Bishop McDonald Golf Classic is Oct. 18

Published: September 21, 2021

Player/Sponsor Online Registration

Click on the link above to register your team or make a sponsorship pledge online with a credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, download the player/sponsor registration form and mail it to: Bishop McDonald Memorial Golf Classic, P.O. Box 7239, Little Rock AR 72217-7239. If you wish to register multiple teams, e-mail Megan Moore or call her at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379.

The 2021 Bishop McDonald Memorial Golf Classic will be Monday, Oct. 18, at the Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village. After a year hiatus, the golf tournament returns for its 26th year to offer 40 teams a round of golf and opportunity to support Catholic Charities of Arkansas (CCA).

CCA provides adoption, immigration and refugee resettlement services, free medical care, rent and utilities assistance, natural disaster response casework, legislative advocacy, prison ministry and resources to assist in parish outreach.

This event will offer a four-person scramble with tee times at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a shotgun start. The cost per team is $700 and includes green fees, carts, continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary beverages. Awards will be given following morning and afternoon plays. Team prizes will be flighted and there will be prizes for closest to pin, hole in one ($5,000 prize) and longest drive.

Register your team online or download the registration form and mail the completed form to the address provided with your check.

Those who don’t play golf are encouraged to make a $175 donation to allow a priest to play. Sponsorship opportunities range from covering the cost of a priest or religious to play to serving as tournament underwriter. Hole sponsorships are available for $500.

In 2019, proceeds from this tournament exceeded $38,000. More than 30 organizations and individuals sponsored the tournament, including CHI St. Vincent. The event was named in honor of the late Bishop Andrew J. McDonald who served as shepherd for the Diocese of Little Rock from 1972 to 2000. The McDonald Center, which is home to the offices of Catholic Charities, is also named in his honor. For more information, email Megan Moore or call her at (501) 664-0340.