So we’ll get to see how far Gordon Smith, that creature of Capitol Hill, can hit a golf ball, while political junkies perhaps will speculate about whether his ball slices a bit to the right.
The National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation is putting together the first (hopefully “first annual”) NABEF Congressional Golf Classic. The event is Sept. 24 starting at 8 a.m. at The Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va., a Jack Nicklaus-designed course.
Smith, the NAB president and CEO, will be leading the way with broadcast professionals and congressional leaders of all stripes. The bipartisan event co-chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (Calif.) and Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.). (We suspect Smith, the former Republican senator, will hit it mostly up the middle, though perhaps with a bit of a fade to the right at the end.)
The tournament is raising funds for the NABEF, a nonprofit educational arm of the NAB; registration is $1,000 per person for $3,500 for a foursome. The website explains, “The foundation offers a number of professional development programs and initiatives to achieve this mission, including the Broadcast Leadership Training Program, Media Sales Institute, Leadership Development Institute and many more.”