TaylorMade Sponsors Cougar Scramble, Supports Student-Athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Presented by Carlsbad-based TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company and hosted by California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Athletics and the Alumni Association, the third annual Cougar Scramble Golf Tournament will tee off on November 9 at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe.

Kicking off with shotgun start at 11:00 a.m., this year's players will compete at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe, a serene, 18-Hole, par 70 golf course designed by Fred Couple and Schmidt/Curley. In a scramble tournament, each player tees off at their respective hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot.  Once the best of the second shots is determined, all golfers play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.
 
"The proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit student-athlete scholarships as well as the Alumni Endowed scholarship," said CSUSM Associate Director of Athletics Jennifer Milo. "We faced a recent cut to our scholarship endowments, so the revenue generated from this tournament will go a long way in helping to provide a top notch education here at CSUSM for our deserving students!"

Golfers may register as an individual for $295 or as a team of four at the discounted price of $1,000. Included in the participant fees are 18 holes of golf, golf cart, green fees, on-course lunch, gift bag, polo shirt, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and a silent auction benefiting student scholarships. On-course contests will include closest to the pin, longest drive, and a hole-in-one challenge to win a car from Lexus of Escondido. Players will also have the opportunity to meet former PGA Tour pro John Schroeder on the course.

Current Cougar Scramble supporters include Title Sponsor TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company and Eagle Sponsors EDGE Development and PCL Construction; Lexus of Escondido is a Hole-In-One Sponsor. Additional sponsorships ranging from $5,000 to $500 are still available.

For more information about sponsoring or playing in the third annual CSUSM Cougar Scramble to support student-athletes, contact Jennifer Milo at (760) 750-7108 or visit the Cougar Scramble website at www.csusm.edu/athletics/images/events/cougarscramble/2010/cougarscramble2010.html.

What: Third Annual CSUSM Cougar Scramble Golf Tournament, sponsored by TaylorMade, supports the university's student-athletes and the alumni association

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.
Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktails served at 4:00 p.m.

Where: The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe
17102 Bing Crosby Blvd., San Diego

Cost: $295 per player, or $1,000 for a team for four

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.