2018 Little Rock Golf Shamble to honor Bruce Munson

Golf carts line up for the 2017 Little Rock Golf Shamble at Pleasant Valley Country Club.

The fourth annual Little Rock Golf Shamble has been set for Monday, August 27, at Pleasant Valley Country Club. This year’s event will honor Bruce Munson, who has been a tremendous supporter of the Little Rock golf programs for years. 

A well respected lawyer in central Arkansas, Munson and his wife, Peggy, have been active supporters of the Little Rock Athletic department, including serving as a member of the Little Rock Golf Shamble committee since its inception in 2015. A member of the Locker Club, Munson has served on the Trojan Advisory Council and is a fixture at Trojan athletic events throughout the year.

“I was impressed into service by Trojan Golf Hall of Famer Wyn Norwood when he volunteered me to serve as the chairman for his tournaments in the mid-1990s,” Munson said. “That thrust me into a relationship with Trojan golf, which annually, is one of my greatest pleasures.

“Every year I have the privilege of working with the golf coaches, tournament committee, and tremendous young men and women which make up our golf teams. I enjoy following their accomplishments as Trojan golfers, and though I hate to see them graduate, there is always another outstanding student taking their place. I would not trade the opportunity of playing in the tournament with one of our student-athletes for anything.”

Munson began practicing law in 1978 and has accumulated numerous accolades throughout his career. He has been named to the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2003, being named the Lawyer of the Year in 2015.

A member of the Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2007, he has been ranked among the Top 50 Arkansas Super Lawyers since 2015. Munson also spent five years as a pilot in the United States Air Force, earning the rank of captain.

“Through the years, our student-athletes and coaches across all sports at Little Rock have benefitted from Peggy and Bruce Munson’s generosity,” said Director of Athletics Chasse Conque. “We are thrilled to honor Bruce later this summer for all he has done for our golf program dating back over 20 years.”

“Bruce Munson has had a significant impact on our golf program over the past 20 years, with roles that vary from being part of the committee to hosting college teams when they come play in the Little Rock Invitational each October,” said Director of Golf Jake Harrington. “Bruce is a tireless supporter of Little Rock golf and we look forward to honoring him for his many contributions in August at our annual fundraiser.”

Munson will join Wyn Norwood, John Elliott, and Dan Snider as past honorees at the annual shamble.

The Little Rock Golf Shamble has evolved into an incredibly successful event, raising funds to support both the Trojan men’s and women’s golf programs. The 2017 event raised nearly $72,000 for the teams, which goes directly to help the Little Rock golf student-athletes compete at the highest level.

The entry fee is $1,600 per team as each foursome will compete with a “celebrity,” including former and current Trojan golf student-athletes. Team entries will be served on a first-come, first-served basis as spots fill up fast. For more information, please contact Trojan Director of Golf Jake Harrington at 501-516-3531 (jxharrington@ualr.edu) or Head Women’s Golf Coach Bridgett Norwood at 501-680-0825 (blnorwood@ualr.edu).

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