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 four 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 fifth year, we are excited to announce new enhancements to our annual golf tournament, including tournaments at three courses on Day 1, and a Day 2 championship and Tournament Cup award.
Schedule of Events
Day 1 - Friday, November 10, 2023
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
Day 1 Tournament play will happen on 3 different Golf Courses. 3 local Veteran's groups are coordinating with us this year. The ECVA-sanctioned Veterans Day Tournament will also be held Friday, November 10th at Scenic Hills Golf Club in Pensacola; presented by First Corp, Inc., and hosted by Defenders of Freedom Florida (DOFFL); and Lost Key Golf Club in Pensacola; presented by First Corp, Inc, and hosted by the Ryan Blackwell Foundation (RBF) and the Aviation Boatswain Mates Association (ABMA).
* Presentation of the Colors
At the conclusion of Day 1 play, Presentation of the Colors will occur by the Clubhouse flagpole. Please join this special ceremony as we honor our Veterans. The ceremony retires the "colors"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. Then join us inside for conclusion of our ceremonies.
Day 2 - Saturday, November 11, 2023
• First-Second-Third place Open Division finishers from Day 1, by location, will compete at Stonebrook Golf Club,
• Format will be a 4-person scramble, no mulligans. ECVA to cover play and cart costs.
The Veterans Cup trophy will be awarded to the winning team and displayed at the team’s Club for a year,
returning Veterans Day 2024!
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