About the Tournament

The Abe Lemons OCU Golf Classic is an annual tournament that pays tribute to legendary coach, Abe Lemons, and benefits the OCU athletic department and the Abe Lemons Endowed Scholarship.

Tournament Schedule

Participants can check in at 7:30 am on Sept 28 at Lincoln Park Golf Course, and the shotgun start will be 8:30 am.  Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. and prizes will be given out during lunch. Those who play in the tournament will be eligible for prizes.

Registration and Sponsorships

The registration fee for a four-person team is $500. Hole sponsorships cost $150 or $100 if also entering a team.

To sign up to play, click here to register online, or click here to download the registration form and return it to the athletic department.  For more info, or to donate items, click here to email Jim Abbott, Director of Athletics.


It's about that time.

Are you ready to tee

off at the classic?

We hope so!  Join us at Oklahoma City University's Abe Lemons Golf Classic, presented by Delaware Resource Group, on Sept. 28 at Lincoln Park Golf Course.  Space is limited, so register today!


2016-17 Learfield

Directors’ Cup Champion

Jim Abbott, OCU Director of Athletics

Have a question for Jim about the tourney, donations or sponsorships?  Please send him an email.


"The Abe Lemons Golf Classic is always a fun way to kick off the new academic year.  The tournament allows us to honor our great coach, Abe Lemons, and raise necessary funds to support our championship endeavors.  We are expecting a great turnout again this year."


Jim Abbott, OCU Director of Athletics

Questions about the event?  Please contact Jim Abbott at (405) 208-5301, or by email at jabbott@okcu.edu.    Or,  you may contact  Toni Adams at (405) 208-5309, or by email at tjadams@okcu.edu.


We hope to see you Sept. 28 at Lincoln Park Golf Course!

Oklahoma City University

2501 N. Blackwelder Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone:  (405) 208-5000






Thank You Alumni and Friends

OCU won the 2016-17 Directors’ Cup title as the best athletic department in the country. OCU stays at a championship level through your support!


The Abe Lemons Golf Classic is part of our rich, championship tradition, and funds raised directly benefit OCU student-athletes and the Abe Lemons Endowment.


Our alumni and friends of OCU are what makes this tourney such a special event for our athletics department and university.   We encourage all of our friends and alumni to make plans to join us again this year.  Help us make this year's classic the best event ever!

What OCU Alumni Are Saying About the Tourney

"The OCU athletics department has given us so much. It is like coming home"

About Coach Abe Lemons

In 34 seasons of coaching basketball, Abe Lemons accomplished 599 victories and 343 losses. He spent 25 years as head coach at Oklahoma City University, his first stint from 1955-1973.  He led OCU to a 309-181 record, two NIT berths and seven NCAA tournaments.  From 1973-1976, Lemons coached Pan American University, and was named 1974-1975 Texas Coach of the Year. He coached at the University of Texas from 1976-1982, he was National Coach of the Year in 1978.  In his second term at OCU, the Chiefs went to the NAIA tournament once and the District IX playoffs four times.  Known for his humor and wit as well as his coaching, he was 1987 Basketball Times Coach of the Year and received the Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989.