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2014 UT Tyler Patriot Classic

UT Tyler University Advancement

The Patriot Classic fundraiser benefits UT Tyler's scholarship programs at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. Each Classic event is staffed by community volunteers and supported by numerous organizations.

The Patriot Classic consists of the Patriot Golf Classic and the Patriot Hole-in-One.

The Patriot Golf Classic Tournament will be held Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Hollytree Country Club. 

The 2014 UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest will be held Saturday, May 10 - Saturday, May 17, with finals held Sunday, May 18.

See us in the Spring 2014 issue of Tyler Today.


The World According to David Feherty 

David FehertyDavid Feherty has a unique perception of the world. It may be his upbringing in Northern Ireland, or his worldwide travel. Maybe it has to do with marrying a woman from Mississippi, or planting his roots in Texas. Whatever it is, David has embraced it, and it's given him a successful career.

It's a career that's taken life changing turns recently. His show "Feherty" on the Golf Channel's ended its' third season as that channel's most popular show ever. It's David at his witty and irrepressible best.

He hosted 18 one hour episodes interviewing golfers and entertainers such as Keegan Bradley, Bill Russell, President Clinton, Donald Trump and Samuel L. Jackson, among others.

Now for some deep background on David. He turned pro at 17 with a 5 handicap – meaning an average score of 5 over par. Eventually ... he won 10 tournaments worldwide and more than $3 million in prize money -- all of which was squandered immediately.

David finally retired from his professional golf career after seeing Tiger Woods hit one shot.

Fortuitous circumstances got him into broadcasting. He now spends weekends following golf leaders on the course or talking about them from a broadcast booth.

David has written six books, including his most recent one -- "The Power of Positive Idiocy."

Golf, bicycling accidents and friendships with our wounded soldiers have taught David a thing or two about life.

Expect to be treated to David's distinctive and often demented perspective on everything from aging and Texas to parenting and addiction.

Those purchasing a team in the 2014 Patriot Golf Classic will have the pleasure of hearing from a brilliantly deranged soul – David Feherty – and his world.


UT Tyler Patriot Golf Classic

Patriot Classic Community Volunteers

  • UT Tyler Classic Society

    This select organization of civic, business, professional and philanthropic leaders is devoted to perpetuating the Patriot Golf Classic and enhancing its prestigious traditions. Read more

  • UT Tyler Patriots

    The university is proud of this outstanding group of volunteers who support our programs and special events. Read more

  • UT Tyler Patriot Golf Classic Committee

    Leadership for the Patriot Golf Classic is provided by the UT Tyler Patriot Golf Classic Committee. Read more