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Teeing off to help youths

Adam Robertson
Chris Decker (red) putts on the green while his foursome watches quietly from behind during last year's tournament.

The first of the Fallon Golf Course’s four major golf tournaments is right around the corner.

The Fallon Rotary Club’s 11th annual golf tournament is Saturday at 8 a.m. The tournament will be composed of four-person scrambles with a shotgun start; participants can register as a pre-made team or individually.

At the end of the day, prizes will be given out to the first and second place teams as well as the closest ball to the hole and the longest drive — men’s and women’s. A variety of raffle prizes will also be given out.

The rotary club is still accepting registration. There is a $35 registration fee for members of the golf course and $65 for non-members. Registration includes a breakfast and lunch.

“It’s rotary’s largest fundraiser. All proceeds go to Churchill County Youth Leadership classes … they do it for eighth-graders to juniors.”Karla KentRotary Club Tournament Chair

Participants will also be able to purchase mulligans and string at the event, for a small advantage.

Karla Kent, the tournament’s chair in the rotary club, said people of any age can participate if they can golf. Because of the four-person scramble format, any skill level is welcome.

“You don’t even have to be that good a golfer and still have a lot of fun,” she said.

Kent added the tournament is very popular and grows every year. She said the event fosters a sense of fellowship in the community. The club is hoping to register at least 72 golfers — registration will also be accepted the day of the tournament.

Kent said the tournament has been popular in the past and the community enjoys it. This year, they plan to have a DJ on scene to play music during the event.

“They add a lot of fun, a DJ on the course,” Kent said.

All funds raised during the tournament go to Relay for Life as well as funding the rotary club’s local youth projects.

“It’s rotary’s largest fundraiser,” Kent said. “All proceeds go to Churchill County Youth Leadership classes … they do it for eighth-graders to juniors.”