(LONGVIEW, Texas) — An annual City Championship golf tournament for Gregg County residents that will raise funds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, in Longview. Entry deadline is Friday, Aug. 16.
The City Championship golf tournament will start at Wood Hollow Golf Club (5121 McCann Rd.) on Saturday, Aug. 24, and will continue on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Challenge at Oak Forest Country Club (2044 Oak Forest Country Club Rd.).
Entry fees are $150 per player for all flights and include two days of stroke play (18 each day), cart, drinks and lunch (Saturday only.)
All golfers must live or work in Gregg County and be amateurs. USGA rules will govern all play. Recreational flights are open to anyone at least 18 years of age. All senior championship golfers must be at least 55 years of age before Aug. 20, 2013. All players may select to play in either senior, recreational or championship flights. Flights will be based on the number of entrants. Tournament rules committee will make all rulings and settle all disputes.
First round tee times will be posted prior to play. Second round tee times will be played in a shotgun format, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday. A permanent trophy will be engraved with the champion’s name and will be prominently displayed at the Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County. Individual trophies will be awarded to the champion, senior champion and winners of each recreational flights. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each flight.
To register online, go to www.bgcgregg.org or pick up an application at any of the golf venues in Longview.
For the first time, youth golfers will also be able to participate in the First City Youth Championship for boys and girls under the age of 18. Golfers must be residents of Gregg County and will play on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Wood Hollow. Entry fees for youth are $25 per player.
“We are pleased to partner with The First Tee of the Piney Woods to support the next generation of golfers. The First Tee will have a demonstration at the awards ceremony Sunday evening at Oak Forest Country Club.
“We want to thank our major sponsors including AEP Swepco, TMSI, Louis Morgan #1 and Martin Midstream Partners, as well as the many hole sponsors and all of the golfers who participate,” said Jim Hughey, City Championship chairman. “These kids will continue to receive quality programming with the funding from this golf tournament.”