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Tourney a success
Annual golf outing raises money for United Way
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Stan Miller, left, sends one straight for the green on hole 14. A hole-in-one there would have been worth a new Mustang from Billy Howell Ford. - photo by Jim Dean

Norman’s Landing also holds biannual ping pong tournaments that benefit local charities. For more information, go online at www.normanslanding
Golfers hit the green Monday for the 13th annual Norman’s Landing Charity Golf Classic benefitting United Way of Forsyth County.

Michelle Prater, the organization’s director of resource development, said the event “went well.”

“It was a lot of fun, and there was wonderful food,” she said.

The event raised more than $20,000 for the United Way, said Bill Norman, owner of Norman’s Landing restaurant.

“It went outstanding,” Norman said. “It was a beautiful day. We had 130 golfers.

“It was great food and great fun ... It was gorgeous day, perfect day. Everybody did a great job.”

The fundraiser took place at Polo Golf & Country Club, where prizes were awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin and best putt. There were also prizes for first, second and third place low gross and low net.

Participants were treated to lunch, a dinner buffet and evening cocktails catered by the restaurant.

“Bill cooked his wonderful ribs for dinner,” Prater said. “You really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.”

Prater and other organization representatives gathered at the event to thank patrons for their help.

“We appreciated it,” Prater said. “Everybody was doing their part to help our community, and we were happy it went as well as it did.”

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