Stone Memorial tourney open for sign-ups


By Dean Palmer - Special to the News



Local golfers are invited to sign up now for a day on the links as the Pinnacle Lions Club hosts its second annual Bill Stone Memorial Golf Tournament.

The tournament will take place on April 29 at Pilot Knob Park golf course. Registration is now underway.

Bill Stone is fondly remembered throughout the Pinnacle community for his role as one of the leaders in the Pinnacle Lions Club and for his years of service as a school bus driver.

On tournament day, play will begin at 1 p.m. with four-player teams of golfers teeing off in a shotgun start. Cost for play is $125 per team. Proceeds for the day will be used by the Pinnacle Lions Club in its variety of community projects and services.

Anyone individuals or teams interested in taking part are asked to contact Jeff Robertson at (336) 816-2106 or Alan Mitchell at (336) 710-7094. Individuals will be assigned for team play.

Numerous prizes will be awarded during the day, during contests including closest-to-pin and longest drive.

“We appreciate our sponsors making the prizes possible,” noted Pinnacle Lions Club representative Charles Watson. “We usually have enough to try to give something to everyone who takes part.”

According to Watson, the spring tournament is a spin-off of a popular fall tournament sponsored each year by the club.

“We’ve been doing a tournament in the fall for several years,” he explained. “We hold it at Beaver Creek and it’s always done well. We decided to do one in the spring as a way of honoring Bill Stone.”

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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