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Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity will host the fifth annual Redneck Golf Open on Saturday, September 21, beginning at 8 a.m. at Pine Ridge Golf Course.
This tournament, considered by most to be more fun than serious, is the organization’s one and only annual fundraiser.
The unique golf open will be structured as a four-player scramble, and each team will have the chance to purchase interesting and fun incentives to go toward the course of play.
Some incentives include:
To play in the 2013 Redneck Golf Open, it is $50 per player. This will include a free lunch, player gift bags and souvenir team picture, a ceremony following and provided refreshments for the tournament.
The course is six holes of “redneck fun” and 12 holes for the “serious” golfer. There are many new “redneck” holes for 2013, which are all designed for entertainment.
“There is one hole where you have to putt into a toilet seat, and then another that involves a “team putter”,” Martin said. “There’s also a timed hole. They are all so much fun.”
As with most tournaments, there are also fun challenges along the way, such as “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive,” each for both men and women.
Proceeds for this event go to Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity.
In the event of inclement weather, no refunds will be given. All donations will go directly to the organization to be used to help a family.
The Redneck Golf Open still needs sponsors and teams. There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Donations are welcomed also.
2013 sponsors so far:
Resource Management, Kiwanis, Liberty National Bank, First Federal Community Bank, Dark Moon Guide Service, K-C Farms, Toyota of Paris, Paris Regional Medical Center, Guaranty Bond Bank and Hayter Engineering.
As an organization, Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity has built 15 homes for low income families in the area, and is currently finishing its sixteenth house at 1280 SE 15th St. There will be a dedication on September 15.
They plan to soon begin construction on their next home at 1425 E. Washington.
“We had a large lot donated to us at the east Washington location, so our next two homes will be there,” Martin said
For more information, call 903.783.0599 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Josh Allen, eParisExtra