The 2024
Ray A. Booton
Golf Classic Tournament

Emerald Lakes Golf Club on June 19th,
8:00am registration & 9:30 am Shotgun.

*Registration has closed for this event*

Ray Booton Golf Classic Tournament

Our Purpose

It's that time again to get back out and swing those golf clubs to benefit our youth. This is the 33rd gathering of the Ray Booton Golf Classic for an incredible cause - community youth programs focused on role modeling, life mentoring, academic achievement, and scholarships. Yes, our 31st event will be different than every year before it as we seem to be on the backside of this historic pandemic. It will be every bit as fun and rewarding as each of the 32 years prior!

The June 19, 2024 Ray Booton Golf Classic will be hosted at The Emerald Lakes Golf Club in Chatlotte, NC. Course registration starts at 8:00 am with a shotgun tournament start at 9:30 am. Registration will be limited this year to ensure pace of play so it is important that you register quickly. Our youth participating in our flagship Guide Right program, including Kappa League and the Beautillion Militaire, greatly appreciate your continued support year after year. We all look forward to seeing you at the course!!!

Become a Sponsor

For your consideration, here are the various sponsorship opportunites.

Additional sponsorships include.

Fostering exceptional achievement by young men in our community through diligent role modeling, mentoring, structured involvement and open access to economic scholarship and resources.

Guide Right

Ray Booton Golf Classic Tournament

Our long-standing, award winning youth mentoring program, simply titled “Guide Right”, incorporates two primary initiatives, with the first being Kappa League and the second being the Beautillion Militaire. Kappa League is rooted in the spirit of assisting young men who are in need of counsel, advice and positive role models to aid in the navigation of their journey from childhood to manhood, particularly from a personal and scholastic development perspective.
The Beautillion Militaire’s primary objective is to facilitate scholarship to students in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina area high schools pursuing higher learning at four-year or two-year institutions as well as students currently enrolled in four-year institutions of learning in the Charlotte, Mecklenburg County area. In addition to scholarships, participants are engaged in meetings with program staffers and supporters that provide educational and mentoring opportunities in the areas of college preparedness, effective communication, self-awareness and actualization, respect for self and others, social skills, financial management, career planning and etiquette and social graces.

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Through your participation and contribution, we are able to serve our youth through mentorship. Thank you!

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Ray A. Booton

Ray A. Booton was Born on Feb 5, 1920 - Aug 31, 2009. In 1947, Booton was one of the first 7 African Americans to be sworn in as Charlotte police officers. Initiated into the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Dec 10, 1962, Ray Booton served as polemarch between 1970 - 1971. Booton also served as Pastor of ben Salem Presbyterian Church.

In 1999, Ray Booton was inducted into the National Black Golf Hall of Fame. President Eisenhower invited bro. Booton to the Augusta National Golf Club to view the Masters from the club house. Ray Booton achieved a Hole in one on a 200+ yard tough par 3. Mr. Booton also integrated Bonnie Brae golf course, Today called Dr. Charlie Sifford golf course. An amazing man with an amazing legacy and is still the name sake for the 31st playing of this tournament.

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Rules of Play

1. A scramble means that all team members tee off on each hole and then decide which tee shot they like the best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker.
2. The other team members pick up their balls and place them within one club length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Each team member hits their next shot from the chosen spot.
3. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole, including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green.
4. Putts need to be placed within 3 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score.
5. You may lift, clean, and place your ball within one club length on the selected shot, however, you may not move your ball out of a hazard (including bunkers), out of the rough, from the fairway or rough to the apron or from the apron to the green.
6. Please turn scorecards in to the clubhouse at the conclusion of the round.
7. No minimum drives and PAR is your friend.

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Our Advertisers

Thank You, Thank You, & Thanks Again for your Support with our Fundraising Campaign for 2024!!

Your continued donation in this year's 2024 Ray Booton Golf Classic will make a HUGE!! Difference with our fundraising goals. Your efforts will most certainly assist us with the mentoring and development within our Guide Right Program that mentors our youth from middle school through high school.

This year as we work to get back to our new normal our players enjoyment, safety, and additional acknowledgment of your support is key to the success of this year’s event. The tournament is expected to be a complete sellout with 120+ golfers, volunteers, and onsite vendors and we continue to need and greatly appreciate your continued support!!

Sponsorship Levels

For your consideration, here are the various sponsorship opportunites.

Additional sponsorships include.

We look forward to working with our new partner organizations and we will say up front, thank you!! To all of our new partners for 2024 fundraising campaign. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and We will promptly respond. Send your Details.
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Volunteers Needed

Thanks to the many of you that graciously give your time to ensure this event is runs smoothly. We have several task and a need for assistance the day of the event. If you could simply send us an email and one of the golf committee members will reach out to shortly.

More photos from 2019 availble here!
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