March 27, 2012 –
MAYETTA: It’s been almost a year since Firekeeper Golf Course held its grand opening that was kicked off by a sports celebrities skins game that featured two of the NCAA coaches who played against each other last Sunday in the NCAA’s Elite Eight Division 1 Basketball Tournament.
Bill Self, coach of the University of Kansas (KU) Jayhawks, and Roy Williams, coach of University of North Carolina’s (UNC)Tarheels, were part of a foursome who played a round of golf at the grand opening held May 15. Williams was paired with Firekeeper golf pro Randy Towner and Self played with PGA golfer Notah Begay and, on that day, it was Williams and Towner who beat Self and Begay in the nine-hole round.
According to Towner, the two NCAA championship coaches are good friends and were happy to come to Firekeeper to help with the charity event where Williams donated his $6,500 winnings to the PBPN Boys & Girls Club. Self donated his earnings to the Self Assist program.
Below are some photographs of the event held that day.
(L to R) Roy Williams, Bill Self, Randy Towner and Notah Begay.
KU coach Bill Self conversing with Notah Begay.
Roy Williams at the podium after receiving a Pendleton blanket from the PBPN.
(L to R) PBPN Chairman Steve Ortiz, Bill Self and Roy Williams in the clubhouse.
The three sports celebrities with We-Ta-Se members.
The Jayhawks beat UNC 80-67 and have advanced to the Final Four where they will meet Ohio State on Saturday in New Orleans. Firekeeper Golf Course is one of the sponsors for the NCAA this year. For a guide to the Final Four go to www.kansasncaaguide.com.