Seniors tee off during ‘Golden Olympics’

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, May 21, 2017

HOGANSVILLE – Thirty people hit the greens for a little competition and a lot of fun for the annual Golden Olympics Golf tournament at the Hogansville Golf Club earlier this week.

The event was a partnership between the golf club and the Hogansville Active Life Center for people ages 55 years and older.

The golfers competed with others within their age groups: 55 years old – 64 years old, 65 years old – 74 years old and 75 years old and up.

Golfers were treated to a free round of golf, a barbecue lunch, drinks, a golf towel and chances to win several door prizes.

“We were overjoyed with the outpouring of community support through sponsorships and donations,” said Melanie Dodgen with the Hogansville Active Life Center. “I look forward to many tournaments in years to come.”

PC Screenprinting, Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home, Clint Smith Collision, Bowman Construction, Harrisonville Baptist Church, Van’s Hardware, Tom Bozeman/Southern Realty, Rogers BBQ, Ralph Lynch Music, McDonalds, St. Mary’s UMC, Love’s Travel Stop and Willoughby’s Garage were sponsors for the event.

Burger King, Doyle’s Amerilube, Rogers BBQ, Ralph Lynch Music, Longhorn, Tucker Boys and Firehouse Subs helped sponsor the tournament and donated items.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with the LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.