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Veterans' golf tourney offers pro clinics, prizes, March 24

March 17, 2014

Veterans Memorial Walk golfGolfers at the 1st Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk Golf Tournament on March 24 at the Standard Club can hone their skills before the tournament with clinics by golf pros, a golf fitness instructor, and a long-drive specialist. The tournament is a fundraiser for the upcoming Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk in Newtown Park.

Pros Brad Smith from The Golf Doctor and Derek Oakey of Private Professional Golf (PPG) will show participants how to fine-tune their swing before they hit the links. Smith and Oakey have competed on major tours, including the PGA Tour, European Tour and PGA Tour Canada.

Dr. Chad Harris, a certified golf fitness instructor from the Titleist Performance Institute, and long-drive specialist Rocky "Rockstar" Shipes will be on hand to help maximize participants' strengths.

The tournament offers fun competition with prizes for putting, longest drive, shoot-outs, closest-to-the-pin shots, and holes-in-one on select holes. Prizes include luxury cars, Hawaiian vacations, rounds of golf at premier area golf courses, and gift cards from businesses such as gun ranges, restaurants, car washes, even a sky diving outfit.

Slots for teams and individuals are still open. Entry is $700 a team or $175 per player, which includes golf fees, a box lunch on carts, two drink tickets per player, dinner, and a Standard Club shirt. Players can sign up individually. Teams play in foursomes. The tournament will use a shamble format in which all players tee off and the best drive is chosen as the starting point for the entire team. The team score is the best ball of the team. Mulligan tickets are available.

All proceeds benefit the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, a meditative and interactive tribute to area veterans, their families and supporters. The walk is expected to be completed in Johns Creek's Newtown Park by Nov. 11, Veterans Day, 2014.

To register, call Scott Curiel at 770-497-1920 or email scott@standardclub.org. For more information about the tournament, call Warren Tobin at 770-880-1711.

Tournament entry form | flyer.

What: The Standard Club, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Rd., Johns Creek
Where: Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk Golf Tournament
Who: Johns Creek Veterans Association
When: March 24, 2014
Cost: $700 per team or $175 per player.
All proceeds go to the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, a tribute to area veterans at Newtown Park.