A day for golf and fund raising.
That's what the city of Harlem will offer Saturday with its third annual Harlem Relay for Life Golf Tournament, which will begin at 8 a.m. at Three Oaks Golf Course to benefit the city's American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
"It's a lot of fun, a lot of good camaraderie," said Jerry Baldwin, the event organizer and chief of the Harlem Department of Public Safety. "A lot of local people play in it. But those people who are here in town visiting for the Masters, we'd like for them to come out, too."
The tournament will be a shotgun start of four-member teams and will include best-ball Lauderdale-style play, Baldwin said. The cost is $40 per person or $160 per team. Proceeds benefit the city's relay, scheduled for April 22-23.
"(Golfers) can either try to put a team together or come out Saturday morning and we'll place them with someone ... Nobody is going to be turned away," Baldwin said.
He said the cost includes greens and cart fees, and refreshments.
Four corporate sponsors of the tournament donated door prizes such as golf bags, putters and a beach umbrella to be given away the day of the tournament, he said.
"We're also going to be selling mulligans, which is a free shot," Baldwin said, adding that they cost $5 each. "You can get two mulligans, one for the front nine and one for the back nine."
The 2004 tournament raised $2,000 for the American Cancer Society, and, Baldwin said, organizers hope to surpass that total this year.
"It's a real fun tournament," he said.
To get more information or directions to the course, or to register, call Baldwin at 556-6262.
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