UL athletic supporters and baseball fans and all who admired longtime head coach Tony Robichaux will have an opportunity to honor the late coach and provide financial assistance for his family at the inaugural “Robe” Golf Tournament.
The four-person scramble is scheduled for Friday, August 23rd at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course in Youngsville with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 pm for the first 36 entered and paid teams. After that field is full, they will play in a morning flight with a 7 a.m. registration and an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
“Robe always said he wants people that stand up when everybody else is sitting down,” said tournament co-chairman and former UL baseball standout Mike Strentz. “We can never repay him for what he did for us, for the university and for the community for 25 years, but we can do something to honor him and his family.”
The entry fees for the event is $125 per player or $500 per team and includes green fee, care, tee gifts, range balls, food throughout the course. There will also be special on-course contests on several of the holes.
Sponsorships can also be purchased via personalized tee signs at $100 each that will feature “Robeisms” imprinted along with the sponsor’s name. The inaugural event will have several unique features with members of the Ragin Cajuns golf team will be on select par-threes and par-fives to hit tee shots and drives for each four-man team.
“We think this is just going to take off,” Strentz said. “We were looking at maybe 30 teams to start, but so many people have already said they want to help. The word ‘no’ will not come out of our mouths if there is anyone who wants to get involved to thank Robe for everything he’s done for so many of us.”
A silent auction will also take place during the day at Les Vieux Chenes which will include UL items and memorabilia donated by former Cajuns athletes that continued their careers in the professional ranks.
Information and entry forms are available by contacting Mike Strentz at (337) 356-5869 or at email@example.com; Travis Guidry at (337) 258-8801 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; Ken Meyers at (337) 257-7777 or at email@example.com, or Todd Robertson at (337) 371-9084 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries may also be mailed to The “Robe,” P. O. Box 471, Scott, LA 70583. Checks should be made payable to “The Robe.” Deadline for entries is Wednesday, Aug. 21, or until the field is filled. Because of the anticipated demand for playing spots, no spots can be “held” and only paid entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.