Father Kehoe Golf Classic

Father Kehoe Golf Classic

StFX Athletics is pleased to announce that the Father Kehoe Golf Classic tournament, presented by the X Varsity Club, will be held on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club. 

This year will mark the 26th edition of the event, named in honor of former StFX Athletic Director Father George Kehoe who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 1991. 

The tournament is an important part of the university’s efforts at maintaining a tradition of excellence in varsity athletics, with one hundred percent of the proceeds raised going directly to supporting StFX’s varsity athletic teams in the areas of athletic financial awards, exhibition and out-of-conference travel, academic support programs, and specialized equipment purchases.


Registration Contact:  Leah Bond, lbond@stfx.ca or 902-867-5253


Sponsorship Contact:  Krista McKenna, kmckenna@stfx.ca or 902-867-5381


Golfers should take note that the tournament is a four-person scramble for the one-day event. All golfers will receive a piece of StFX customized merchandise with their registration package.  We are excited to have Keith’s and Pepsi on board this summer as major sponsors of the Father Kehoe Golf Classic.  Golfers can look forward to complementary entry into hole-in-one contests, closest-to-the-pin contests, long drive contests and many team door prizes.  There will be numerous food and drink giveaways on the course for all participants, including a barbeque at the conclusion of the event.





The Organizing Committee is pleased to offer the use of one power cart per team, included with your team entry fee. Should your team require an additional cart, a limited number of are available and must be booked in advance by contacting Leah Bond with StFX Athletics at lbond@stfx.ca or 902-867-5253.  Additional carts are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with the cost of $50 incurred by the team and payable in advance to StFX Athletics.  

The Organizing Committee reminds all teams (four-person scramble) to please register by Monday, July 15th, thanking you in advance for your cooperation and full team payment by the registration deadline.  We cannot guarantee spots will be available without full payment by July 15, 2019.  The registration cost for the tournament is $500/team

For any golfers requiring accommodations on StFX campus, please contact StFX University Summer Hotel at 1-877-STAY-AT-X (1-877-782-9289) or stay@stfx.ca. There is a special rate for StFX alumni for a standard room with double bed starting at $89/night + HST. CLICK HERE for more information or to book online today.

In conjunction with the Father Kehoe Golf Classic, we will be offering a ‘Pick-a-Prize Auction’, with a selection of fantastic prizes set up throughout the day at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club. Tickets will be available for purchase on all items, with draws being made at the end of the day. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the auction will go directly to our X-Men and X-Women teams.

The shot-gun start for the tournament will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26th.  After the golfing is complete, there will be a post-tournament reception at the golf course where we will have a light barbeque, the tournament prizes will be handed out, along with the various contest prizes, team door prizes and auction items.  

We thank you for your participation and look forward to seeing your team this summer in Antigonish at the 2019 Classic as we celebrate 26 years of honoring Father George Kehoe and supporting StFX varsity athletics!

The Legacy of Father George Kehoe

Father Kehoe graduated from StFX in 1952 and was a three sport athlete (hockey, basketball, and rugby). He returned to campus as the men’s hockey coach in 1961 and coached for eleven years including participation in four national championships, becoming the winningest hockey coach in StFX history.

Father Kehoe was appointed Athletic Director in 1968, a position he held for 23 years. He served the AUAA (now AUS) as President for two terms and was the Vice President of the CIAU (now CIS) for a single term. In 1983 Father Kehoe was inducted into the StFX Sport Hall of Fame, followed five years later with an induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.



Past Champions of the Father Kehoe Golf Classic - CLICK HERE