Celebrity Golf Tournament Honors Hall of Fame Ex-NBA Player Alonzo Mourning

The Original Tee Golf Classic (OTGC), a premier Celebrity golf tournament, was held July 24, 2022,  to honor NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ. This was the first  OTGC full post-pandemic outing and featured a two team match up led by Alonzo Mourning’s Miami Heat and fellow NBA Legend John Starks’ New York Knicks which ended with Mourning’s Heat winning the game.

There was also a festive dinner hosted by comedian Alex Thomas in celebration of the Original Tee Golf Classic’s 23rd anniversary where Mourning was presented with its prestigious True Original Award where he says, “I really am humbled and honored to be recognized for the thing that I truly care about, and it’s not basketball” and “One of the words I hear used quite a bit is community. Community is important to me because we don’t grow in isolation. We don’t grow by ourselves. We grow in community.”


Anthony Spikes, John Starks, Alonzo Adams and Alonzo Mourning Credit: Margot Jordan



The OTGC Youth Experience at the event. Centered Right:  Professional Golfer/Youth Instructor Gavin Parker, Nike Robin Herrington, & OTGC Founder Wendell J. Haskins Credit: Margot Jordan




Pro Golfer Louis Kelly, Alonzo Mourning, LPGA Golfers Lakareber Abe and Sadena Parks Credit: Margot Jordan


Pictured left to right – NY Knick/NBA Legend John Starks; OTGC Founder Wendell Haskins; Miami Heat/NBA Legend and OTGC 2022 Honoree Alonzo Mourning Credit: Margot Jordan

Original Tee has always been a culture club that “amplifies inclusion in golf by preserving the history of the game’s Black pioneers and celebrating other iconic golf enthusiasts who are ambassadors of excellence.” It “launched in 2000, by marketing entrepreneur Wendell J. Haskins, the Original Tee Golf Classic reflects the unprecedented convergence of the worlds of golf, business, fashion, and entertainment through a multi-channel approach that excites the masses and welcomes newcomers of all ages to the game.”


Wendell J. Haskins, Leo Haskins and  Nave Murray Credit: Margot Jordan