Annual Wichita Aero Club Golf Classic

Screenshot 2018-03-29 16.04.27.pngThe Wichita Aero Club will host its ninth annual Golf Classic on Monday, July 2, 2018. It will be the first time we haven’t played on a Sunday—and it won’t conflict with Father’s Day, either. Instead, we’ll have the same great course to ourselves and we’ll tee off at 8 a.m. while it’s still relatively cool. This should allow us to conclude the tournament with a luncheon and awards ceremony to be held in the Crown/Tapestry Room of Crestview Country Club. As always, this WAC event supports our Edward W. Stimpson and H. Dean Humphrey Scholarships and provides players with the opportunity to play on the same pristinely manicured course at Crestview Country Club that the PGA TOUR pros will have recently played during the Web.com Wichita Open. The WAC Golf Classic is always fun— with a Scramble format and several opportunities to take home some additional rewards! Players will compete in longest putt, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests and also have a chance to win a new car with a hole-in-one. We’re bringing back last year’s popular “Scholarship Shootout” that provides every golfer with a chance to win a substantial cash prize—and add a bonus to the scholarship fund at the same time!

The 7th and 17th Holes will be special stops for additional fun with margarita stands for an icy cold drink and a visit with fellow golfers. Once again this year, Josh Cook Professional Golf will provide swing analyses on the tee at #18.

Wichita Aero Club Educational Initiatives

The Wichita Aero Club continues to promote aviation education and support aviation-related training and career development by offering scholarships and financial assistance to aviation-related institutions and students. The recipients of our scholarships are future aviation leaders—with a local connection.

Proceeds from yearly Trophy Gala and Golf Classic events allowed the Club to establish a scholarship fund in 2013.  Currently, the Wichita Aero Club and Wichita Community Foundation collaborate on the awarding of two scholarships: the Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship and H. Dean Humphrey Scholarship. Both awards are designed for collegiate or technical school students who have already established an aviation-related major or career path. Both grants originally provided $2,000, but in 2016 we increased the awards to $5,000 each. While the Stimpson scholarship targets students who may wish to pursue engineering, technical, or flight related careers, the Humphrey scholarship is designed to underwrite the educational pursuits of students who are seeking a career in administration, communication or non-technical disciplines at aviation-related businesses. Both scholarships are designed to benefit students with a connection to Wichita or Kansas; they can be students at local institutions, graduates of local high schools who are attending colleges, universities or technical schools in other locations, employees who are concurrently enrolled in school, family members of employees, or interns of Wichita or Kansas-based aviation companies.

The Wichita Aero Club accepts gifts and donations toward its educational initiatives and works with the Wichita Community Foundation, a 501©3 tax-exempt charitable organization to administer its scholarship program and provide appropriate recognition to donors.

Golf Classic Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for updated information about the sponsorship opportunities available for the 2018 Annual Wichita Aero Club Golf Classic. Fill out the form and send it over to 12828 E. 13th Street North, Suite 2 in Wichita, KS 67230.

How to Register

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EAA’s Jack Pelton Awarded WAC Trophy!

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WAC will honor him at our annual gala in January, 2019.

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