Golf tourney supports Arthritis Foundation

Published 12:52 am Saturday, August 30, 2008

As the annual Chilton County Arthritis Walk draws near, volunteers are coming up with some creative ways to raise money toward fighting the nation’s number one cause of disability.

One new event for this year is the Arthritis Foundation 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament.

The tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Clanton Country Club with tee time set for noon. Lunch will precede the event at 11 a.m.

“We just like to help. It’s a good cause,” said tournament chairman Tommy Glasscock. “Everyone in the county knows somebody affected by arthritis.”

Entry fee is $25 per person and includes cart and the cost of lunch. Mulligans are available, and hole sponsorships are $50 apiece.

One four-person winning team will receive the Arthritis Trophy and carry it until next year’s tournament. All proceeds will benefit arthritis research through the Arthritis Foundation.

Glasscock invites everyone to participate.

“It’s a good opportunity for fellowship, and it’s inexpensive,” he said. “You don’t have to be a professional golfer to play in a 4-person scramble.”

For more information, contact Glasscock at 389-1253 or the Clanton Country Club at 755-0415.

Also, a benefit drawing is being held for a patriotic quilt handmade by Maggie Martin. Opportunities are available for $1 apiece. The drawing will be held Oct. 4 at the Arthritis Walk. The winner does not have to be present to win.

– Scott Mims can be reached at