For the third straight year, local golfers will play a round to raise money in the Rob Bennett Memorial Golf Tournament Oct. 20.
Bennett, a local banker and former Sertoma member, was killed in 2004 in a stabbing incident. The golf tournament is held annually in his honor.
Money raised from the event will be donated equally between the Boy Scouts of America Troops 19, 25 and 134, the Thomaston Sertoma Speech and Hearing Scholarship and other local civic endeavors.
“We had planned the golf tournament and Rob was on the committee,” said Sertoma President Steve Brodie. “After his death we quickly changed the tournament to be in his honor.”
Brodie is hoping that participation in the event will continue.
“Support in the past has been tremendous,” he said. “The first year we had 70 golfers and last year we had 80. We are hoping to have 96 golfers this year.”
Golfers who register before Oct. 13 will be eligible for early bird prizes including a Callaway golf bag, prepaid Verizon phone and other great items.
The tournament will being with lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Raintree Golf Club and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
On course beverages will be provided. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin, longest drive, low gross and low net prizes.
The first place team will receive $500, second place $200 and third place $100. A 2006 Buick will be given for a hole in one.
Cost for entry is $60 per player of $240 per team. Players can pay $5 for red tee and mulligan tickets.
Entry forms can be turned in to the Thomaston Sertoma Club, United Bank care of Ben Ellington and at Raintree Golf Club.