Registration is open for Newton Medical Center’s Auxiliary 24th Annual Bill Taylor Classic Golf Tournament.
The tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 17 at the Oaks Golf Course in Covington starting at 10 a.m., and early registration is open through Friday, Oct. 3. Participants can receive $10 off their registration fee and receive a certificate for a free round of golf compliments of the Oaks Course. After Oct. 3, registration will be $160.
New this year, each participant will receive an Adidas golf shirt embroidered with the tournament logo. Each registration also includes two mulligans, a golf cart and lunch.
“This tournament gives more back to the participant than any golf tournament I’ve been involved in before,” Committee Chair Richard Brown said. “You really do get more return for your dollars.”
The tournament will also include several games for participants including the Circle Contest, Yard Stick and Pay the Pro. Tickets are on sale now for the popular golf ball drop where a helicopter will dump 600 golf balls from the air onto the golf course. Tickets are $10 each and present the chance to win the cash price of $500 for the first ball in a hole. Additional door prizes will also be awarded. To add to the thrill of the day there is the special Hole in One contest, where a golfer could potentially drive off the golf course in a brand new car donated by Ginn Chevrolet.
The golf tournament offers several sponsorship levels for local businesses to get involved. Choate Construction is the Title Sponsor for the golf tournament along with Charter Communications’ Mike Grafstein as the Gold Sponsor. Silver Sponsors include Draffin & Tucker, Angelica Textile Services, Darnel Quick Recovery and UMR United Healthcare. In addition to the Title, Gold and Silver levels, there are also sponsorships available for the beverage carts, driving range, putting green, individual holes and the tee box.
A Health and Vendor Fair will be held before the tournament begins from 10 to 11:45 a.m. offering an opportunity for local businesses to promote their services. Exhibition space in the fair is included for tournament sponsors and $350 for non-sponsors.
Immediately following the Health and Vendor Fair, players will load up on the golf carts at 11:50 a.m. ready to play at noon for the shotgun start.
Before departing, golfers can look forward to the delicious fried apple pies from Panorama Apple Orchard in Ellijay, Georgia, a favorite treat at the tournament each year, along with a goody bag filled with quality gifts from the top sponsors.
All proceeds from the Golf Tournament go to benefit the hospital. Over the years, the Auxiliary has given several gifts to the hospital using funds raised from events such as the golf tournament. Some of the gifts purchased have included equipment for digital mammography, fetal monitoring and portable x-rays just to name a few.
“This golf tournament is for the community,” Brown said. “It’s not because you’re a golfer or not a golfer, it’s an opportunity to support your community hospital.”
For more information on registration, sponsorships or the Health and Vendor Fair, please contact Andrea Lane, director of Volunteer Services, at 770-788-6553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.