Brundidge Rotary sets dates for annual golf tourney

Published 7:48 pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Teeing up and making up were the main topics of discussion at the Brundidge Rotary Club’s Wednesday meeting.
The Rotarians have set Monday, April 14 as the date for its annual Douglas Botts Golf Tournament.
“That’s the Monday after the Masters so the date is easy to remember,” said Club President Jamie Whitworth. “This year, the tournament will be held at Troy Country Club and will be an afternoon tournament.”
The Douglas Botts Golf Tournament will begin with lunch at noon and tee-off at 1 p.m.
“We’re doing the tournament a little different this year,” Whitworth said. “It will a two-man, or person, scramble rather than the traditional four-man scramble and that should be interesting and fun.”
The entry fee for the tournament is $150 per two-man team.
To make the tournament a bit more “challenging,” golfers may buy mulligans for $5 each. A mulligan gives a golfer another swing off the tee without penalty of an additional stroke. The number of mulligans is to be announced.
First and second prizes will be awarded to the teams with the lowest scores.
Individual prizes in the amount of $50 will be awarded to the golfer with the longest drive and the one whose tee shot is the closest to the pin.
Whitworth said businesses are encourage to sponsor teams.
“If a business is short on golfers for their team, the Rotary Club will get a golfer or two golfers,” he said. “We’ll help a business make up a team.”
Hole sponsorships are also available in the amount of $100 each.
Those who plan to participate in the Douglas Botts Memorial Tournament the Monday after the Masters may contact Whitworth in Troy or any Brundidge Rotarian or signup at Troy Country Club.
The Rotarians also discussed their desire to increase membership in their club. The Brundidge Rotary Club is offering corporate memberships in which a business or industry may join and have three employees listed as members.
“That will make weekly attendance more convenient because any one of the three listed may attended,” Whitworth said. “Rotarians are required to make up missed meetings. Often it’s not possible for a business owner or manager to leave the business and an employee could fill in for him or her.”
Making up missed meetings could be fun and even exciting.
Don Dickert said he made up a missed at Steamboat Springs, Colo.
“Nothing wrong with that,” his fellow Rotarians agreed.
Dickert said attending Rotary meetings in different areas, different state and different countries presents many opportunities, among them are gaining new ideas for Rotary projects and making new friends.
Local businesses and industries are encouraged explore the opportunities offered by Rotary membership.
For more information, contact Jennifer Garrett at 334-735-3337.

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