Grab Your Golf Clubs To Help Build Houses For Rim Country Families


The Payson Area Habitat for Humanity successfully built five homes and has begun a sixth, in part funded by the proceeds from annual charity golf tournaments.

Sponsored by Pioneer Title, the Third Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament will tee off at 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Payson Golf Course.

Tournament directors Mark Monty and Dale Gonzalez are hoping for an even larger turnout than last year's field of 14 foursomes.

"We like to see as many (foursomes) as we can get, hopefully at least 20," Monty said.

Interest enhancements
To attract more players and render the tournament fun for even the worst of duffers, the directors are planning several interest enhancements, including closest-to-the-pin contests on a pair of par-3 holes and a longest drive championship.

Also, Monty and Gonzalez have brainstormed a chipping contest in which a circle will be drawn on a green and tournament participants attempt to hit to within the circle.

"We'll have prizes for doing it, maybe a sleeve of balls," Monty said.

Also a hole-in-one contest that could feature a quadrunner as a prize is being considered if enough sponsors can be rounded up.

Tourney format
The tournament format will be a four-man, best-ball scramble.

Entrants are allowed to select their own foursomes. For individuals who enter, the directors will make up the teams.

The entry fee for non-members of the Payson Golf Course is $60; for members, $40. The fees include green fees, a cart and lunch following the tournament.

All the proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund Habitat For Humanity projects.

Call Monty or Gonzalez at 474-3235 for more information.

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