Eagle Mountain and Longbow Golf Clubs award scholarships to Ryan Hanford and Michael Christensen

Fountain Hills and Mountain View High School grads earn $500 for college

Ryan Hanford was awarded a $500 scholarship as part of a value-added benefit of Eagle Mountain Golf Club’s 2009 Mountain Club, an annual frequent-player program that offers, among other things, preferred green fees.
The scholarships are available to the college-bound dependents of the Mountain Club Cardholders. Scottsdale-based OB Sports Golf Management initially established the scholarship program in 2008 at 10 golf clubs under its management.
“Congratulations Ryan!” stated Phil Green, president of OB Sports. “We’re always looking for ways to add value to our frequent-player card programs, and the scholarship giveaway is a unique way to do that. It’s not gigantic, but certainly gives a little boost towards the student’s higher education.”
Michael Christensen was awarded a $500 scholarship from Longbow Golf Club. Christensen will attend BYU this fall with plans to study medicine and business. The scholarship is one of the many value-added benefits of Longbow’s frequent-player program, Flight Club, which among other things, offers preferred green fees to its cardholders.
“At first I thought they were kidding, but sure enough, I won,” said Christensen. “My dad and I love playing Longbow; it’s just really cool that they even offer something like that – never heard of golf courses offering scholarships.”
“Longbow is proud to be able to honor Michael for his academic success along with his involvement in the community with this scholarship,” said Jay Larscheid, general manager of Longbow. “It was a difficult decision as we had a number of qualified candidates.”
In total, ten $500 scholarships will be awarded from a number of participating OB Sports-managed facilities this year.
Eagle Mountain Golf Club is located approximately 7.5 miles east of Loop 101 on Shea Boulevard and Eagle Mountain Parkway in Fountain Hills, Arizona. The Scott Miller-designed, 18-hole golf course (par 71 and 6,800 yards from the back tees) incorporates the property’s natural box canyons, elevation changes and native Sonoran desert into the design of the golf course.
Longbow Business Park and Golf Club features the award-winning Longbow Golf Club with a 7,003-yard Ken Kavanaugh-design that was recently ranked as one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses in The Country” by Golfweek Magazine for 2009.
To learn more about Eagle Mountain Golf Club visit www.eaglemtn.com, or call 480.816.1234. For more information about Longbow Golf Club visit www.longbowgolf.com or call 480.807.5400.
Eagle Mountain and Longbow Golf Clubs are professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management , a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit www.obsports.com, call 480.948-1300, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/obsportsgolf or become a Fan on Facebook (search OB Sports Golf Management).

Ryan Hanford and Jeremy Hayman
Ryan Hanford and Jeremy Hayman, Eagle Mountain’s Head Golf Professional

Michael Christensen and Jay Larscheid
Michael Christensen and Jay Larscheid, General Manager of Longbow