The EHS vs. WFS Alumni Golf Challenge is on for 2021! Compete with your cohorts this fall — check back later in the summer for the dates and registration information.
Read on to learn the history and purpose of this event.
If you play golf and have a verifiable handicap (or 10 rounds of play with scorecards available), then you are eligible to participate in the Episcopal vs. Woodberry Alumni Challenge Cup, a friendly, yet competitive Ryder Cup format golf tournament that was founded in 1999. One of the goals of this event is to use the spirit of competition that both schools are known for to create an endowment supporting financial aid for deserving students with financial needs. The teams have grown from eight alumni per school in the first year to 30 or more players per team in recent years.
The event begins with optional practice rounds on Thursday afternoon followed by a barbecue dinner and pairing announcements. Tournament play begins with Friday morning best ball matches and continues with modified alternate shot matches on Friday afternoon. Friday night there will be a coat and tie dinner for all of the participants and the tournament concludes with singles matches on Saturday morning. Official tournament activities end with lunch and the presentation of the Cup in the early afternoon.Read about the 20th Annual tournament here.
SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT AND FEES
In addition to continuing to support the annual Roll Call, each player gives a gift of $1,000 for scholarship endowment that is split between EHS and WFS. Additional costs include approximately $900 for lodging, 54 holes of golf, two dinners, beverages, and lunches. The EHS-WFS Alumni Golf Challenge Scholarship Fund at EHS is currently valued at over $600,000.
If you are on the roster to play in this year's EHS vs. WFS Alumni Golf Challenge, please fill out the giving form
to submit an initial gift of $400 to the School's scholarship endowment. Your gift will guarantee your place on the team. At the conclusion of the tournament, the balance of your $1,000 Alumni Cup commitment will be due with a portion paid to each school pending the outcome of the golf tournament. Please keep in mind that your support of this endowed scholarship is in addition to your generous support of the annual Roll Call.