Dozens of teams composed of New Paltz faculty, staff and alumni, local businesspeople, and friends of the Sheppard family came out to take a swing at this year’s tournament, with the team representing Butler Woodcrafters finishing at 12 under par to take home first place honors.
“The Shep,” as the yearly event is known, is held in support of the Fund for New Paltz, which enriches the New Paltz living and learning community in areas of greatest need, providing opportunities for students who require financial assistance to continue their college studies.
The Fund also helps bring a range of notable personalities to campus for the SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series, and helps continue College traditions and landmark ceremonies including Convocation, Commencement and Reunion.
This year’s tournament raised nearly $60,000 for the Fund for New Paltz.
The 2017 Doug Sheppard Classic was made possible thanks in large part to the generosity of the following major sponsors:
Campus Auxiliary Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Sodexo, Follett, Architecture+, The Chazen Companies, Local 21, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, M&T Bank and Timely Signs.
About the Doug Sheppard Classic
The tournament is named in memory of longtime professor, administrator and coach Doug Sheppard, who died in 2008. Shep, as many knew him, was New Paltz’s golf coach for 32 years and an avid player, a familiar fixture at local golf courses and tournaments.
More information about “The Shep,” including photos and video from this year’s tournament and complete sponsorship information, is available online.