Rotary golf tournament raises scholarship funds The annual event attracts golf lovers who contest with the aim to invest in the success of students by funding their college education for four years.

The recipients of the 2019 Rotary Club of Estes Park Scholarships at the awards programme along with the Rotarians.
The recipients of the 2019 Rotary Club of Estes Park Scholarships at the awards programme along with the Rotarians.

What could be better than playing 18 holes of golf on a course with stunning Rocky Mountain views?

Knowing that every chip shot, drive, divot and putt provides college scholarships for Estes Park seniors.

Slated for Saturday, June 29, the 23rd Annual Rotary Club of Estes Park Golf Tournament for Scholarships hopes to raise money for three academic scholarships, which will be awarded next May.

“Golfers who register for this tournament love the game, but more importantly, believe in investing in the success of our high school seniors,” said Golf Tournament Chairman Peter Sinnott.

Much will be asked of the next generation, and the Rotary Club of Estes Park (Colorada, US – RID 5440) wants to help these students to become tomorrow’s leaders, he said.

The Rotary Golf Tournament partners with the Shred-A-Thon and the Rotary Foundation to raise $24,000 for three, four-year academic scholarships awarded annually to local graduates.

On May 15, Annalise Basch, Fazeel Bhatti and Molly Morgan received the 2019 Rotary Academic Scholarships.

In addition, the club awarded $10,630 in memorial scholarships to eight members of the class of 2019.

“Paying for a college education can be a daunting task for parents and students, with costs rising faster than inflation for many years. Through our scholarships, our club eases the financial burden on our families,” Sinnott said.

The $100 fee includes green fees, cart, lunch from Smokin’ Daves and a participation gift.

Players with an annual 7-day membership at the Estes Park Golf Course pay a reduced registration fee of $65.

Each golfer also will vie for prizes in contests for most accurate drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.

Separate prizes are offered for men and women in the most accurate drive and longest putt competition.

Each member of the team with the lowest net score will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Estes Park Golf Course Pro Shop.

Prizes will also be awarded to the team with the lowest gross score and to four winners of Closest to the Pin competition on Par 3 holes.

While golfers relax in the clubhouse after playing 18 holes, the tournament committee will conduct drawings for merchant-donated prizes.

The event will begin at 8 am with a shotgun start at the 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course.

“We invite participation from golfers of all skill levels. The tournament has been an easy and fun way to support scholarships for 23 years. We’d like to see even more foursomes this year,” Sinnott said.

Source: Trail Gazette

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