Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament to be held April 11

Drew Mansager

One of the most fun, popular golf tournaments in the area will be held at SaddleBrooke Ranch, on highway 77, April 11, sponsored by Council 5542 of the Knights of Columbus.

“We will have prizes for the top three finishers, but we always have a surprise prize that any team has a chance of winning, regardless of their golf skills,” said tournament director John Wahlmeier.

One year the prize went to the absolute worst score, another the score in the exact middle of the tournament scores. Another year the team was drawn from a hat from among teams that had not won the top prizes, according to Wahlmeier.

The tournament is a four-person scramble format. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. with an 8:00 a.m. tee time. The cost is $75 if paid by April 4 and $85 after April 4. The price includes lunch and cart. Contact John Wahlmeier at 520-385-4663 or [email protected].

“We attract golfers from Globe, Superior, Kearny and Hayden, as well as northern Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley because it is so much fun,” Wahlmeier said.

Two “hole in one” prizes include a golf cart from Golf Cars of Arizona and an overnight stay and eight rounds of golf at Apache Gold casino and resort. “We’ll also have closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt contests along with a 50-50 drawing, many raffle prizes and Mulligans,” Wahlmeier added.

This is the 13th annual tournament for the Knights of Columbus who serve the Mammoth, San Manuel and Oracle areas. Proceeds support college scholarships as well as other charitable activities.