2005 Cleveland OU Golf Outing

50 Alumni and friends gathered to "swing wrenches" on August 20th at the 2005 Cleveland OU Alumni Golf Outing. The outing was held at Hilliard Lakes Golf Course in Westlake, Ohio. This year's celebrity participant was OU Head Golf Coach Bob Cooley.

Coach Cooley was onhand to help the Bobcats sharpshooters fine tune their swings. Cooley's genius rubbed off on Team Essenmacher and Team Koch who both shot -19 to tie for the first place finish.

Both teams were awarded with gift certificates to the Harry Buffalo and OU golf kits. Prizes were also given away for longest drive and closest to the pin.

Unfortunantly a 5 minute impromptu lesson from Coach Cooley couldn't save us all. Jason Moran (pictured left), a member of Team Sammon, set a course record by losing 8 balls on the first 7 holes. Moran attributed his poor play to his pre-game meal at John's Diner in Lakewood, Ohio.

Overall, we had nothing but positive comments from participants and we are poised to have a bigger and better golf outing next year. We'd like to thank all participants, sponsors, and volunteers who made this year's golf outing a great success!

The OU Alumni Golf Outing Update

The golf outing takes place this Saturday at Hilliard Lakes Golf Course in Westlake, Ohio. Thanks to everyone for their interest in the outing. We've got over 40 people signed up to hack in out in our annual scramble. Special thanks to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Harry Buffalo for sponsoring the outing. Look for an update on how things went next week

This year is kind of a revival for the golf outing which hasn't been done in the last few years. We are planning on having an even bigger and better one next year. If you have any suggestions on where to have it or what OU Celebrities to bring in, throw down a comment or email us at sammon@clevelandbobcats.com.

Thanks again to everyone on the professional development commitee who helped to plan and put this together!


"Avast ye landlubbers!! Me wooden leg is ready and I've a mighty thirst for some grog!" This was one of the many the cries you heard as about 50 Cleveland OU Alumni boarded the Goodtime III on Friday July 29, 2005.

We promptly raided the top deck in search of our buried treasure....most found it at the bar. The alumni aboard the ship enjoyed music, dancing, and seeing Cleveland’s skyline from Lake Erie (but as a sidenote did not enjoy the view of an elderly couple making out on the second deck).

Overall, it was a great way to unwind after work and enjoy the beautiful summer weather with both new and old Bobcat friends of all ages. After the cruise, we moved the party to W. 6th where we enjoyed a burrito from Burrito Loco and partied the night away on the roof of the Velvet Dog.

Welcome to the Cleveland OU Alumni Events Blog !

This goal of this blog is to keep all of you updated on our upcoming and past events. We will write updates and post pictures on our events as well as keep you updated on what we are planning.

The advantage for you is that you can post your feedback on the different events and provide suggestions for futher events (without necessarily showing up at a meeting). That being said here's a fun recap of the Greenery Event that took place on April 24, 2005. It will be published in the upcoming College Gate Newsletter:

Over 650 Alumni “Return to the Greenery”
By John Sammon

Surely almost all OU Alumni can remember what some may consider the saddest day of the year 2000. The day thousands of students (primarily freshman) filled Court Street donning their black sludge stained pants and raising their red party cups in salute to the Greenery. Okay so maybe that didn’t happen. A
nd maybe as a result of this closing, you had a laugh knowing that the freshman would now resolve to fight the townies for a lane at Rollerbowl (picture the fight scene from Braveheart).

But almost every student that attended OU in the 80’s and 90’s had a story about the Greenery, a bar/ dance club that is now The Blue Gator. For those Greater Cleveland Alumni who didn’t make it to the Greenery, picture the Beachclub, decrease the size by 80 percent, put mirrors on the walls and add the rowdiness of Animal House. The Cleveland OU Alumni Association knew it was still dear to people’s hearts and decided to bring it back for a night.

The “Return to the Greenery” night was held April 30th at Traffic Night Club in the historic Warehouse District of Downtown Cleveland. We were overwhelmed by the Alumni and friend’s turnout! Over 650 people came out from all parts of the country to relive the days of Brainstompers, sludge soaked floors, mirror walls, test tube shots, funk stained windows, and greasy green stamps.

The event was so successful that we plan to make the “Return to the Greenery” an annual event. Thanks to all Alumni and friends of Alumni that turned out for the event. We look forward to all of you “Return-ing” next year.