TaylorMade Sponsors Cougar Scramble, Supports Student-Athletes

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.

"TaylorMade-adidas Golf is thrilled to be a title sponsor of CSUSM's 3rd Annual Cougar Scramble," said Chief Executive Officer and President of TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Mark King. "CSUSM strives to provide the best athletic and academic opportunities for their students and we are excited to show our support and enjoy a fun day of golf."

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 http://www.csusm.edu/athletics/images/events/cougarscramble/2010/cougarscramble2010.html.

"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.