Battle at Bandon
Location: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Dates: June 21-23, 2013
Joey Harrington’s Battle at Bandon is a competitive, handicapped golf tournament involving current and former players and coaches from their respective PAC-12 universities. Each PAC-12 school is represented by a team made up of two celebrity athletes/coaches and two paying amateurs. The university teams are divided into two competitive groups made up of one athlete/coach and one paying amateur. These groups compete separately against two-man groups from the other universities in a total of four, 9-hole matches over the course of two days. At the end of the tournament “season,” each university will have accumulated a win/loss record from the eight total matches played. This determines the PAC-12 champion.
In addition to the formal tournament “season” there is also a horse race made up of twenty-four, two man teams. The horse race requires a small entry fee and gives players the opportunity to bid for their partners with 50% going directly to charity and the other 50% going towards the total pot. The larger the bids, the larger the pot! The horse race is played at the secret Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch located adjacent to the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch is golf as it was originally played. The course consists of thirteen greens and no true fairways or tee boxes. Players simply select a green, determine par and play their shots….a true test of Scottish golf.
For years you have watched your favorite athletes and coaches represent your university on the field and on the court. How many times have you wished you could be out there with them? Joey Harrington’s Battle at Bandon gives you that opportunity. This tournament is designed to give fans of college
athletics a chance to compete with and against the stars that have graced their fields, courts and television sets. However, this isn’t your ordinary charity golf tournament! The Battle at Bandon is not a scramble, there are no mulligans to buy and you can’t play someone else’s shots. It is simply you and your partner representing your favorite university. Every shot counts in your quest to win the PAC-12 Championship!
The PAC-12 champions for 2011 were the University of Southern California team…Matt Cassel, Billy Miller, Dave Pygott and Ed Dotter.
2011 Athletes and Coaches
2011 Event Photos