Annual Kiwanis Club tourney slated for Aug. 6


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What: 17th annual Craig Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament

When: 8 a.m. Aug. 6

Where: Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394

— The cost is $70 for players 17 and older and $35 for those 16 and younger

Craig Kiwanis Club members may not be outfitted in wigs and skirts Aug. 6 at Yampa Valley Golf Course, but the club will nonetheless be participating in another of its traditions.

The 17th annual Craig Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament is set to tee off at 8 a.m. at the golf course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. And, the attire will likely be far different than the costumes seen in the club’s annual play, which lampoons local residents and happenings from the previous year.

The tournament’s flier describes the format as a four-person “scram-a-ramble.”

Kevin Peck, tournament committee chairman, said all ages and level of players are encouraged to participate.

“There is really only one kid golf tournament each year, so we want kids to come out with their parents and have fun with a new activity,” Peck said. “I think people enjoy the laidback format and we generally have repeat players every year.”

The cost is $70 for players 17 and older and $35 for those 16 and younger. Each team must include at least one adult player.

The deadline to register is Aug. 5, and the first 25 teams are guaranteed spots in the tournament.

Peck said the Kiwanis Club usually earns $1,500 to $2,000 from the tournament for its scholarship fund, which the club combines with money it earns from the annual Kiwanis play, brining the total to around $10,000.

“Most of the activities we do are kid-based,” Peck said. “What better way to promote devotion to the kids than to have a scholarship fund for them to advance their education.”

The club awards eight to 10 scholarships each year to local graduates and past scholarship winners.

The tournament will award prizes for the first- and second-place net and gross scores as well as closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt.

Peck said the tournament is similar to other four-person scrambles at the golf course, but the Kiwanis Club’s is intended to be more fun-natured.

“Our tournament attracts good players and beginners alike,” he said. “On some holes we put three flags up for people to try something different. We really encourage people to come and just have a good time.”

For more information, or to register, call the golf course at 824-3673.

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