The 29th Annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic will take place on Monday, June 11, at the Findlay Country Club. Michael Reid, Pat McGowan and Findlay native, Julie Cole, will be the guest professionals.
The day will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed by a professionals’ clinic on the range at 9 a.m. The golf tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony to follow. Spectators may purchase an all-day pass for $10 to watch the tournament and have lunch.
Over the past 29 years, the Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic has raised more than $2.7 million for local non-profit organizations. Beneficiaries of funds raised at the 2018 Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic will include Bridge Hospice, the Blanchard Valley Health System Center for Simulation & Clinical Education Excellence and the Julie Cole Golf Fund for junior golfers benefiting First Tour programming in Hancock County. Formed in 1984, Bridge offers physical, emotional and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families.
The Blanchard Valley Health System Center for Simulation & Clinical Education Excellence will be a life-like representation of workplace experiences with real-time problem solving to enhance the exceptional care BVHS provides.
About Pat McGowan
Pat McGowan qualified for the PGA tour in the fall of 1977 and was named Golf Digest/Rolex Rookie-of-the-Year in 1978. He won the 1984 Sacramento Open in the Tournament Players Series during which he defeated Steve Hart in a play-off. Following a successful 15-year career (1978-1992) as a PGA Tour player, Pat joined Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club as the director of instruction. He taught alongside LPGA Charter Member and mother-in-law Peggy Kirk Bell and her world renowned Ladies Golfaris. Pat attended Bringham Young University and is an active supporter of junior golf.
About Michael Reid
Michael Reid, also known as “Radar,” earned his player card on the first try in 1976. He played on the PGA Tour from 1977 to 2011. In 581 starts, he won twice, was runner-up seven times and finished in the top ten, 78 times. Reid played in five Web.com Tour events before joining the Champions Tour in July of 2004. He earned his first Champions Tour victory by defeating Jerry Pate and Dana Quigley in a three-way playoff at the 2005 Senior PGA Championship. Michael attended Bringham Young University and is a member of the Utah Golf Association Hall of Fame.
About Julie Cole
A Findlay native, Julie Cole had an outstanding athletic career in high school, earning both basketball and golf scholarships to Ohio University. After graduating from college, she joined the amateur golf circuit, qualifying for the LPGA tour in 1985. She became a member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Division in 1991 and is designated an LPGA Top 50 Teacher. She is currently the master instructor at the Ballantyne Golf Academy, a Golf Channel Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Blanchard Valley Hospital’s Julie A. Cole Rehab & Sports Medicine is named in her honor.