On Monday, October 30th, 2023, we are hosting our continuation of a great tradition for our Foundation! The NorCal Sigma Blue Foundation in partnership with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, Theta Lambda Sigma Chapter invite you to attend our Third Annual Golf "Fore" Our Future Success Classic at the spectacular Richmond Country Club in Richmond, California. The Richmond Country Club is a former four-time PGA Tour stop and the first in America to invite African Americans to play in professional tournaments. They joined the likes of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead who won the 1945 Richmond Open with a 72-hole winning score of 283.
Funds obtained from our charity golf tournament will be used to benefit our scholarship fund for awarding scholarships to college bound students. Below is our schedule of events for this day of fun!
Schedule of Events (Monday, October 30th, 2023)
Check-in / Registration, Breakfast (To-go snacks)
Individual Entry To Play – Early Bird Fee $165 until August 31st - Regular Fee $185.00
Our Individual Entry Fee covers one player. Here you will be combined with other individual players to form a foursome. Your fee includes - 18 holes of golf, two motorized golf carts for the team, range balls, entry to two contests (Longest Drive and Closest To The Pin), as well as morning to-go snacks and lunch buffet.
4 Player Team Entry To Play - Early Bird Fee is $600.00 until July 31st - Regular Fee is $660.00
Our four Player Team entry fee includes four players, two motorized golf carts for the team, 18 holes of golf, range balls, entry into 2 contests (Longest Drive and Closest To The Pin), morning to-go snacks, and lunch buffet.
Social Ticket – $50.00
The Social ticket includes one full day (8:00 am - 3:00 pm) of course-wide action including the Awards Luncheon buffet which starts at 2:00 pm.
Our tournament will be played in a shotgun format which is all players will be on the course, one foursome group on each tee for 18 holes!
The Richmond Country Club is a former four-time PGA Tour stop and the first in America to invite African Americans to play in professional tournaments. They joined the likes of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead who won the 1945 Richmond Open with a 72-hole winning score of 283.
In the early 1950’s Richmond Country Club hosted the women’s professional tour with the best players of the era. 'Babe' Didrikson Zaharias won the first Richmond Ladies Open with a score of 224 after three rounds. Patty Berg won the second Women's Open in 1952, shooting 8-under par from the men’s tees and set a women’s course record that stands to this day.
We began in 1924 as the Carquinez Golf Club. Our original ProShop was less than ten feet wide and twenty feet long. By 1927, we had grown to 300 members and built a clubhouse which still stands today. Some of those early members flew their private planes to the golf course and used used the 9th fairway as a runway.
In 1938 the Richmond Country Club hired Pat Markovich, the Assistant Golf Pro at San Francisco Golf Club, as Richmond Country Club's ProShop Manager. It was Pat Markovich who changed our name from Carquinez Golf Club to Richmond Country Club. Pat Markovich also attracted the professional tournaments, helping the Richmond Country Club become one of the bay area's elite private clubs. A painting of Pat Markovich hangs in the clubhouse to commemorate and celebrate his contribution to the Richmond Country Club.
The members of our noble and esteemed Fraternity are always looking for men with a distinguished portfolio of professional achievement, community service, and personal development. Membership in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is by invitation only. In order to be considered for membership, interested men must submit an application packet for review by our membership team. Our membership team will examine your qualifications, background and character.