Golfers invited to Lions 27th annual Charity Tournament


Tournament Co-Chairs Pat Kemball and Phil Coughlin. Photo provided by Joanna Spiller.

The Canyon Lake Lions Club invites residents to participate in its 27th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 6, at the Canyon Lake Golf Course, 32001 Railroad Canyon Rd. The entry deadline is March 31.

There are two different games available. Sign up for a four person scramble open to all players with or without a handicap. Pick your own foursome or the club will place you with a foursome.

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

For a $5 donation anyone landing in the small circle on hole 15 in one shot will receive $50 or $25 for landing in either the smaller or larger circle. There will be a putting contest for $2 and a longest drive between two lines on hole 14 for both men and women. Closest to the pin awards will be given on hole 8 to women in two shots, hole 17 to men in one shot and hole 11 to pro in one shot.

Sponsorships are being sought for tee signs, green signs, longest drive and putting contest. Canyon Golf Carts & Motorsports is sponsoring a hole-in-one prize for hole 11.

For sponsorship information, contact Lion Phil Coughlin at 951-805-0223. A spokesperson for the event says, “This is an excellent opportunity to advertise your business while helping a great organization.”

To register to play golf, contact Phil Coughlin or Golf Pro Pat Kemball at 951-246-1782, co-chairs for the event.

The cost is $60 to enter and includes banquet and awards. Green fees are $29; cart fees are $15. Entry forms are available in the Canyon Lake Pro Shop.

This annual charity event has earned over $225,000 over the past 26 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 all over the world plus many organizations around Canyon Lake.