Upcoming Golf Tournaments Around Polk County

Upcoming golf tournaments, in chronological order:

SHERMAN GROUP, Cleveland Heights, every Sunday at 7:30 a.m.; open to golfers 21 or older; more players needed; points game and skins game optional; all skill levels are welcome; modest entry fees; call Thom Iosue at 863-665-2662.

YMCA PAR 3 ADULT LEAGUE, Mondays 9 a.m. to noon, YMCA Par 3; entry fee $5 for YMCA members, $10 for non-members; 18 holes; call 863-577-0236.

MONDAY QUOTA POINTS TOURNAMENTS, Lakeland Men's Golf Association, 8 a.m. shotgun starts; play against golfers within your handicap; call Ed Young at 863-648-9695.

THREE-MAN SCRAMBLE, Wedgewood; nine holes; Tuesdays at 5 p.m.; call Marcus at 863-858-4451.

2-ASIDE GAME, Wedgewood; 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 18-hole points game with skins and blind draw; call Marcus at 863-858-4451.

WHY WORRY WEDNESDAYS, Huntington Hills; 9-hole Points Quota League; shotgun start at 5:15 p.m.; contact Terri White at 863-559-4082 or e-mail eagle2par@aol.com.

NINE-HOLE MIXED SCRAMBLE, Wedgewood; Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.; call Marcus at 863-858-4451.

THURSDAY QUOTA POINTS TOURNAMENTS, Ridge Men's Association, 7:30 a.m. tee time starts; call Carroll Lasseter at 863-299-5350.

THE MUSSO, Oct. 9 (rescheduled from Sept. 25), Lone Palm; 40th annual fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Lakeland in honor of the late James J. Musso, who founded the Lakeland Boys Club in 1939; 12 p.m. shotgun start; two-man scramble; entry fee $175 per player; includes lunch, refreshments on course, social hour and hors d'oeuvres; live auction with golf packages, sports trips and memorabilia; new car for hole-in-one prize on designated hole; Kelley Buick GMC title sponsor; call the Boys & Girls Clubs at 863-686-1719 or check www.bgclakeland.com.

KATHLEEN FFA ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT, Oct. 11, Huntington Hills; fifth annual fund-raiser; four-player scramble; 8 a.m. shotgun start; entry fee $65 per player; includes breakfast, lunch; raffle prizes, putting contest; contact Steve Johnson at 863-978-8962 or stevejohnsonffa@yahoo.com. For hole sponsorships, contact Keitha Hall at 863-287-4979 and keitha.hall@polk-fl.net.

LHS DUGOUT CLUB GOLF CLASSIC, Oct. 18, Cleveland Heights; eighth annual fund-raiser for Lakeland High baseball program; sponsorships $100-$1,000; contact Walt Pollard at 863-712-5532 orwpollard60@gmail.com.

THE FIRST TEE OF LAKELAND FALL PARENT-CHILD SCRAMBLE, Oct. 18, YMCA Par 3; 11 a.m. shotgun start; two-player team, 18-hole or nine-hole scramble with adult family member and two youth players; age groups; entry fee $8 for members and $15 for nonmembers 18 holes, $5 and $10 for nine holes; open to the first 14 teams; entry deadline Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.; call 863-577-0236.

CENTRAL FLORIDA CAI GOLF TOURNAMENT, Oct. 24, Reunion Resort; fourth annual event by Central Florida chapter of Community Associations Institute; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; four-player scramble; entry fee $130 per player; tee sponsors $225; register at www.caicf.org.

KATHLEEN BASEBALL/BASKETBALL GOLF SCRAMBLE, Oct. 25, Huntington Hills; fund-raiser for Kathleen High baseball and basketball programs; four-player scramble (singles can be accommodated); 1 p.m. shotgun start; entry fee $75 per player; includes lunch, range balls, refreshments on the course, gift, post-tournament hospitality; putting contest; hole sponsorships $50; contact Tony Longa at 863-581-0265, 863-648-2457 ortony.longa@polk-fl.net, or Will Smith at 863-698-9642 or william.smith01@polk-fl.net.

ANCHOR HOUSE GOLF TOURNAMENT, Oct. 25, Cypress Lakes South Course; 21st annual fund-raiser for organization that provides Christian residence for boys in need; four-person scramble; 1 p.m. shotgun start; entry fee $50 per player or $30 for Cypress Lakes members; putting contest; hole sponsorships $100; contact Ron Sallada at 863-604-5924 or ronsallada2@verizon.net, Tony Hurd at 863-510-9213 or foxfan1955@aol.com, Arthur Qualey at 813-376-1099 or intransitarthur@yahoo.com, or Robert Scarr at 863-712-0149 or RHScarr@gmail.com, or register at pro shop.

PAYNE STEWART MEMORIAL FALL OPEN, Oct. 25, The Hamptons; seventh annual fund-raiser by Central Florida chapter of the Knick Nac Tour for its scholarship fund; 8 a.m. shotgun start; scramble format; entry fee $35; includes lunch; players of all skill levels can form teams or sign up individually; flighted by handicaps; contact Diane Boland at 863-665-6869 or e-mailDBBuglady@tampabay.rr.com, or check www.Knicknactour.com.

DENIS L. FONTAINE CHILDREN'S CLASSIC TOURNAMENT, Oct. 27, Lone Palm; 21st annual fund-raiser for Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland; 12 p.m. shotgun start; four-person scramble; entry fee $600 per team; includes lunch, beverages, tee gift, light buffet at awards ceremony; hole sponsorships $100; also sponsorships $500-$1,000; contact Tom Anderson at 863-860-1021 or tanderson@resbroadway.com, or Georgann Carlton at 863-640-1106 or gcarlton@explorationsv.com, or the Museum at 863-687-3869.

FLCMAA-GATOR CHARITY GOLF INVITATIONAL, Oct. 27, The Club at Eaglebrooke; 23rd annual event by Florida Club Managers Association to benefit All Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House; 10 a.m. shotgun start; entry fee $1,250 per foursome; includes continental breakfast, tee gifts; range balls, refreshments on course, food tents, silent and live auctions, and awards reception with open bar and dinner; putting contest, 50/50 drawing; for information, check http://FLCMA-GatorCharityEvents.com.

POP SIKES GOLF DAY, Nov. 13, Lone Palm; rescheduled from Oct. 2; 39th annual fund-raiser for Florida Southern men's golf program; 1 p.m. shotgun start; contact Robbie Davis at 863-616-6409 orldavis@flsouthern.edu.

DIAMOND DIVAS GOLF INVITATIONAL, Nov. 13, Celebration Golf Club; benefit for Homes for the Troops by Diamond Divas Golf League in Haines City that was originally scheduled for Diamondback, which has closed; two-player best ball; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; entry fee $60 per player; entry deadline Oct. 15; includes lunch; cart paths only with course being overseeded on Oct. 31; gross and net cash prizes with flights; mulligans available; Baskets and Share the Wealth raffles; hole sponsorships $100; contact Linda Cornelius at 863-420-9945 or lindalee62353@aol.com

ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY BIG CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT, Nov. 20, Lone Palm; fund-raiser for the Achievement Academy to help children with developmental delays/disabilities in Polk County; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; each hole except the hole-in-one hole will have a 15-inch diameter cup; entry fee $800 per foursome; includes lunch and dinner, with lunch provided by Abuelo's, Grill-Smith and Lone Palm; grand prize for hole-in-one is a golf cart sponsored by Jenkins Motorsports; sponsorships $100-$5,000; call 863-683-6504 or check www.AchievementAcademy.com.

Good Luck!

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