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Golf tourney Tuesday benefits boys lodge
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going
* What: “Golfin’ for the Lodge” tournament benefitting Bald Ridge Lodge
* When: 11 a.m. Tuesday; reception at 5 p.m.
* Where: Polo Golf & Country Club, 6300 Polo Drive
* Cost: $190 for individuals and $700 for a team of four
* Online: www.baldridgelodge.org.

Golfers are invited to bring their best game for a good cause this week.

The second annual “Golfin’ for the Lodge” tournament benefitting Bald Ridge Lodge, a home for displaced boys, is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Polo Golf & Country Club.

A reception will follow the tournament at 5 p.m.

Denae Hutchison, a volunteer, said about 100 players have registered so far, with a goal of about 130.

“We feel like we will achieve that,” she said.

Cost is $190 for an individual and $700 for a foursome. Players are encouraged to register online at www.baldridgelodge.org, although they can also sign up Tuesday.

“But it’s best if we have knowledge of shirt sizes, handicaps, etc. in advance,” Hutchinson said.

Last year’s tournament raised about $23,500 for the lodge in Forsyth County, she said. This year’s goal is $40,000.

Besides golf, those attending will also have a chance to meet a few celebrities, including NASCAR driver David Ragan, wrestler Rick Steiner and country singer Colt Ford.

The afternoon reception will also include live and silent auctions and a number of raffle giveaways, Hutchinson said.

Among the auction items are golf packages and an autographed “fiddle” from Charlie Daniels.

An after party had originally been scheduled for 9 p.m. in Alpharetta. However, Hutchinson said that event has been postponed until September “due to the logistics of getting the golfers from playing out in the heat all day and then down to another event.”

But the day should still be a fun one, she said.

“People should come to this event to support the boys in our community that find themselves in need, not to mention having a good time playing golf, meeting some celebrities and getting the opportunity to bid on a lot of really great items,” she said.