Four former captains of U.S. Ryder Cup teams have top billing for the fifth and final year of the Jackson T. Stephens Charitable Golf Tournament to be played May 2nd and 3rd at the prestigious Alotian Club near Roland, Arkansas.
Alotian Club founder and President Warren Stephens, CEO of Stephens Inc., announced today that PGA Tour professionals Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Tom Kite and Hal Sutton will be the special guests at the tournament this year. The four golf greats will conduct a clinic at the ninth hole on the first day of the event and join teams on the course during play. Each will also speak at a special dinner for participants.
“When all is said and done, this tournament will have raised over 5 million dollars for Arkansas charities. I know if my Dad were here, he would be appreciative of his friends who have supported the organizations that he loved, and he would be justifiably proud of the benefit this golf tournament has realized for our community,” said Warren Stephens. “We are delighted that these four former Ryder Cup captains have decided to join us to lend their support.”
The Jackson T. Stephens Charitable Golf Tournament benefits five Stephens supported charities including Episcopal Collegiate School, The First Tee of Central Arkansas and The First Tee of Fort Smith, Arkansas Arts Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Previous golf greats to appear at the tournament include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
This is the fifth and final year for the golf event. When the event was initially started, it was touted as a 5-year program, but discussions are ongoing to possibly continue the event.