Wednesday, August 8, 2012
An estimated 112 golfers on 28 four-man select shot teams will aim for the green Aug. 16 on Battlefield Golf Club’s 18-hole course.
The 2012 Catoosa Golf Classic to be held that day will begin with lunch provided by Chick-fil-A at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The game is a fundraiser for the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce.
More golfers are welcome to join and more sponsors are needed. Golfers pay $100 per person or $400 per team to enter the tournament.
“The golf tournament is a great networking opportunity,” said Catoosa Chamber President Martha Eaker. “A lot of members use it to entertain their customers. Some companies pay for their employees to play. It’s a way to have a good time.”
She said the tournament has been going strong for more than 15 years. Proceeds help fund Catoosa Chamber networking opportunities for members. Funds raised will also help the Chamber keep member dues reasonable for its 370 members, Eaker added.
In order to keep the golfers cool and refreshed, volunteers will hand out iced towels, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks. Angel Emergency Services paramedics will be on-hand to assist anyone in the event of a medical emergency on the course.
“We will award first-, second- and third-place trophies in three flights to nine teams,” said Eaker, adding that the trophies are bronze golfers. “One prize is a round of golf for four at Robert Trent Jones Courses in Alabama. It’s top of the line golf courses owned by the state of Alabama.”
Catoosa Golf Classic volunteers will sell mulligans for $10 each to benefit the Catoosa Chamber. Tee sponsorships are available for $100 each.
“Every golfer has the opportunity to win a door prize,” said Eaker. “We will give away gift certificates to stores like CVS.”
The tournament will end around 6 p.m. with a dinner provided by Little Caesars and an awards ceremony.
“The golf tournament is a business-building opportunity for the golfers,” said Eaker. “They can network, build up their business and support the Chamber by participating in the tournament.”