College of Golf & Sport Management professor Frank Longabucco and his Tournament Management class students recently led a campus-wide Short Game Challenge to support Cystic Fibrosis.
For a two-dollar donation, students competed in Short Putt, Medium Putt, Long Putt, Chipping, Pitching, and Bunker Play competitions. Limited to two complete rotations per day, winners, who were determined by those who’d earned the most points in a single round, won a Ping putter courtesy of Ballen Isles Golf Club.
Longabucco, a PGA Professional Certified in Instruction and Golf Operations, assigned students to committees to increase interest in the competition. The goals of the Challenge were to increase awareness of and to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis while promoting the game among students in the College of Golf.