Newton County's biggest sporting event of the summer quickly approaches.
And as time shortens between now and the opening of the Dixie Boys World Series at City Pond, Newton County Recreation Commission, the host institution, is holding a last effort to raise funds.
The 2012 Dixie Boys World Series Golf Tournament will be Thursday, starting with a noon shotgun start at The Oaks Golf Club.
The four-man scramble is $60 per player, with a $100 fee for hole sponsors.
The event will feature close-up on all par 3's and a putting contest at the turn for $5.
United States Golf Association rules will be used with any local rules deemed necessary. There will be rolling of the ball, no more than one club length except in hazard areas. All golfers will play from the Oaks blue tees, except ladies, who will drive from the yellow tees.
The Oaks course staff will determine the flights. Mulligans will be allowed for $5 each, with a limit of two, and can't be used on prize holes.
The Dixie Boys World Series begins Aug. 3 with the team arrivals and opening banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will pit the country's best Dixie Boys teams in a tournament held at City Pond Field culminating in the national championship game at 5 p.m. on Aug. 8.
Registration is at www.newtonrecreation.com or www.newtondixieboys.com.
For more information contact Kale Curtis at (770) 786-4373, extension 17.