Letter From David
Dear Golf Fans,
What an exciting time this is. We have so much going on and coming up. First, we are just days away from the opening of our 60-acre golf academy, "265." While it has been a dream for several years, we didn't actually begin construction until January of this year. The only reason we are going to be hitting golf balls just 9 short months after the first shovel went into the ground is a direct result of a great, hard-working team effort. I want to thank all those who have played a role in getting 265 from concept to reality.
I want to thank my staff, my sponsor Humana for its generous support, John Deere Golf for their contribution, and most importantly the many donors who believed in the project from the earliest stages.
Like any new golf course, it won't be perfect on day one but I feel like we built a product that everyone can enjoy. We are starting with a soft opening for our members only but we will begin with First Tee and other youth programs very soon. For more information, please visit www.davidtoms265.com
I'm excited to announce Shaun Webb will be the Director of Instruction at 265. Shaun comes to us from Orlando where he has made quite a name for himself. Shaun is very highly thought of in the teaching community and I'm thrilled he has decided to join us and create something special in Shreveport.
In addition to everything going on with "265" we are also in the middle of LSU football season. I've been able to watch them in person a couple of times already and I am excited about the team. The Tigers are 4-0 and head to Georgia for a huge game this weekend. Duck season is also right around the corner and you know I can't wait for that.
Plus, I still have some work left this year on the golf course as well. I will head to Seoul, South Korea on October 7th for the CJ Invitational hosted by KJ Choi. It's been many years since I've been to Korea and I'm looking forward to going back.
I also plan to play in the Shriners Hospital Children's Open in Las Vegas, the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island and OHL Classic at Myakoba in Mexico.
Thanks for the support,