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Nolan Memorial Golf Classic Returns to Saucon Valley

Sept. 19, 2013

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EASTON, Pa. - The 2013 Terence M. Nolan '62 Memorial Golf Classic presented by the Lafayette Maroon Club will be held Friday, Oct. 18 on the prestigious Grace Course at Saucon Valley Country Club. Entries and sponsorships are being accepted for this incredible day on one of Golf Digest's "Top 100 Golf Courses." Simply use the registration form available through the above link, send an email for further information or call the Maroon Club at (610) 330-5839.

A portion of each registration fee includes a tax deductible gift to the Maroon Club General Fund, enhancing the experience for all Lafayette student-athletes.

Saucon Valley Country Club hosted the 2009 U.S. Women's Open and the U.S. Senior Open in 1992 and 2000.

The Grace Course, built in 1951-1957, is a challenging layout designed by the father-son team of William and David Gordon. It has been named to Golf Digest's prestigious "Top 100 Golf Courses" every year since the inception of the rankings in 1966 and has undergone a comprehensive restoration by Pennsylvania architect Ron Forse. The Grace Course is a long, demanding course that forces the golfer to use virtually every club in the bag.

There are a number of quite unique holes on the Grace Course, a par-72 layout that measures 7,091 yards from the back tee markers. The par three fifth hole is a classic example of an "Eden" hole, and is modeled after the famous eleventh hole at St. Andrews, Scotland.

The par three eleventh hole is a marvelous rendition of a "Redan" hole that features a slightly uphill shot to a green that is set at an angle to the tee and slopes gently away from the golfer.

The Grace Course finishes with three very strong par four holes, the shortest of which is the 437 yard seventeenth. These holes provide a fitting climax to true test of one's abilities.