All Pro Tour brings pro golf back to Fort Smith with United Way Charity Golf Classic
DALLAS — The All Pro Tour and the United Way of Fort Smith Area have announced a two-year partnership that will bring professional golf back to Fort Smith.
The United Way Charity Golf Classic presented by Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland will feature 156 of the best PGA hopefuls competing on Hardscrabble Country Club, one of Arkansas’ top-rated golf courses.
“We’re excited to bring professional golf back to the Fort Smith area. Hardscrabble Country Club is a great test of golf and a perfect setting for this event. Fort Smith has a great legacy of hosting professional golf events and we are certain this will be one of the best events on our 2020 schedule,” says Gary DeSerrano, President of All Pro Tour. “
The inaugural United Way Charity Golf Classic presented by Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland will be held Aug. 5–8 at Hardscrabble. The week will include a pro-am event, clinics, and a 72-hole championship finishing on Saturday, Aug. 8. The tournament purse is expected to be $140,000 with the tournament champion taking home $35,000.
“United Way of Fort Smith Area is very excited to partner with All Pro Tour, Hardscrabble Country Club, and Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland to bring professional golf back to our region,” says Eddie Lee Herndon, President/CEO, United Way of Fort Smith Area. “The tournament will be a great economic boost for our local community and businesses while directly benefiting our 32 Partner Agencies and United Way Initiatives.
“We are looking forward to a week of excellent professional golf with 156 PGA hopefuls and exciting community activities. In addition, we greatly appreciate Arvest Bank and ORR Automotive Group for their early commitments to ensure the success of the tournament. Most importantly, 100 percent of the sponsorships and proceeds beyond this point will go directly to impact our work in the community,”
A number of volunteers are still needed for the tournament. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 479-782-1311.