Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s Charity Golf – this month!

Norm Noble

Want to win a new Lexus? It’s easy. Just make a hole-in-one on one of the designated holes at the 26th Annual Rotary Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 24. Told you it was easy.

March 24 will be the day that 175 golfers tee up their golf balls and begin play on the 27 holes of Oakwood Country Club – Lakes, Sonoran and Palms. This has become a much-looked-forward-to event each year, with golfers flying in from around the country in order to participate.

Shortly prior to the shotgun start, a helicopter will hover over the practice range and drop a few thousand golf balls. Several subscribers whose balls drop into or close to the hole will win cash rewards. Then, play will begin.

On each of the nine holes, there will be a Golf Ball Bazooka Launch (where golf balls are blasted over 300 yards down the fairway). For virtually all the golfers, this is a unique event, with 200-yard drives being their norm. Last year, one of the golfers shot a hole-in-one on a Par Four!

Mid-play, a Putting Contest (where significant dollars can be won for the winning putts) will take place. And let’s not forget that a hole-in-one on three of the designated Par Threes will bring you a Lexus.

Following an afternoon on the course, there will be a delicious dinner, a Silent Auction (featuring bargains galore), a raffle for a new golf cart and a Live Auction (that will highlight the event with excitement as folks vie for unique items and rare opportunities).

One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised at this event are given to the charities supported by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club. The Club’s primary focus is the Chandler Unified School District where over 4,000 dictionaries are given each year to every third grader in the District, and every freshman in all the CUSD high schools are taught about the choices they make that affect their future lives. But the club’s concerns go beyond these boundaries – like providing inside running tap water for homes on the Navajo Nation, and internationally where funds are provided to eradicate polio from the two countries where the dread disease still exists.

If you haven’t yet signed up to participate, Rotary invites you to do so. Foursomes are forming fast. Contact Rotarian Bill Crump at 810-252-4111 for details, or go to Sun Lakes Rotary Club’s website,, where you will find all you need to know about the tournament, plus have the opportunity to register.

Be an important part of this important event. Help Rotary make a difference.