Friday, April 29, 2011

May Golf Tournaments and Fundraising

Seems like the theme for May golf is “May I help?” Golfers in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach will get three opportunities in the first couple of weeks in May to both participate in a golf competition and help raise money for good causes.

The first is this Sunday, May 1st, at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club. The 18 Holes for Ecuador Golf Tournament and Fundraiser is intended to help a group of student missionaries traveling to Ecuador in June. Their goal is to raise $23,000 to help build a daycare that will provide safety, medical and dental care, and food for children of working parents; the money will also help with travel, housing, and food for the missionaries.

Next is the 12th Annual Benefit Golf Outing for Habitat for Humanity at Craft Farms Cotton Creek on May 6th. Besides contributing to the building of safe and affordable housing for low-income families, you’ll have the fun of competing for prizes for low gross, low net, closest to the pin, and longest drive.

Then on May 13th and 14th is the First Annual Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy Golf Tournament at Cypress Bend. On Friday, May 13th is dinner with Nancy Lopez at the Magnolia Court Restaurant. In addition to the tournament, which benefits the Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy, golfers also get a continental breakfast, hitting exhibition, golf clinic, and box lunches.

Get that feel-good feeling of being charitable while doing something you enjoy! More information about these tournaments is available on the Gulf Shores Golf Association website.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Weather is Only One Reason to Golf Along the Gulf

I can think of many, many reasons why taking a golf vacation in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach is an excellent idea, but there are two main reasons why this spring is a must.

First, the weather is phenomenal: warm, comfortable golf conditions, and the Gulf breeze just makes it heavenly. If you want to avoid the afternoon sun on the golf course, mornings are comfortably cool but nowhere near cold.

Second, if you book a group golf trip with a Gulf Shores Golf Association accommodations partner and play between now and May 8th, you can enter the latest GSGA sweepstakes. One winner will be randomly selected on May 19th and will receive an Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi, an LG 42 LCD HDTV and a Sony PS3 320GB Movie Bundle with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011. To enter, simply fill out a registration card at one of the golf courses you play during your golf getaway. More information is available on the Gulf Shores Golf Association website. Check it out, and book that golf vacation!