Scholarship Golf Tournament
Well, it’s that time of year again to grab those golf clubs out of the closet, dusty or clean, and head to the annual Crescenta Valley Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, June 27, at Scholl Canyon Golf Course. That’s right! I said Scholl Canyon Golf Course. So come out and join us for some fun in the sun. I know what you’re saying, “I don’t even know how to play golf,” but I know you do, everyone knows how to play golf. What could be so hard about it – you have a golf ball, you take your golf club and hit it into a hole with a flag in it, in the least amount of shots as your co-players. Oh! I forgot to tell you the best part, you’re hitting a ball that’s not even moving; is that great or what? How often does that happen in a sport? Good trivia question. So now you know how to play golf, there are no more excuses.
Okay, for argument’s sake let’s say you can’t play golf. What I’m saying is that you don’t have to know how to play golf to have fun at our tournament, there is always the golf cart, and you can steer, right?
What? You have to work the next day? Sorry, got you covered on that one, too; the tournament is on a Friday not a Monday so no matter how you’re golfing you can enjoy the heck out of yourself, even if you have the highest score in your group. I call that more practice for you.
So whether or not you’re trying to make excuses not to come to the golf tournament maybe the reason behind the tournament itself will help make up your mind. This annual tournament helps raise money for four lucky (well, I shouldn’t say lucky, let me say hard working) Crescenta Valley High School students. Not only do they have to apply for the scholarship, but they also have to meet higher standards than what we hold ourselves to the game of golf. Then they still have to be picked, and that is where the lucky part might come in. So think about it – to contribute to a teenager’s scholarship, their dream, their future, all you have to do is go golfing for the day. Not even the day, maybe two-thirds of the day. But you’re going to be having so much fun with your friends and family you’re not even going to want to leave, so you might as well write off the day and start the weekend off right, and start it off early.
Now let me tell you a little about the tournament. Again the tournament is at Scholl Canyon Golf course, 3800 E. Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale 91206. Single player entry fee is $125, but a team of four players gets a discounted rate of $440. Check-in is at 7 a.m., putting contest is at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart and a bucket of range balls, goody bag, and refreshments on the course. And that’s not all; there will be a continental breakfast and a one-of-a-kind lunch with steak and salmon following the event with trophy presentations. Available for purchase at the event will be the putting contest, mulligans, raffle tickets, closest to the pin and hole-in-one contest. Just to mention, one of the hole-in-one contest prizes is a three-day Baja cruise, courtesy of Montrose travel. So you can either register to play online at www.CrescentaValleyChamber.org/golf, or call (818) 248-4957 for more information.
We will also have up-to-date and additional information at the June 4 mixer at Montrose Travel. Heck, while you are at the mixer, you might even win the CV chamber business raffle for $150 – that would pay for your round of golf with money to spare! So really it doesn’t matter if you win or lose at the golf tournament, the real winners are the kids, of course.
If for any reason you can’t attend, we are accepting any type of donation you can make, any donation would be much appreciated.
Hope to see you on June 27, and thanks for reading the article.
Submitted by Calvin ‘Kaipo’ Chock, board member,
Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce