2017 Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Honoring “Doggie” Maurice Martin & Jerry Matthews
2017 Title Sponsors - Coming Soon
September 30 – October 1, 2017
3 person team – 36 Holes $300 per team – Includes Mulligans Pre-Flighted - Need Handicaps Commerce Chevrolet Sponsoring: Hole-in-One: 2018 Chevy Equinox
Join the Celebration with a:
$100 - Hole Sponsorship
$350 – Tournament Sponsorship
$1,000 – Title Sponsorship
Dinner and Music Entertainment Saturday night Lance Rainey Band
Mail Sponsorships & Entry Forms to: Sand Hills Golf & Country Club 5950 Sand Hills Drive Campbell, TX 75422 More information call: 903-886-4455
Please make checks payable to: Texas A&M University Commerce Foundation. Reference Sand Hills Memorial Scholarship in the memo line.
“DOGGIE” MAURICE MARTIN Born in 1916 in Commerce, Texas, Doggie earned his nick-name by continually bringing home stray dogs at an early age. Learning the game of golf as a caddy for the late Will Hill Acker, Doggie learned to be an avid golfer himself. He attended East Texas State Teachers College, playing football and golf during the years of 1937-1939. He was captain of the golf team, winning the conference those years. After graduating, he anticipated attending Q-School in Arizona. After joining the Airforce, where he became a Captain, Doggie continued to pay the game of golf. Following the Air Force, he became an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad for 35 years. When ha\e had to call to Dallas, he would take his clubs on the engine and contact Lee Trevino and they “hustled” players at the Tennison Park Golf Course in Dallas. Doggie also played with Miller Barber at the Paris, Texas 4th of July tournament one year. Doggie was an icon at Sand Hills for a number and in fact played the last golf game of his life at Sand Hills on December 10, 1984.
JERRY MATTHEWS Growing up in Longview, Texas, Jerry loved the game of athletics. He excelled as a high school athlete which led to a recruitment from Baylor University where he played quarterback his freshman year. Jerry then transferred to East Texas State University where he finished his college education and lettered in both football and basketball. Jerry began his basketball coaching career at Groves Jr. High then later coaching for high schools for twenty some odd years. During Jerry’s coaching career at this level, his teams won 10 district championships, and Jerry was named Coach of the Year on several occasions.
Jerry returned to Commerce where he was named Assistant Basketball Coach for East Texas State University and later became Head Coach. Jerry’s teams won 2 Lone Star Conference Championships. He was chosen as the Texas Small Coach of the Year in 1982-1983, he was inducted into the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame. After retiring in 1991, Jerry took up the sport that gave him extreme personal excitement and accomplishments which was golf at Sand Hills. Playing on a daily basis paid off for Jerry as he able to claim the title of Club Champion.
Jerry was married to Gloria for 60 years before his passing. They had 3 children, 10 grandchildren and remembered by 4 greats in legacy. Jerry was 82 when he died from Cancer.