Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame holds Golf Classic during Induction weekend

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ALEXANDRIA – A week away from the Sunday, July 1 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic at OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria, there are only a few team or individual slots still available.

The four-person scramble format includes an option to form a three-golfer group teamed with a Louisiana sports star, including Hall of Fame members. All golfers will enjoy a tremendous meal prior to the 1 p.m. tee time, and copious amounts of food available on the course during play, along with refreshments.

Golfers will receive a Titleist Gift Box valued at over $100, a Hall of Fame logoed polo shirt, an LSHOF Golfer Ditty Bag, and additional benefits.

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Registration begins at 11:30 in the clubhouse at OakWing, which is part of the Audubon Trail series of top Louisiana golf courses. David Toms, the 2001 PGA champion and a 2018 LSHOF inductee, calls OakWing “the best golf course in Central Louisiana.” It is located near Interstate 49 and adjacent to the Alexandria International Airport, featuring a par-72, 7,043-yard layout that is both challenging and fun, blending the natural beauty of bayous and lakes with towering tree-lined fairways with rolling hills and undulating greens.

Online registration is available at LaSportsHall.com. The 2017 tournament drew a capacity field of 36 entries.

The event is the final piece of the 2018 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration that begins Thursday with the La Capitol Federal Credit Union Kickoff Reception, free of charge from 5-7 p.m. at the Hall of Fame museum at 800 Front Street in Natchitoches. That will follow the media-only Hall of Fame press conference carried live to 18 states at 3 p.m. on Cox Sports Television.

Friday’s slate begins at noon with the LSHOF 70’s Disco Bowling Bash presented by BOM at Country Lanes in Natchitoches.

Friday evening’s big concert, the LSHOF Rockin’ River Fest presented by Rapides Regional Medical Center, is on the Cane River Lake downtown stage at the Rue Beauport riverfront and begins at 6, running to 10:30, with registration required on the LaSportsHall.com website for the VIP Taste of Tailgating tent presented by MidSouth Bank from 7-10:30. Grammy Award-winning Cajun musician Wayne Toups is the featured performer, beginning at 8:45 and pausing for introduction of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 and fireworks at 9:30.

The Championship Saturday Saints and Pelicans Junior Training Camp, presented by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, begins at 10 a.m. on the Northwestern State campus. It is filled to the 200-kid capacity.

The main event, Saturday evening’s Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony presented by State Farm Insurance Agents of Louisiana, has a few tickets remaining. It begins at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. start for the dinner and ceremony, which will be carried live on Cox Sports Television.

For more on the entire induction weekend, visit the weekend events page at the official online home of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.