Robert Burns Classic Golf Tournament kicks off TPA retreat

The 19th Annual Robert Burns Classic Golf Tournament benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation opens the 2018 TPA Summer Leadership Retreat in Montgomery.
The final TPA Summer Retreat is scheduled June 21-23 at LaTorretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe in Montgomery.
Tee times start at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at the LaTorretta Golf course. Century Link is sponsor for the event. 
Following the 2016 event, this is the second year the tournament has been held at the LaTorretta course. The only other course visited twice by the tournament was The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio, in 2007 and in 2010. 
The LaTorretta Golf Course, previously known as Del Lago Resort Golf Course, was built in 1981 and renovated in 2007, when the property became the LaTorretta Lake Resort and Spa. Golf Advisor rated it among the top courses in Texas in 2016.
The first golf tournament was held in 1999 at the Galveston Country Club when 44 golfers participated. The event was organized to raise funds for the Texas Newspaper Foundation’s educational programs for community journalists through the Texas Center for Community Journalism at Texas Christian University. Founded in 1974, the foundation also sponsors the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame recognizing the profession’s visionaries and community builders.