Future Legends scholarship program celebration

The CCHSF (Chuck Courtney Honorary Scholarship Fund) Future Legends scholarship program held a celebration of its first graduate - Steven Sakara, Baylor University - June 20 at the RSF Golf Club.

Events of the day included a golf tournament, Shamble format, putting contest, box lunch, 19th Hole Celebration, plus live and silent auctions, and dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Tim Holcombe Band.

The purpose of the CCHSF is to provide financial support to deserving but financial challenged students who want to pursue higher education and who have a connection to golf during their high school careers. The foundation also seeks to preserve the legacy of Chuck Courtney and his contributions to golf. Courtney served as Head Gold Professional at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club for 21 years from 1983-2004.

The Future Legends program credits the careful selection process plus a personal approach and continuing communication with the students for its success. All students to date have come from Pro Kids, a First Tee program in San Diego, although none are required to pursue golf as a career. Their majors include chemistry, biosciences, electrical engineering, the medical field, and sports broadcasting.