Annual Golf Tournament
Cowboys Golf Club, Grapevine, Texas
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
9:00 am Shotgun Start; 4 person scramble
The NEC golf tournament is widely regarded as an excellent opportunity to network with fellow industry executives while playing a premier course. Our tournament will be played at Cowboys Golf Club, the world’s only NFL themed resort-style golf course. As a tribute to the five-time world champion football team, Cowboys Golf Club integrates a historical tour of the accomplishments of this NFL franchise. The clubhouse features a hall of honor with an impressive display of the coveted Super Bowl trophies and memorabilia of Cowboys legends. Historical markers along the golf course provide a unique insight into the illustrious plays and prominent players who created an era of mystique that fascinates sports fans worldwide.
The 18-hole, par 72 championship course features dramatic elevation changes, forests of trees, natural waterways and wildlife habitats.
Play with an NFL Hall of Famer!
Golfers will have the opportunity to meet with and play Ken Houston, NFL Hall of Famer, at the NEC golf tournament. Houston excelled as the premier free safety of his era in a 14-year span that began with the 1967 Houston Oilers who drafted him in the ninth round of the AFL-NFL draft. He earned a starter’s role by the third game of his rookie season. After six years with the Oilers, Houston was traded to the Redskins for five veteran players in 1973. The Redskins once referred to Houston as "pro football's most underrated super-star," but his capabilities were widely recognized. He won all-league acclaim with the Oilers in 1969 and 1971, and then was either All-Pro or All-NFC with the Redskins every year from 1973 to 1979.
He was selected for either the AFL All-Star game or the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl 12 straight seasons from 1968 through 1979. Once he got his hands on the ball, he was a talented runner. Even before he finished his tenure with the Oilers, Houston had assured himself of a spot in the NFL record book by returning nine interceptions for touchdowns. He also tied two other records with four TDs on steals in one season and two interception touchdowns in a single game. Altogether, he stole 49 passes and returned them 898 yards. He also recovered 21 fumbles and scored 12 touchdowns, nine on interceptions and one each on a punt return, a fumble return, and a blocked field goal return.
Sponsorships Available: Gain company exposure during this intimate golfing experience. There is something for every level, ranging from platinum sponsors with conference exposure and booth space to individual hole sponsors. Click HERE for more information, or contact Mary Giglio at 202-315-2466.
Cost: $185 per person (includes greens fee, golf cart with GPS, range balls, bag handling, beverage carts, breakfast and lunch).
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by January 30, 2015 to receive a refund. No refunds will be granted after January 30, 2015.