By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
Back this year at a familiar venue, an annual golf tournament will provide networking for participants and a revenue boost for Yukon’s business and economic development arm.
The Yukon Chamber of Commerce will present its 37th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, May 10 at The Golf Club at Surrey Hills, 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd. The event returns to Surrey Hills after being at El Reno’s Crimson Creek Golf Course in 2018.
Golf committee co-chair Jarid Wright said the Yukon chamber looks forward to being back at the new-and-improved Surrey Hills.
“If you like to be outside and you like to play golf, sign up for the golf classic,” Wright told prospective players at the April 12 Yukon Community Coffee.
There is space for 30 teams in the four-person scramble.
“We need teams, teams, and more teams,” Yukon Chamber CEO Pam Shelton said.
The chamber’s golf committee met April 11 at the chamber office to start firming up plans for next month’s benefit tournament.
The Golf Classic is among the Yukon Chamber’s five largest annual fund-raisers and hitting the links also is a “great networking” opportunity, Shelton noted.
Golf committee co-chair Kenica Thomason said more prize donations are needed.
Golfers who compete at the May 10 Golf Classic will have the chance to win a variety of nice prizes – everything from hotel stays and coolers to golf clubs and use of the superintendent’s suite at a Miller football game.
Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams; longest drive, closest to the pin, and a putting contest. There will be a 50-50 raffle and four chances for a hole-in-one.
Sponsors are needed. Levels include gold ($800), silver ($650), bronze ($300), and hole ($100). Cost to play is $400 per team and $125 per individual. A team pro package is $150.
The weekly Yukon Community Coffee will precede the Golf Classic.
Anyone interesting in becoming a sponsor, making a prize/goodie bag donation or playing May 10 should call the Yukon Chamber office at 354-3567. More information may be found at www.yukoncc.com.