FORE! Kids golf tourney first of four summer fundraisers on the greens

Partcipants in the annual FORE! Golf Tournament for the Boys & Girls Club June 2. (photo by Mark Brennan/Siuslaw News)

The annual FORE! Kids Golf Tournment held June 2 at Ocean Dunes golf links marked the first of five tournaments scheduled between now and September, each of which will benefit a different organization.

The annual Fore! Kids tourney, which is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club in Florence, included more than 130 golfers competing in the 18-hole event. This year’s tourney was the most successful in the club’s history, according to 

B&G Club director Chuck Trent.

This year's tourney raised $30,000 overall — $2,000 more than last year’s event.

Among the individual winners were Lynette Wikstrom (Women’s KP #16), Tanner Borgnino (men’s KP #8), Adam Decker (men’s KP #12), Sheri Fisher (Women’s Long Drive) and Zev Statler (Men’s Long Drive).

The next tournament fundraiser on the greens at Ocean Dunes Golf Links will be the Kiwanis 4-person Scramble, which takes place June 23, with proceeds benefitting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

For information on the event or to register, email [email protected] or call Dick Shores at 541-997-3232.

On Aug. 4, the Rotary Club will host its ninth annual Cool at the Coast tournament, also at Ocean Dunes.

Money rasied from this event will go to support Rotary International’s fight to end polio.

For information on the event or to register, visit call Ocean Dunes Golf Links at 541-997-3232.

The fifth annual Viking Cup Charity Scramble golf tournament and beer tasting will be held Aug. 11, with proceeds benefitting the Siuslaw High School volleyball and baseball programs.

The shotgun start will take place at 11 a.m. and cost is $80 per player or $340 for a team of four players.

Cost includes carts, a steak dinner, $1,500 in prizes, raffles and beer tastings.

Register forms can be obtained at Ocean Dunes Golf Links or by calling 541-997-3232.

The final golf tournament fundrasier of the summer will take place at Florence Golf Links (formerly Sandpines) on Sept. 8, during the eighth annual Siuslaw Open, which raises money for Siuslaw Outreach Services (SOS) in Florence.

For more information, visit, register at Florence Golf Links (1576 W. 12th St.) or call SOS at 541-997-2816.

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