LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Seven years after his sudden death, the John Outlaw Memorial Golf Tournament has never been bigger.
This year's version of the annual event started on Saturday at the Crown Colony Country Club. By the end of the day on Sunday 100 teams would have participated which is the largest showing in the event's history.
The event is used to give back to Lufkin High School athletes. A scholarship is given out to an athlete that has aspirations of going into the coach profession.
In his 57 year coaching career, Outlaw had 302 wins, 89 losses and 3 ties. That career came to an end when Outlaw died from a heart attack on December 23, 2011.
"[his legacy] is going on and on and on just because of the impact he had on the young kids and their parents," Lufkin head coach Todd Quick said. "We are coaching kids who we coached their parents. It id about just doing things right and taking care of kids with kids being the most important thing. The impact he had on people in town was all over."