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Ferris State Alumni Association bringing annual golf outing home to Katke Golf Course to celebrate its 50th anniversary

The Ferris State University Alumni Association’s annual golf outing has traveled to some of the top courses in Michigan, but the 2024 event is coming home. 

Ferris State’s Katke Golf Course, celebrating its 50th year, will welcome the Alumni Association’s annual outing on Friday, May 10. The course is one of the Midwest’s premier learning facilities benefiting students in Ferris State’s renowned PGA Golf Management program. It’s also home to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. 

Early registration is open as the Alumni Association eagerly welcomes a strong turnout of Bulldogs to hit the links. 

“We could not be more excited to have our annual alumni golf outing, one of our most popular events of the year, return to campus as we celebrate 50 years of Katke Golf Course,” said Brandi Behrenwald, executive director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. “We think this is a great opportunity for our alumni to come back to campus and to see how much things have changed and grown, but also to see that Ferris State still feels like home.” 

Registration opens at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon to precede dinner, an awards presentation, and the handing out of prizes. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, complimentary access to the driving range, lunch, dinner and tournament apparel. 

The outing also features a range of sponsorship opportunities such as Katke’s 50th anniversary, dinner, lunch, the putting green, snack station, driving range, scoreboard and holes. Sponsorships include a custom embroidered flag with proceeds benefiting the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. 

“For many of our alumni, Ferris State is a family tradition,” Behrenwald said. “The Alumni Golf Outing helps fund our Legacy Scholarship, which salutes the achievement and leadership potential of students who had a parent, sibling, grandparent, son, or daughter who is a Ferris State graduate.” 

Katke Golf Course is located at 1003 Perry Street in Big Rapids. 

Anyone interested in registering for the event or receiving additional information about sponsorships or any other outing aspect can contact Lynn Miller in the Alumni Relations Office at or (231) 591-2345.

*Image provided by Ferris State University.