LOCUST — Local golfers will be able to congregate at a Locust golf course this Friday to play in a charity tournament that not only encourages friendly competition but benefits a good cause.
“Eagles for Eagles,” Boy Scouts of America Troop 202’s annual golf tournament, is set to take place at Locust’s Red Bridge Golf Club at 6801 Gatehouse Rd. on Sept. 11.
Proceeds from the tournament will help cover the troop’s costs of attending the annual summer events at Camp John J. Barnhardt in New London, and it will also assist in funding backpacking trips throughout the country.
BSA Troop 202, which was originally chartered in the late 1950s and is stationed out of Locust Presbyterian Church, has taken trips to several national parks in the western United States, including Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Grand Canyon.
Fees for the golf tournament are $100 per player or $400 per team (that price includes one mulligan per player). If an individual player doesn’t have a team, he or she will be assigned one. Lunch will be provided at 11 a.m. and the “captain’s choice” formatted golf tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams as well as the individuals who make the longest drive and individuals with shots who come closest to the pin.
All registration forms, or those wishing to sponsor a hole for a fee of $100, can make checks payable to Boy Scout Troop 202, P.O. Box 845, Locust, NC. For additional information, contact Chad Whitley at 704-791-1976.
Designed in 2009 by course architect David Postlethwait, Red Bridge Golf Club is situated on 500 acres of Bermuda grass in the foothills of the Uwharrie Mountains. Red Bridge features a practice facility with a driving range and putting green, a fully stocked pro shop in the clubhouse, and MiniVerde greens with various elevation changes.