Nebraska Classic Golf Tournament
A golf tournament
held in the Palm Springs area every February for over 40 years. Come join
The Nebraska Classic
started in 1974, here in the desert, as a gathering of friends with Nebraska
ties. That gathering had a golf outing and a social aspect that continues
to this day The event has been hosted by several clubs in the Coachella
Valley over the years. Mission Lakes CC hosted the first of many in the
early years. The tournament then moved to Rancho Mirage CC and Cathedral
Canyon CC during the 90’s. In 2003 the event moved to Woodhaven and
then to Avondale which hosted the tournament in 2007, Heritage Palms began
hosting in 2008.
So come "Husk Some Corn" with other Nebraska people and become
a part of our annual outing. We are playing the Nebraska Classic golf tournament
this season at Heritage Palms on President's Day weekend. So get a group together
and sign up. We will organize groups for those who cannot get enough to form
Join Us for the 44rd NEBRASKA
CLASSIC Golf Tournament next year on Feb. 19, 2018
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Here are some
photos from the 2017 Tournament with featured speaker Marlin Briscoe.
A biopic film, tentatively titled The Magician, is currently being
produced on Marlin's amazing life. The Magician is currently in pre-production
phase with Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans, Ali) signed on as the
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The 43rd Nebraska Classic was played in ideal conditions
and enjoyed by 77 golfers. The Chamber of Commerce had the weather at its
best for the tournament and the course at Heritage Palms CC was in ideal condition.
There were two Couples Flights and one Men’s Flight in the tournament.
Results are below. Also included is the new “Spirit Award” winning
team. Their score needed the most improvement to be in a competitive position.
Spirit team member Kate Tillery said, “We had a lot of fun and that
is why we came”. The Classic brought in a “Long Drive Guy”
to assist teams scoring chances along with providing tips on their drives.
Many teams benefited from the long drive provided and putted for an eagle
as a result.
Dinner following play was enjoyed by 88 who were treated to remarks by our
honored guest, Marlin Briscoe. Marlin was recently inducted into the High
School and into the College Football Hall of Fame. The 17-0 perfect record
by his 1972 Miami Dolphins is also honored in a second floor display in Canton
Ohio at the NFL Hall of Fame. Marlin grew up in Omaha and starred in football
and basketball. He reflected on how various people helped to mentor and mold
him as he grew up. With all his athletic achievements Marlin was able to give
back to our youth via various activities including his youth football camps
and his working with the Boys and Girls Club in Long Beach, CA. A Classic
participant himself Marlin’s competitive juices were shown in his comment
‘I’ve never won here but there is always next year’s tournament’.
Jack Payne, long time Nebraska Sports announcer, entertained the audience
in the raffle portion of the dinner.
We hope to see you next year on February 19 for the 44th Nebraska Classic
and have some fun.
2017 NEBRASKA CLASSIC 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE RESULTS
Monday, February 20, 2017
NET NAMES SCORE
1st Spencer Murdock / David Alexander / Randy Wood / Scott Lambert 55
2nd Mike Tessin / Layne Herber / Tim Haley /John Severin 55
COUPLES FLIGHT A
NET NAMES SCORE
1st Tom & Joyce Ruffino / Terri & Devera Uhl 53
2nd Chris & Stephanie Olson / Mike & Donna Leinen 55
COUPLES FLIGHT B
NET NAMES SCORE
1st Bill & Julie Shelby / Ellen Boyer / Patrick Roberts 53
2nd Earl and Ilah Schmieding / Dennis & Connie Berg 53
Spirit Award Score
Linda Gomez / Linda Meints / Karen Shaw / Kate Tillery 65
CLOSEST TO THE PIN
Ladies #8 Julie Skoglund 19'0"
Men #14 Layne Herber 4'1"
Ray & Karen Shaw
Russ & Cheryle Clark
Ron & Maureen Moyer
Ron & Connie Brasel
David & Donna Max