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Golf tourney benefits United Way
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John Raspin, left, tees off at a previous Norman’s Landing tournament as Conner Poe, Mark Hamilton and Bill Burke watch. - photo by File photo
Spring is in full swing. What better time to hit the links.

Norman’s Landing restaurant is holding its 13th annual Charity Golf Classic on May 18 to benefit United Way of Forsyth County.

The event at Polo Golf & Country Club includes prizes, as well as lunch, dinner buffet and evening cocktails.

There will also be prizes for first, second and third place low gross and low net, as well as longest drive, closest to the pin and best putt.

If a skilled player manages to hit a hole-in-one, he or she will win a new car from Billy Howell Ford Lincoln Mercury.

Restaurant owner Bill Norman said there’s still about 40 spots left for golfers who want to sign up for the event, which will also include a silent auction for a vacation in Costa Rica and a flat-screen television.

Norman said hot dogs and hamburgers will be served for lunch as well as barbecue ribs for dinner. “Everybody has a great time,” he said. “We’re looking forward to it.”

United Way of Forsyth County employee Lindsay Bohannon said the charity event is “a chance for us to thank each individual for coming out and supporting our organization.”

Last year’s event raised $23,500 for the United Way.

“It’s nice for us to be able to see the regulars who come out every year,” Bohannon said. “They just continue to support our organization, and we appreciate that.”

There are several ways to participate in the tournament.

• Corporate sponsorship, $1,100, includes a sign at one tee, one alternate green, golf shirts, lunch and dinner buffet and corporate recognition in the program. Sponsors also can enter four golfers in the tournament.

• Hole sponsorships include a sign at one tee and an alternate green for $250.

• Individual golfers receive lunch and dinner buffet and a golf shirt for $225.

Bohannon said the annual fundraiser is “very upbeat and fun.”

“It always has a good turnout and everyone seems to enjoy themselves,” she said.