tourney will be first to raise money solely
A four-person select shot golf tournament benefiting The King’s Academy Golf Program is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The early round is full but administrators said at least six slots remain open for the midday round.
There will be prizes awarded in three flights, with the flights being determined after play is complete.
To go along with the tournament prizes, there will also be a Jeep Wrangler up for grabs to the first competitor to sink a hole-in-one on the par-3 second hole. Burgin Dodge of Sevierville is donating the Jeep Wrangler.
Tournament coordinator A.L. Savage is hoping the tournament can turn into an annual event to help support the Lions’ golf team.
“Our main goal is to pay for our golf shirts and hats,” said Savage. “If we do well enough, we’ll use the money to buy bags with the school’s name on it. That’s something that I’ve wanted to do since I’ve been here but we haven’t had the money.”
Savage said The King’s Academy has done a golf tournament for the last 10 years but the money has been used in other areas, such as the general fund.
Several school faculty members have already signed up to play. Savage said the morning round filled up in about a week.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Savage added. “Everybody is looking forward to getting together with friends and having a good time on the golf course and helping the school. I’m sure it will get pretty competitive before the day is over.”
Anyone interested in providing prizes or sponsoring the tournament ($500) or a hole ($100), are advised that all such gifts are tax deductible. For additional information, contact Savage at 523-8165 or Academy Athletic Director Dan Kirkpatrick at573-8321.
Entry fee for the tournament is $50 per person or $200 per team. The tournament will be held at Creekside Plantation Golf Club.