Lions gearing up for golf tourney

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 annual fall golf tournament.

The tournament will take place on Oct. 14 at Beaver Creek Golf Course, located at 610 Pratt Road in Dobson. Registration is underway.

According to club representative Charles Watson, this year’s tournament is being held in honor of Phillip Gordon, who has served the club and surrounding community for years. Gordon grew up in the community and graduated from Pinnacle High School in 1963. He went on to teach at Pinnacle Elementary School from 1979-2001.

On tournament day, play will begin at 9 a.m. with three-player teams of golfers teeing off in a shotgun start. Cost for play is $120 per team.

Proceeds for the day will be used by the Pinnacle Lions Club in its variety of community projects and services, including providing help as needed for the visually impaired. A donation is also made to Camp Dogwood, located on Lake Norman in Catawba County. The recreational camp for the blind and visually impaired has operated since 1967.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning team as well as to the winners of closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. All players will receive gifts for participation as well as free hot dogs and drinks.

Anyone individuals or teams interested in taking part are asked to contact Allen Mitchell at 336-710-7094 or Jeff Robertson at 336-816-2106. Individuals will be assigned for team play. Organizers are planning for 18 teams to take part.

“We appreciate our sponsors making the prizes possible,” Watson noted. “We’ve probably been doing this tournament for 20 years or more and it’s an important part of allowing us to do what we’re able to do in service to our community.”

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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