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Annual golf tourney benefits United Way
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Forsyth County News

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Register for the 15th Annual Norman’s Landing Charity Golf Classic, benefitting United Way of Forsyth County, at or call (770) 886-0100.

The 15th Annual Norman’s Landing Charity Golf Classic will return Monday.

The event, which benefits United Way of Forsyth County, will be held at the Polo Golf & Country Club.

Registration is from 10 to 11:30 a.m., a driving range will open at 10:30 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at noon. 

Organizers are hoping for a high turnout and good weather.

“We hope Mother Nature will be good to us,” said Bill Norman, owner of Norman’s Landing restaurant.

He said about 75 participants had signed up as of late last week.

“We had about 100 last year, so we’re hoping for at least that many this year.”

Norman said beside golf, there will also be a silent auction, several raffles and “goodie bags” in recognition of the event’s 15th anniversary.

The restaurant will also provide lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs and a barbecue rib dinner.

Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, best putt, and Billy Howell Ford will award a car to anyone making a hole-in-one on a specific hole.

There will also be prizes for first, second and third low gross and low net.

Ruth Goode, executive director of United Way of Forsyth County, said Norman has been a continuing supporter of the organization.

“Bill works really hard every year to make sure this is a big success,” she said. “We’re hoping for a big success this year.”

She echoed Norman’s sentiments regarding the weather.

“We had to go to the rain date last year and that’s never good because people have to rearrange their plans,” she said. “I’ve seen the long-range forecast and it looks good for this year, so we’re hoping for nice weather.”

Norman has raised more than $1 million since 1995 for area nonprofits, nearly $400,000 of which has gone to United Way of Forsyth, which he called his “favorite charity.”

Last year’s tournament raised about $16,000, and previous tournaments have brought in as much as $32,000.

Norman’s hoping for better numbers this year.

“We’d love to have anybody who can golf at all come out to support people in need,” Norman said. “You’ll have fun whether or not you can golf.”