“We need golfers!” says Sid Brown, chairman of the Noon Rotary Club’s Golf Tournament Committee. “We’d like to have 100 golfers playing in our tournament Friday, June 17th, but so far we only have 17 signed up. We’ve got a lot of slots to fill and we need as many golfers as we can get right now. So, if anyone wants to play in a great tournament – call me.”
The Rotary Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament is an annual event that raises money for scholarships for Estes Park High School graduates. The goal this year is to raise $10,000.
The tournament is a best ball, scramble format with registration beginning at 11:00am downstairs at the 18-hole course and a shotgun start at 1:00pm.
The $100 fee includes range balls, green fees, golf cart, a free drink, a “goodie bag” loaded with free items, and dinner after the tournament at the Hangar Restaurant. Extra dinner guests are $15 each.
“Each player is also going to get a gift certificate at the #1 tee box,” says Brown, who has collected 81 gift certificates from restaurants and other merchants in town. “If we don’t get more players signed up, they may get two gift certificates each.”
Anyone who sinks a hole-in-one on Hole #10 wins $10,000. Special prizes also will be awarded for a hole-in-one (on any hole other than #10), longest drive, longest putt, and closest-to-the-pin – for men and women.
Players can select any one of three divisions to play in and prizes will be awarded in each:
• Men’s Division – men’s four member team (low team score wins)
• Women’s Division – women’s four member team (low team score wins)
• Fun Division – any four member team (low team score wins)
Back again this year is the Golf Ball Drop. Anyone, golfer or not, can purchase a chance for a prize for $10. Golf balls are hoisted in the air over the practice green and dropped to the ground. The balls that wind up in a hole win a cash prize. How much they win depends on how many tickets are sold.
“I always tell people you the tournament is for your fun and their future,” says Brown. “Whether or not you walk away with a prize in your pocket doesn’t really matter that much. You get to spend the day playing golf with your friends while benefiting the kids in our community with scholarships. To me, that’s a win-win deal.”
Sponsorships ranging from $75 to $2,000 also benefit the golf tournament and the benefits vary from one level to another.
For more information on sponsorships or to sign up to play in the tournament, go online at: www.rotaryclubofestespark.org (click on “annual golf tournament”). You can also sign up at the pro shop for the 18-hole course. For more information on the tournament or to buy a chance in the Golf Ball Drop, call Sid Brown at 970-586-5928.