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Fore! Golf club auctioning season's first tee time to aid Newark Neighbours
Kurt Hamm takes a practice swing at NOTL Golf Club. (Eunice Tang/The Lake Report/Niagara Now)

With Premier Doug Ford announcing that golf courses can open for play this weekend, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club has come up with an un-fore-gettable idea.

The club is auctioning off the season's first, long-awaited tee time to bidders, with all proceeds going to Newark Neighbours.

Once the season kicks off, it is anticipated only members will be allowed to play due to pandemic restrictions. Club pro Billy Simkin circulated the auction plans to members on Wednesday.

"We have decided to use this opportunity to help do some good in our community and will be auctioning off the opening tee time of the 2020 season, with all proceeds to be donated to Newark Neighbours and their food bank. This tee time will be at 8 a.m. on opening day," the club said in an email message. 

Bids willl be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, and the winners will be announced Friday morning.