Jaycees prepare for golf tourney

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 17, 2004

Nothing's better than playing a round of golf.

Except if you're playing for children that are less fortunate.

The Greenville Area Jaycees will host its fifth annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament on July 24 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge.

"It's one of the largest fundraisers that we can bring together," tournament coordinator William Martin said. "It's something fun for the community to get involved in."

The money raised during the tournament will help fund the Jaycees annual foster children's Christmas party.

The three-man scramble was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. in the afternoon, but was rescheduled for 9 a.m. in hopes of beating the afternoon rains that have dampened Butler County the past couple of months.

"We moved the tee off times to 9 a.m., to beat the rain," Martin said.

The tournament was shortened due to rain the first three years it was held.

As for the tournament preparations, Martin said everything is coming along smoothly.

"Everything's on schedule," Martin said. "We still need hole sponsors and player. Without them we don't have money for Christmas presents for the children," Martin said.

Martin did express the need for more hole sponsors, which are available for $100 each.

An awards presentation and dinner will be held at the Sherling Lake Park Pavilion following the tournament.

Registration fee to compete in the tournament is $75 per person. The deadline to signup is July 22 at noon. Longest drive and nearest to the pin competitions will also be held throughout the day. Door prizes will also be given away.

Any golfers that would like to participate in the worthy cause should contact Martin at 227-0232 or Cambrian Ridge at 382-9787.