National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic
The 3rd annual National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic is Monday, September 25, 2017 with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. Registration includes greens fees, cart, use of driving range, morning coffee/pastries, a boxed lunch, and an awards reception. Each golfer can play a practice round on Sunday, September 24 on either the Old Course with a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. or The Cascades with assigned tee times from Noon-1:30 p.m. Practice rounds are $100 per golfer. Participation in the National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic is limited to 25 foursomes.
- Team Registration for Practice Round & Golf Classic - $1,000
- Team Registration for Golf Classic Only - $600
- Individual Registration for Practice Round & Golf Classic - $250
- Individual Registration for Golf Classic Only - $150
- Honor a Hero - $75
Golf Classic Sponsorship Opportunities:
- Patriot Sponsor - $5,000
- Freedom Sponsor - $3,000
- Star Sponsor - $1,500
- Hole Sponsor - $300
If registering a team, please contact Angela Lynch at email@example.com or call (540) 586-3329 x117 with your player names. If you are also participating in the practice round please contact us with your preferred course selection.
Book Your Room
The Omni Homestead Resort is pleased to offer golfers in the National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic a special room rate of $145 per night for a traditional room (plus tax and resort fees). Room upgrades are available for an additional charge. This rate is available through August 18, or until the room block fills, whichever comes first. Book early to guarantee your room at this great price. Mention code “DDAY” when you call 800-838-1766 to make your reservation.
About the National D-Day Memorial Foundation
The National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s mission is to preserve the lessons and legacy of D-Day. The Foundation maintains and operates the National D-Day Memorial in direct support of that educational mission. The National D-Day Memorial is in Bedford, VA - the community that suffered the highest per capita D-Day losses in the entire nation. The National D-Day Memorial is a 501(c)(3) foundation and receives no federal or state funding. All money raised from the National D-Day Memorial’s Golf Classic will go directly to the Foundation’s education initiatives.
Honor a Hero
Honor a loved one who has served or is currently serving in the Armed Forces by making a $75 contribution. His or her name will appear on a special scoreboard banner, alongside the names of other heroes. This opportunity is available to anyone who would like to support the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
Participants are invited to an opening reception in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Mingle on the terrace with our special guests and fellow golfers while enjoying the resort’s amazing hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from the cash bar from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Special Guests for 2017
We are honored to have Jerry Yellin, one of the nation’s best-known World War II veterans, join us with his impressive golf game. On August 14, 1945, as a Captain in the then U.S. Army Air Forces, Yellin flew the final combat mission of WWII. His wingman paid the ultimate price as the final American to die in battle during the war. After years of struggling to come to terms with his combat experiences, Yellin made his own peace to become a nationally-recognized advocate for the cause of the American veteran. At age 93, Yellin golfs every day and breaks his age every time he plays. He boasts a 22 handicap.
Participating for the first time this year will be former #1 world LPGA ranked golfer Donna Andrews. The Lynchburg, VA native is a five-time winner of the Virginia Women’s State Amateur Championship. Donna won six titles between 1993 and 1998, including a major championship - the 1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore. Donna was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and this year is the first female inductee of the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame. She is currently the leading golf instructor at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club near Pinehurst, NC.
Virginia Tech coaching legend Frank Beamer will play in his second National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic this year. Beamer is a VSGA member at Blacksburg Country Club. After his retirement, Virginia Golfer magazine featured Beamer in an article about his competitive spirit both on the football field and golf course. This event is special to the Beamer family, as Beamer’s wife Cheryl is the daughter of a D-Day veteran.
“It is always a privilege for me to be involved with the D-Day Golf Classic in honoring those who sacrificed so much for our country. I support the National D-Day Memorial Foundation in all that they do to show our veterans just how much we appreciate them.” - Frank Beamer
Get a few pointers prior to golfing in the National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic from Donna Andrews, PGA great J.C. Snead, and the Omni Homestead’s golf professionals. They’ll present a complimentary Sunday afternoon golf demonstration. It starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Old Course driving range.