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2024 FRIENDSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

SCHOLARSHIP FUNdraiser

Saturday, October 26, 2024

Harbor Hills, Country Club

Brought to you by:

Sophisticated Gents of Florida  

&

The African American Club of The Villages


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About the Fundraiser

  REGISTER - Sign-up online to play golf in the tournament or to purchase tickets for the tournament luncheon (for non-golfers)

  DONATE - Donate online to the Friendship Golf Tournament scholarship fundraiser or become a sponsor of the tournament.  

  FLYER - Download the tournament flyer to register or donate and pay by mail.

The Friendship Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser is our annual culminating fundraising event where members of the Sophisticated Gents of Florida and The African American Club of The Villages partner with local sponsors to provide scholarships to students pursuing higher education who graduated from the central Florida communities of Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties. Net proceeds from the tournament, along with monetary donations from sponsors and members, go to our Scholarship Funds. Most of the scholarship recipients are from low income families, and the overwhelming majority are first generation in their families to go to college. The recipients are recognized at a Scholarship Award Luncheon held every year in June.

You do not have to be a golfer to donate to this fundraiser. Your participation in the tournament and/or by individual donations go to a very good cause – supporting the higher education goals of our local high-school graduates!

See tournament details below for important information on format, timing, rules and sponsors.


  TOURNAMENT DETAILS 

2024 FRIENDSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

LINKS TO REGISTER OR DONATE

Thank you in advance for your participation!

REGISTER – When ready to register online to play in the tournament or to purchase a ticket for the luncheon

DONATE – To donate to the Friendship Golf Tournament scholarship fundraiser 

FLYER – Download to register or donate and pay by mail

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date – Saturday, October 26, 2024

Location – Harbor Hills Country Club, 6538 Lake Griffin Rd, Lady Lake FL 32159

Format  Four-person team golf scramble; shotgun start

Entry Fee $100 per Golfer (includes lunch); $35 Lunch Only

Registration Deadline October 12, 2024 (or until tournament is full)

Raffle and door prizes and prizes for Hole-in-One on selected holes

Lunch and Awards Ceremony following golf

Times

7:00 AM  Sign-in 

7:50 AM Putting Contest

8:15 AM Shotgun Start

AWARDs & CONTESTS

Low team gross score wins in the following divisions:

  • Male - 1st
  • Female - 1st
  • Mixed - 1st
  • Seniors - 1st (All four players on  team must be at least 70 years old)

Longest Drive - Male & Female

Closest to the Pin - Male & Female

Hole-In-One (on selected hole) - Golf Cart

Putting Contest - $100 (split among all winners)

RULES OF PLAY

SKILLS CONTESTS ARE LOCATED ON THE FOLLOWING HOLES:
Closest to the Pin – Women #13 and Men #8
Longest Drive – Women #2 and Men #2

FORMAT: Four person team scramble tournament, lowest team gross score wins their division. There are 4 divisions: Men’s, Women’s, Seniors’ and Mixed. All senior players must be 70 years of age on Nov 4, 2023. All ties will be resolved by the Harbor Hills staff using a regression system starting with the 18th hole.

TEES: Men GREEN tees, senior men – WHITE tees, women – RED tees, and senior women – YELLOW tees.

RULES:

  1. A scramble means that all team members tee off on each hole and then decide which tee shot they like the best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker.
  2. The other team members pick up their balls and place them within one club length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Each team member hits their next shot from the chosen spot of the prior shot.
  3. If the ball you choose to play is in a hazard (sand, water, etc.), the rough, or out of bounds, do not drop the ball outside of the hazard or rough even if relief is within one club length away.
  4. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole, including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green.
  5. Putts need to be attempted within 3 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score. When putting, once any ball is holed out, no further strokes count. The team is cautioned not to make “tap” in putts until all team members have had the opportunity to attempt the team’s original putt.
  6. PAR is the maximum team score on any hole. When teams reach a score of PAR (missed Birdie putt or chip), pick up and move to the next tee.
  7. Mulligans may be purchased as a part of the “Superpack”or for $5.00 each. Each golfer is limited to purchasing 2 mulligans. Results of shots taken by using a mulligan are not eligible for any prizes.
  8. Threesomes are permitted to rotate a fourth shot from each ball location. In other words, one person will be hitting twice from each position. However, the person hitting two shots cannot do so consecutively. (For example, it’s Player A’s turn to hit two shots. The other team members must play their ball in between Player A’s two shots.)

a.  The rotation should be set at the beginning of the round, and remain constant throughout.
b.  An example of this on a par 4 would be:

1.  Hole1 shot 1: ABCA
2.  Hole1 shot 2: BCAB
3.  Hole 1 shot 3: CABC ( on par 4 if the 3rd shot is not holed for a birdie, pick up and score a 4 for the team. On 
      Par3, if the 2nd shot is not holed for a birdie, pick up and score a 3 for the team.)
4.  Hole 2 shot 1: ABCA

Sponsor and Donor Opportunities

Sponsors and Donors will be acknowledged in the lunch program on the day of the tournament. Those who donate $1,000 or more get to have an optional foursome golf team (at no additional charge).  Donations of $200 or more will be acknowledged with a "hole sign".  Please use our DONATE link or the tournament FLYER to make your contribution.  An explanation of the sponsor categories is included below for your convenience:

TOURNAMENT SPONSOR$5,000: Main banner, website acknowledgement (+hyperlink to your website), full page mention in lunch program, speaker opportunity, optional display table at 1st tee, hole sponsor sign & foursome golf team.

LUNCH SPONSOR$3,000: Banner, website acknowledgement (+hyperlink to your website), announce tournament winners, special recognition in lunch program & on table tents, optional display table at lunch, hole sponsor sign & foursome golf team.

PATRON PLUS SPONSOR$1,200: For Businesses: Website acknowledgement (+hyperlink to your website), special recognition in lunch program, hole sponsor sign & foursome golf team. For Club Members: Optional memorial or targeted scholarship, special recognition in lunch program, hole sponsor sign & foursome golf team.

PATRON SPONSOR – $1,000For Businesses: Website acknowledgement (+hyperlink to your website), special recognition in lunch program, hole sponsor sign & lunch for four at tournament. For Club Members: Optional memorial or targeted scholarship, special recognition in lunch program, hole sponsor sign & lunch for four at tournament.

CONTEST SPONSOR - $500: Putting Contest, Closest to Pin, or Longest Drive.  Recognition in lunch program and hole sponsor sign with logo.

PLATINUM$500: Optional message in lunch program and hole sponsor sign with photo or logo.

GOLD$300: Hole sponsor sign (18”x24” sign).

SILVER$200: Hole sponsor sign (12”x18” sign).

BRONZE$100: Acknowledgement in lunch program.

PRIZE SPONSOR: Donate a Hole-in-One, raffle, contest or door prize to help raise money for scholarships.

Special Recognition for our Business Sponsors and Partners

 Special Thanks to Our 2023 Tournament Sponsor:

    


2023 Lunch Sponsor:

 

2023 Patron/Patron Plus Sponsors: 

                                   

                         

                                                                                    

              


    

2023 Platinum & Contest Sponsors:

                            


 



2023 Gold/Silver Sponsors:

  • A Jewel Within
  • Ali's Landscaping
  • Citizens First Bank
  • First Impressions Dental Care, Cheryl Pisano, DMD
  • Lake Sumter Lions Club
  • Michael's Auto Repair Inc., Fruitland Park, FL
  • Phillips Buick GMC Truck Inc.
  • Reggie Hayes, Photography Services, 248-763-7744
  • RSC Insurance Brokerage Inc.
  • Sisters Across America
  • Stollar Pool Service
  • Tip Top Tree Experts


2023 Prize Sponsors:

            

  • Continental Country Club
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club
  • FMK Restaurant Group
  • Glenview Country Club
  • Lake Diamond Country Club
  • Ocala Golf Club
  • Silver Springs Shores Golf Club
  • Stone Creek Golf Club
  • Stone Crest Country Club
  • Suleiman Family Restaurants
  • SummerGlen Golf Club
  • The Links of Spruce Creek South
  • The Plantation Golf Club
  • The Villages Golf Carts 


PHOTOS FROM 2023 TOURNAMENT

The Friendship Golf Tournament, operating under the auspices of the Sophisticated Gents of Florida, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is registered in Florida (Registration # CH51753). A COPY OF THE REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. The division’s website is www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Written acknowledgement will be provided to all contributors and donors as set forth in IRS Publication 1771, Charitable Contributions - Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements.

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  P.O. Box 157
  Lady Lake, FL 32158-0157

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