University of Alabama

SEC Celebrity Golf Classic coming to Columbus

More than 50 football coaches and players representing Alabama, Auburn and Georgia will tee it up May 5 in the SEC Celebrity Golf Classic at the Country Club of Columbus.

The list includes Alabama head coach Nick Saban, former Auburn head coach Pat Dye and former Georgia players David Pollack and D.J. Shockley, among others.

Tickets for the Welcome Banquet Dinner at the country club on May 4 are available for $50 (adults) and $30 (children 12-and-under). The dinner includes a social hour and autograph opportunities, although neither Dye nor Saban will not attend that particular event.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday.

For more information, contact Blair Brown at 706-478-5162 or via e-mail at To register online, log on to

Openings remain available for the morning flight of the golf classic. The cost is $1,000 for a 4-person team or $250 for an individual spot. Included in the fee are passes to the Sunday night banquet, as well as gifts and door prizes.

The morning flight will begin at 8:30 a.m., while the afternoon flight will start at 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from Noon until 2.

Sponsorships are also available. A $500 Driving Range sponsorship includes a sign with company name and range balls provided by the sponsoring business. A $300 Tee Box sponsorship guarantees a sign with a company name on one of the course's tee boxes and a $150 Cart sponsorship includes a sign with a company name on a golf cart.

The list of players and coaches confirmed for the event includes:

Alabama Alabama head coach Nick Saban*, Jeremiah Castille, Tim Castille, Ken Darby, Barry Krauss, Antonio Langham, Roger Shultz, Matt Miller, Freddie Robinson, Rudy Griffin, Stacey Harrison, Brandon Brooks, Daniel Pope, Seth Moates, Antonio London, Chris Goode, William Watts

Auburn Pat Dye*, Auburn offensive line coach Hugh Nall, Joe Cribbs, Brandon Cox, Ed King, Frank Sanders, Stan White, Rob Pate, Joe Beckwith, Terry Henley, Bret Eddins, Terry Daniel, Smokey Hodge, Chris James, Russ Carekker, Danny Lindsey, Aundray Bruce, Joe Cope, Sam Rives, Haven Fields, Steve Wallace, Gerald Robinson, Trey Gainous, Jeff Burger

Georgia David Pollack, Kevin Butler, Robert Edwards, J.T. Wall, Joe Tereshinski, Jeremy Thomas, Evan Wells, Russ Tanner, David Jacobs, Corey Phillips, Craig Jacobs, Matt Stinchcomb, DJ Shockley