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Country Club preparing for annual Labor Day golf tournament

Staff report

SALISBURY — Chad Campbell, head golf professional at the Country Club of Salisbury, has announced information about the 64rd annual Crowder/Dorsett Memorial 4-Ball Labor Day Tournament.

Qualifying for the event, which features two-person teams, begins Friday, Aug. 25 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 27. Any playoffs for qualifying will be held on Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m.

The tournament is slated to start on Saturday, Sept. 2 and conclude on Labor Day, Sept. 4.

All residents of Rowan County (as of Aug. 1, 2017) are eligible for the tournament, as are any golfers who have played in a previous Labor Day event. Any members of a Rowan County golf club and members of all reciprocal clubs are also eligible.

Entry forms are available in the Country Club golf shop. Forms were also mailed to participants in last year’s tournament. The tournament fee is $55 for members and $80 for non-members, per person.

The entry form covers all greens fees and range balls, including one practice round. Players will be responsible for cart fees ($20 per round) during the practice round and tournament.

According to Campbell, the deadline for walk-in entries will be Sunday, Aug. 20, at noon.

Qualifying for the Open and Championship divisions will be played from the black tees. Prior to 2016, it was a combination of white and blue tees.

The senior (55 plus) flight will play the white tees and super seniors (65 plus) will play the gold tees. Women’s teams will use the red tees.

Teams will qualify using an 18-hole score. There will be 16 teams in the championship flight and eight teams in all other flights.

“We will continue to use No. 1 and No. 10 tee starts, during the match play, as it has been a big success in getting matches started on time,” said Campbell.

“As always, the Country Club of Salisbury opens its doors to the community and spectators are welcomed and encouraged during the qualifying and the event,” continued Campbell.

Campbell added that spectators will have access to the grill room and beverage carts. He said that golf carts for spectators are limited due to the high volume needed for the players, but can be rented if available.

The team of Troy Beaver and Charlie Barr are the defending champions.

Campbell added that the Country Club is soliciting volunteers to help with operations during the event.

 

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