Golf News for Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Others

OB Sports announces '09 OB Sports Cardholder Scholarship program

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale-based OB Sports announces the 2009 OB Sports Cardholder Scholarship program. In its second year, the program was created to provide an opportunity for children of current OB Sports Cardholders (customers who have enrolled in the card/loyalty programs at participating facilities) to secure a scholarship to be utilized for college tuition. Its purpose is to encourage the attainment of higher education by children of OB Sports Cardholders, based on achieving a high level of academic success during high school or college. In total, ten $500 Scholarships will be awarded from a number of participating OB Sports-managed facilities this year.

"We really try to come up with unique ways to add value to our guests, especially our loyal guests," said Phil Green, President of OB Sports Golf Management. "The scholarship program invests in one of our Cardholder's most important goals, the education of their children. And who knows, maybe the recipients will take up the game, if they haven't already. After their homework is completed, of course."

Eligibility & Requirements

Scholarships will be awarded to children of current 2009 OB Sports Cardholders who have enrolled in the card program at participating OB Sports-managed facilities. Applicants can be either a High School graduating senior or a current college student, who has not reached their senior year.

Applications must be submitted to the participating facility. Students must submit with their application a sealed official transcript for the most recent semester of the current school year. Transcripts must also be received and must include:

High School Seniors - Cumulative GPA and SAT/ACT Test Score

Current College Students - Cumulative GPA and most recently completed semester GPA

A student must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in either high school or college to be eligible to apply. Students with distinguished honors should be noted.

High School seniors will be evaluated on cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT College Test Scores, completed essay (max 1000 words), and extracurricular activities.

Current college students will be evaluated on cumulative GPA, class level GPA, completed essay (max 1000 words), and extracurricular activities.

Graduate students are not eligible.

Applicants who are high school seniors must have or plan to complete high school prior to September 1. They must also be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full time student at an accredited college or university located within the United States. A full time student is defined as one who is taking 12 or more hours in a course of study leading to a traditional associates or baccalaureate degree.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on the criteria above.

Students should ensure they are eligible for the scholarship per NCAA Rules, Regulations and Guidelines.

Application
For a scholarship application at any of the below clubs, visit www.obsports.com/scholarship.

Last Year's Winners
For a complete list of last year's winners, please visit www.obsports.com/scholarship

Participating Clubs
In Arizona: Eagle Mountain Golf Club and Longbow Golf Club. In California: Tijeras Creek Golf Club. In Mississippi: The Oaks Golf Club. In Nevada: Aliante Golf Club; The Legacy Golf Club and Angel Park Golf Club. In Oregon: Langdon Farms Golf Club and Centennial Golf Club. In Wyoming: Three Crowns Golf Club.

Scottsdale-based, OB Sports Golf Management is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 30 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit www.obsports.com, call (480) 948-1300 or become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook (search OB Sports Golf Management).

Media Contact:
Kris Strauss
(480) 518-5003
kstrauss@obsports.com