Golfers invited to participate in Beautification Tournament

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The Canyon Lake Association of Past Presidents (CLAPPS) is holding its annual Beautification Tournament on May 6 at 8 a.m. Signups start at the Golf Pro Shop at 6:30 a.m. Free range balls will be provided for practice. The tournament is open to the public.

The entry fee is $45 and includes lunch and prizes for Jack and Jills, Jack and Jacks and Jill and Jills. The format will be Partners Best Ball. Golfers may pick their own foursome. A live auction will follow the awards ceremony. Signups are taken at the Pro Golf Shop.

All proceeds from this event will be used for golf course beautification projects. The CLAPPS has a long history of supporting the golf course, having raised over $50,000 through the years for golf course improvements. Past projects include brass yard markers, brass distance plaques, expanding the putting green and a practice bunker to name a few. Recently, 13 benches were purchased at a cost of nearly $10,000.

The Beautification Tournament is formally known as the Tree Tournament. The tree project was started in 1982 by Jim Magill and his late wife Christine. The entry fee was one 15-gallon tree. As a result of the tournament, 217 trees were donated and planted on the golf course that year. When no more trees were needed, the tournament name was changed from the Tree Tournament to the Beautification Tournament.

For more information, contact Sam Theodora at 951-244-4474.

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