Seminole Golf Club | 2022 Tournament
October 9-12, 2022
Photography by Jeffrey R. Bertch
The Jackson T. Stephens Cup
The Jackson T. Stephens Cup is an annual collegiate golf tournament named in memory of the late Augusta National Chairman, Jackson T. Stephens, and launched in 2021. The tournament features NCAA Division I National Championship-contending men’s and women’s teams alongside collegiate players representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the United States Service Academies.
The 2022 tournament will be held at Seminole Golf Club, in Juno Beach, Fla., followed by the Trinity Forest Golf Club, in Dallas, Texas in 2023, and the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club in 2024. The Alotian Club in Roland, Ark., is the tournament’s home course.
The tournament format will be 54 holes of stroke play setting the field for a final day of match play based on the stroke-play team finish; the final day of match play will be 18 holes. The event will also recognize its 54-hole winners upon completion of stroke play. Tournament week will begin with a practice round and college-am fundraising tournament on Sunday, October 17th followed by three days of official tournament play.
The Jackson T. Stephens Cup Announces 2022 Tournament
Jackson T. Stephens, right, and Warren A. Stephens at the opening of The First Tee of Central Arkansas: Jackson T. Stephens Youth Golf Academy in 2001. This event was attended by former President George H. W. Bush, Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson and former PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem. (Photo Courtesy: Stephens Family)
Jackson T. Stephens and Warren A. Stephens
Jackson T. Stephens, affectionately known as Jack, was an extraordinary man. An astute investor, philanthropist, sportsman and avid golfer, Jack took up the game of golf later in life at age 36. He served as the fourth Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club from 1991-1998. Jack was drawn to the principles of the game of golf in the life lessons it taught him. To be successful in both, one must have character, be disciplined, and devote time to practice.
Warren Stephens, Jack’s son, joined his father in the investment banking business in 1981 and became President and CEO of Stephens Inc. in 1986. He continues in that role, including Chairman, as the second generation of leadership in the 89 year old firm. Warren is the Jackson T. Stephens Cup tournament Chairman and founder. When speaking about the event, Warren stated: “Our goal is to create a distinctive and highly-competitive collegiate tournament that is comprised of tomorrow’s PGA TOUR and LPGA stars playing some of the country’s premier golf courses. Dad really enjoyed following amateur golf, especially at the college level. Therefore, he would be very humbled and proud that this tournament is named in his honor.”
Seminole Golf Club
Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida may be the quintessential Donald Ross golf course. It’s known for its broad fairways, restrained green undulations and vast variety of challenging bunkers. Founded in 1929, it was the last course Ross designed by the ocean, separated from the Atlantic by low dunes. It is truly a mecca for the greats of the game, from exalted amateurs to hall of fame professionals. Seminole has had a rich history in the game of golf and recently hosted the 48th Walker Cup Match which resulted in the United States Team victorious over the Great Britain & Ireland team 14-12.