Chamber golf scramble seeking participants
REED CITY — Members of the Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce will be looking to tee off with the public at the 6th annual Golf Scramble and Luau event, which will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. on June 7 at Spring Valley Golf Course.
“It’s one of my favorite events of the year. We’re known to have a lot of fun,” said Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Suzie Williams.
The scramble is one of the year’s main fundraisers for the chamber, which provides them with funds to use for activities and events throughout the year to strengthen the community.
Williams said all are invited to be a part of the outing, no matter the skill level.
“If you’re not the best golfer in the world, that’s okay, because you’ll have fun and there’s no pressure. It’s a good social networking event, too,” she added.
The fee to play is $65 per person or $260 per team. Eighteen holes of golf and a cart is included in the cost. There will also be a lunch and dinner opportunity.
Williams said all attendees are encouraged to wear Hawaiian apparel and accessories. The best dressed will win a prize and other attendees have the opportunity to win items including gift baskets, an overnight stay with a golf package, passes to Michigan’s Adventure and more.
Brian Allen, president of Sunshine Carpet Service and Sales of Reed City, said he plans to attend the Golf Scramble and Luau this year and has in the past.
“Golf is what I like to do in the summer, but the event is about the camaraderie,” said Allen. “It’s outside, and you take the day off. A bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work.”
He said he enjoys attending because he not only is able to play his favorite sport with friends and family, but is able to support the chamber of commerce at the same time.
Williams said there are plenty of open slots still available.
In the event of rain, the scramble will be moved to June 14. To register, call the chamber at (231) 832-5431. Spring Valley Golf Course is located at 18396 on U.S. 10.