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Posted: September 2, 2009 12:01 a.m.

Charity golf tournaments looking for competitors

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Richard Rawlins

Golf fanatics should brush off their clubs for back-to-back charity tournaments on Sept. 17 and 18.

Richard Rawlins Golf Classic

Named for a member who passed away in February, the Covington Kiwanis Club has organized a golf tournament at the Oaks Golf Course on Sept. 17. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Miracle League of Newton County and the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence.

The format of the tournament will be a four-man scramble. Individual entry fees are $100 and includes greens fee, cart, lunch, beverages and prizes. Holes can be sponsored for $100 and beverage carts can be sponsored for $300. Major sponsors ($500) support a four-player team, two holes and a listing on the leader board. Awards can also be sponsored.

Prizes will be given for first, second and third place as well as most accurate drive and closest shot to the pin. A hole-in-one will win the player a car.

Registration must be received by Sept. 15. Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 17. A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m.

For more information about the tournament or to donate or register call Ken Wynne at (770) 786-6399 or Perry Haymore at (770) 787-7777.

B.C. Crowell Scholarship Tournament

For years the annual B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament has raised funds to award two $1,000 athletic scholarships to Newton County seniors. The tournament is named after long-time recreation department pillar and designer of the original nine holes at the Oaks Golf Course, B.C. Crowell.

Also set at the Oaks, the Crowell Tournament will take place on Sept. 18, the day after the Richard Rawlins Classic. Registration is limited to the first 36 teams and must be completed by Sept. 10.

Registration costs $170 for a two-man team and includes cart, greens fee, lunch and one ticket per player to play in the putting contest and $100,000 shoot-out. Players are allowed two mulligans except on prize holes.

Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, longest drive and winner of the sink the putt contest. Two amateur players will be randomly drawn from all tickets for a chance to win $100,000 for a hole-in-one on a 165-yard drive.

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