The Tom Dorsey Winter Classic is a two-day tournament open to junior golfers ages 6-18. There are several divisions to choose from depending upon age and skill level. (See below for division information.) On Sunday, December 29, Round One will be played at A.C. Read Golf Course with tee times beginning at 11 am. On Monday, December 30, Round Two will be played at Osceola Municipal Golf Course with tee times beginning at 8-10 am. Round Two will be followed by an awards luncheon. All registration fees include: Golf, range balls, door prizes, tee gift, awards and lunch (lunch is on day two only). All golfers will walk. Carts are available for spectators to rent. Contact the tournament director, Jennifer Hobbs, with questions: jhobbs@thefirstteenwfl.org.

NEW THIS YEAR: Upon completion of round two, players will turn in their scorecards and then depart for awards and lunch at Pensacola Goofy Golf in conjunction with The First Tee’s 16th Anniversary. The Goofy Golf is located at 3924 W. Navy Blvd. and is home to the First Tee of Northwest Florida. Goofy Golf is only a 9-minute drive from Osceola Golf Course. The Goofy Golf course will be open and free for all families coming from Osceola. 

Please note that A.C. Read Golf Course (located on-board Naval Air Station Pensacola) requires that everyone Age 16 & Up (driving or not) who is planning on going to the tournament for Round One at A.C. Read 12/29/19 needs to complete and sign a Navy Base Access Form (unless that person holds a military ID). If you need this form for Naval Air Station Pensacola, it can be downloaded below or at https://www.thefirstteenwflorida.org/forms Our office must receive your form by 12/16/19. If we do not receive your form by 12/16, you will need to get a pass. Free passes can be obtained at the gate. They have options for a 6-month pass or a one-day golf pass (both are free). Please allow around an hour to obtain a pass. Our Sponsor is AC Read Golf Course and the form must be SIGNED. You can fax the form back to us at 850-456-7779; or e-mail it to programs@thefirstteenwfl.org; or deliver to our office at 3924 W. Navy Blvd., Pensacola, 32507. Call 850-456-7010 with any questions.

IMPORTANT:
1. This is a “Junior Golf Scoreboard” Ranked Tournament. All Open division scores will be reported to JGS.
2. All* division champions will earn an entry to compete in the A. Downing Gray Tournament at the Pensacola Country Club, Aug 3-4, 2020. *There will not be a 9-hole division for ages 14-18 at the A. Downing Gray.

Division Information

Select Your Division (Future or Open):
Future Division Description: Ages 6-18 beginning to intermediate level. Ages 6-7 play 6 holes per day. Ages 8-18 play 9 holes per day. This division will play by modified rules using age-appropriate tees. Players are allowed to have one caddy.

Open Division Description: Golfer consistently shoots 54 or under on 9 holes from the typical men’s and ladies’ tees. Two age divisions: 16-18 or 15 & Under. This division plays 18 holes per day following USGA rules. Scores are reported to Junior Golf Scoreboard. No caddying or giving of advice is allowed in the Open Division.

Price Includes: Golf, Door Prizes, Tee Gift. Awards and Lunch (on the Second Day). Members of the First Tee of Northwest Florida receive a $10 discount. Contact our office for your $10 credit at 850-456-7010. Or email Jennifer at jhobbs@thefirstteenwfl.org

ALL REGISTRATION FEES INCREASE ON DEC 18 BY $10

Tee times

Tee times will be posted on this webpage on 12/27/19 by 5 pm. Tee times for Round One at AC Read will begin approx. at 11 am. Tee times for Round Two at Osceola will begin approx. 8-10am (depending on division).

Tom Dorsey (1927-1994)

Tom Dorsey was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War who retired to Northwest Florida in 1964 and later again retired as a Professional Firefighter. He had a great passion for community youth sports and was involved in starting a youth football program in Milton, Florida. Dorsey was an avid golfer who believed that the core values of honesty and integrity were paramount to the game. He was one of the first volunteers to step forward when the Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association was formed in 1990, ever-present and always involved until his untimely passing in 1994. The GPJGA chose to honor his passion and dedication to Junior Golf by founding the inaugural Tom Dorsey Winter Classic in 1994, and thanks to the Dorsey Family and The First Tee of Northwest Florida, this tournament endures today.

Navy Base Access Form must be received by 12/16/19

Navy Access form