Golf to raise dollars for scholars
By Gayle VanVooren
The committee has been working on the eighth annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament.
Committee member Ralph Hagen said, “We’ve had from 60-70 golfers each year and we hope to have that many again for this year.”
“Every dime that is generated goes into scholarships,” he added. “We have to cover basic costs, but our sponsors, the golfers and volunteers help to make this happen.”
They are hoping for a return visit from past golfers, and that new ones will want to take part.
“We generally hear from folks the week of the tournament,” added Hagen, “and then we start putting teams together.”
He wanted everyone to know that you do not have to register with a complete team to participate. “We keep a team open, and pair people up,” he said.
A scramble format will be used for the four-person teams. But it becomes even more fun when mulligans can be purchased and prizes are given out. Perhaps the most fun is the bragging rights that are generated.
The $40 entry fee has not been raised because “we are trying to keep the line of expenses low.” He said that many golfers also give more than suggested as “they know the funds will be used for the kids.”
Over the past seven years, the Dollars for Scholars Chapter has shared approximately $41,000 with graduating seniors. This golf fund-raiser helps to keep funds in the chapter.
Hagen added, “The Dollars for Scholars money fills in where the specific scholarships leave off. Individual folks pick their recipients so many more kids can be rewarded through the Dollars for Scholars chapter.”
The rules meeting is at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 7. The golfing will begin at 9:30 a.m. with lunch provided in the club house.
Register now to become part of this important fundraiser by calling Dale Kockelman at Countryside Golf Club at 507.872.6335.