All invited to 26th annual Charity Golf Tournament


The Canyon Lake Lions Club is sponsoring its 26th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 19, at the Canyon Lake Golf Course. Deadline for entry is May 12. Two different games are available.

Players may sign up for a four-person scramble open to all players with or without a handicap. They may pick their own foursome or players will be assigned to a foursome.

The alternate game is a Pro-Am event open to all players with a handicap. Three amateurs will be paired with two Pros for a team in a two-best ball format: one best ball from the amateurs and one best ball from the pros.

For a $5 donation, anyone landing in the small circle on Hole 15 in one shot will receive $50, or $25 for landing in the larger circle. There also will be a putting contest, a longest drive between two lines on Hole 14 for both men and women, and, for a $2 donation, an opportunity to get a prize for being closest to the pin on Holes 2, 8, 11 and 17.

Sponsorships are being sought for tee signs, green signs, longest drive and putting contest.  For sponsorship information, contact Phil Coughlin at 951-805-0223. Organizers point out, “This is an excellent opportunity to advertise one’s business while helping a great organization.” Canyon Golf Carts & Motorsports is sponsoring a hole-in-one prize for Hole 11.

To register to play golf, contact Phil or Golf Pro Pat Kemball at 951-246-1782, co-chairs for the event. The cost is $60 to enter (Includes banquet and awards). Green Fee is $29 and Cart Fee is $15. Entry forms are available in the Canyon Lake Pro Shop.

This annual charity event has raised over $200,000 over the past 25 years for Lion charities such as Guide Dogs of the Desert, Canine Companions, Friends in Sight, City of Hope, Loma Linda Eye Center, Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House, disaster relief worldwide, plus many organizations around Canyon Lake.