Each November on Veterans Day, the Emerald Coast Veterans Alliance sets aside a special time to honor the sacrifices of our military. Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of the end of World War I. The holiday was renamed in 1954 to honor the service of all military members.
For the past three years, the ECVA has hosted a benefit golf tournament on Veterans Days to raise critical funds for organizations within the greater Emerald Coast area whose missions directly support our mission of providing resources to area veterans.
In our fourth year, we are excited to announce new enhancements to our annual golf tournament, including tournaments at two courses on Day 1, and a Day 2 championship and Tournament Cup award.
Schedule of Events
Day 1 - Friday, November 11, 2022
Course: Stonebrook Golf Club, 3200 Cobblestone Drive, Pace, FL 32571 // (850) 994-7171 // www.stonebrook-golf.com
• Registration begins 10:00 AM
• Complimentary range balls
• Shotgun start - 11:30 AM
• 4-person team scramble with mulligans and tee busters
• Beverages on course
• Presentation of the Colors* - 4:45 PM
• Dinner, awards, and prizes following Colors
*Presentation of the Colors
At the conclusion of the tournament, Presentation of the Colors will occur by the Clubhouse flagpole. Please join this special ceremony as we honor our Veterans. The ceremony presents or retires a flag, and "colors" refer to a flag. Performed by a color guard, consisting of two honor guards and two flag bearers, the Sergeant-at-Arms, will dictate orders during the ceremony. Proper respect should always be given to the colors during the ceremony. Please be advised that a Volley will be fired (Gunshot) at the conclusion of Taps near the Clubhouse as the concluding element of the Final Roll Call (names TBD).
A second ECVA-sanctioned Veterans Day Tournament will also be held Friday, November 11 in unison, at Blackstone Golf Club in Crestview; presented by First Corp, Inc., hosted by Defenders of Freedom Florida and Fairways for Warriors.
Day 2 - Saturday, November 12, 2022
• First-Second-Third place Open Division finishers from Day 1, by location, will compete at Stonebrook Golf Club, 10:00am start.
• Format will be a 4-person scramble, no mulligans. ECVA to cover play and cart costs.
The new Veterans Cup trophy will be awarded to the winning team and displayed at the team’s Club for a year, returning Veterans Day 2023!
Please notify and invite your neighbors that may not be present on any FB page. Service animals only, please. We will be notifying the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Department of the Volley as part of the ceremony to alleviate any concerns.