 45-hole private club presents an intimate and fun setting for this exhibition.
“We are pleased and proud to provide Scottsdale National as the setting for the PXG College Golf Showcase,” said Bob Parsons. “We believe unique playing opportunities like this will only help these young athletes hone their skills and increase their confidence as they look to play professional golf. And, we hope that the format of this event is a good reminder to get out there and have fun on the course.”
The 2021 PXG College Golf Showcase at Scottsdale National will feature female golfers Brooke Matthews (Arkansas), Gina Kim (Duke) and male college golfers Logan McAllister (Oklahoma), Eugenio Chacarra (Oklahoma State), RJ Manke (Washington) and Noah Goodwin (Southern Methodist). Each player will have his or program’s coach as caddie during the event.
The broadcast team for the made-for-TV event includes Lauren Thompson, Arron Oberholser, Lauren Travis Fulton and Will Haskett.
GOLF Channel is the television home for college golf. Following its announcement in 2013 as the exclusive television provider of the NCAA Golf Championships, GOLF Channel has provided live coverage of the men's NCAA championships since 2014 and the women's NCAA championships since 2015, which now are hosted at the same venue in consecutive weeks. The College Golf Showcase can be found on Twitter and Instagram @cgolfshowcase.
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ABOUT SCOTTSDALE NATIONAL
An exclusive, members only oasis in the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale National Golf Club presents golf the way it should be played. No tee times required. Wide open fairways across forty-five holes with no homes lining the courses. Supported by two distinctive clubhouses with stunning views and unexpected amenities. Fifteen luxurious member Villas with sixty tastefully appointed rooms, surrounded by three million acres of government protected desert land in the center of magnificent vistas. And just one rule, established by club owners Bob and Renee Parsons, “No member shall ever impinge upon another member's enjoyment of the club.”