Northwestern State University will hold the 16th annual Buddy Bonnette Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 20 at Northwestern Hills Golf Course. The 18-hole golf scramble for 4-person teams will benefit the Coach Buddy Bonnette Scholarship Fund for Northwestern State students in the Department of Health and Human Performance who intend to become teachers or coaches.
The shotgun start is at 8a.m. Entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per team, which includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and refreshments. Mulligans will be sold at registration, two for $10. Sponsorships are available at the $500, $350 and $50 levels with corresponding recognition during the event. Checks can be made payable to the NSU Foundation.
Dr. Buddy Bonnette taught health and physical education classes at NSU for 35 years. He was known for his outstanding work in the field of water safety and life saving. Bonnette influenced generations of students and was honored with the title of Professor Emeritus at NSU. He was inducted into NSU’s Hall of Distinction, the Long Purple Line, in 2001. He passed away in 2002.