Bratton Brothers Invitational Celebrates 50 Years of Golf Guild | Sports Destination Management

Bratton Brothers Invitational Celebrates 50 Years of Golf Guild

Feb 20, 2019

What started as a Birmingham golf buddy trip in 1970 has become an annual reunion for the Bratton Brothers Invitational Golf Tournament, which celebrates 50 years of camaraderie March 6-9, 2019 at Craft Farms Golf Resort. Nearly 600 individuals representing 20 states and Canada have participated in this event over time, and four of the original seven buddies will participate this go-around.

"We never thought we'd make 50 years," said Greg Waldrop, tournament coordinator. "Guys from all over the country and Canada have participated in our tournament. Their participation has enriched many lives and created lifelong friendships.”

The group has played 22 golf courses along the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts and is back home to celebrate this milestone event where it all began.

"This is where it started, and the hospitality we receive here is far superior to anywhere else," said Waldrop. "It's home sweet home."

Visit BBITour.netto learn more about the Bratton Brothers Invitational. For information on upcoming athletic events along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit, or call 1-800-745-SAND.

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission is a partnership between Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In 2007, this commission became a department within GSOBT. In this role, the commission – along with assistance from both cities – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To learn more about playing along Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, please visit

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