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Chautauqua golf tournament returns for another year
Kurt Hamm and John Gleddie with some of the prizes at a previous Chautauqua Open. (File)

The Chautauqua Residents Association’s annual golf tournament is back on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club.

Registration for the Chautauqua Open is at 4 p.m. at the first tee, with a 5 p.m. shotgun start. 

Whether you bring a twosome, foursome or just yourself, groups will be arranged to ensure everyone has a team to play with, said Kurt Hamm, co-organizer of the event.

The nine-hole tournament is a best-ball format.

The event is designed to bring people together and to build camaraderie among locals, said Hamm.

Cost is $10 for golf club members and $36 for non-club members. Proceeds help support the Chautauqua Residents Association.

While the day is centred around golfing, anyone who enjoys spending time with the community and eating dinner overlooking the sailboats going through the Niagara River and Lake Ontario will enjoy it as well, said Hamm.

There are prizes to be won, including for men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to the hole.

The tournament also is seeking prize donations, so if you have one that you would like to donate, contact Hamm at kurthamm1@gmail.com.

“It’s basically to gather everyone together from our community, including family and friends, just to golf. It’s a very social, informal event.”

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