Two golf tourneys to be held on Rifle Creek course in May
Two tournaments will be taking over Rifle Creek Golf Course in May.The first will be the 27th annual Vivian Raymond Memorial on May 14. A shotgun start will kick off the two-person, best-ball tournament at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $50 and include green and cart fees as well as lunch. Registration is limited and will be accepted through May 10. Registration forms are available at the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 200 Lions Park Circle in Rifle or at http://www.riflechamber.com.The tournament gets its namesake from longtime Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce board of director and multiple committee member Vivian Raymond, who was an avid golfer. Besides being voted Rifle’s Oran Harmon Person of the Year in 1984 and managing the Rifle Creek Theatre for years, one of Raymond’s biggest accomplishments was starting Rifle Chamber’s annual golf tournament.Ever since 1989, the tournament has been named after Raymond. Her family still comes back to play in the tournament each year.Three plaques are printed for the tournament winners and include: first-place net traveling trophy, first-place net to be displayed at Rifle Creek Golf Course and the “Caboose Award” traveling trophy for the most strokes.Rifle Creek will also host the Mountain Air Mechanical’s fourth annual charity golf tournament on May 19.The four-person, best-ball scramble will benefit the All Hazards Response Team of Garfield County.The cost is $115 per player, including green fees, golf cart and dinner following the tournament, and single slots are still available. Registration starts at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. A silent auction will also be held after the tournament. A wide variety of prizes will be given away in the fun-spirited tournament, including a 2006 Ford Mustang for a hole-in-one.
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