Started in 1997, the Ryder Cup format event is played as a tribute to Coach Hannon. The brain child of Mark Coward, then Head Professional at Great Hills Country Club and Brent Buckman, then Director of Golf at Barton Creek Country Club and Resort. The event served as a testament to Coach, filled with strong competition, fellowship and fun.
The event is comprised of two teams of 14 players. The teams play three 18 hole match play events over two days, earning points for their team with each win or tie. One team represents the top golf professionals and the second team represents the top male amateurs in the Austin metro area.