NFPA Foundation Golf Tournament

The 2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at a new location, on site at Oak Brook Hills at the Willow Crest Golf Club at 3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523. 

Complete tournament details are below. Reach out to Becky Schlevensky at with any questions.


Before the Tournament


Extend your networking efforts or strengthen existing relationships by registering your foursome. Foursomes registered together receive a discount.

Register Your Foursome Here


No foursome? No problem. We’ll pair you up to make the most of your connections with leaders from across the fluid power supply chain while relaxing on the course.

Register Individually

See Who Else is Golfing


For those of you who need to rent clubs, please do so during registration.


Strengthen your relationships or show your appreciation by inviting your customers to join you on the links. NFPA invites you to include your customers in your foursome (customers do not have to be a NFPA member to golf—all are welcome!)


Get your company some visibility at the event by adding a sponsorship to your registration. There are multiple levels and opportunities available to fit your needs and budget.


At the Tournament



  • 11:00 – 11:30AM—Boxed lunch
  • 11:30AM—Shotgun start
  • 11:30 – 5:00PM—Golf
  • 5:00PM—NFPA Foundation Golf Reception and Awards Presentation


Mulligan tickets are included in registration and will be handed to the foursome captain on-site. The tournament will be played in a Four-Player Modified Scramble format to maximize the fun for golfers of all levels.

View The Tournament Rules


Cash prizes will be given at the Golf Reception for the following contests:

  • Closest to the Pin (Hole #18)
  • Longest Drive (Hole #5)
  • Longest Putt (Hole #9)
  • Closest to the Water, But Dry (Hole #17)


Boxed lunches and drink carts will be available at the golf course. After you finish your round, join your fellow golfers after the event for the Golf Reception at 5:00PM for heavy hors d’oeuvre and drinks.



Arlin Perry headshot Meet your NFPA Golf Chair, Arlin Perry!

Arlin is the President of Comer Industries Inc. located in Charlotte, NC and responsible for the NA Market. Comer is an Italian based company that manufactures gearboxes, axles and drivelines for the AG, Construction and Energy markets.


About the NFPA Foundation

Proceeds from the 2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament go to the efforts of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation to grow the fluid power workforce by increasing the number of educated technicians and engineers embarking on careers in fluid power.

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization, affiliated with NFPA. Through the generous support of our donors, we are:

  • Creating more educated fluid power technicians by funding student outreach and education programs designed to create a pathway into the fluid power industry; and
  • Creating more educated fluid power engineers by funding research and education programs designed to better engage academic faculty in the teaching of fluid power.

Because of your support, our programs are helping to change the talent pool available to our industry. More young people are aware of fluid power. More two-year technical college and four-year university graduates have specific training in fluid power. More universities have research facilities and education programs focused on fluid power. And more partnerships between these schools and our industry are increasing access to highly talented candidates.