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St. Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament to be held March 17


Lake Junaluska Golf Course will host a three-person scramble format St. Patrick’s Day tournament on Sunday, March 17.

The event begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

“This tournament is all about just having fun and, with two teams playing together at each hole, meeting new people,” said Fred Edwards, director of golf operations at Lake Junaluska.

Edwards said the competition honors Bobby Jones, a legendary golfer who was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1902.

“Bobby Jones would have been approaching the prime time in his career when the Lake Junaluska Golf Course was built in 1919,” said Edwards. “We want to celebrate him and his contributions to the sport.”

In 1930, Jones achieved a career grand slam by winning all four major tournaments. After retiring from competitive play, he helped design Augusta National Golf Club and is a co-founder of the Masters Tournament.

The entry fee of $30 per person for the St. Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament includes green fee and cart fee. Prizes will be awarded.

The field is limited to the first 30 registered teams. The teams will play a scramble format in which each member hits the ball from the same place and then the team chooses the "best ball" of their shots to play from next.

To register, call 828-456-5777 or email Charlie Carswell, PGA golf professional and pro shop manager at Lake Junaluska, at

Lake Junaluska is a conference and retreat center and residential community that surrounds a 200-acre mountain lake in Western North Carolina. Lake Junaluska’s mission is to serve as a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body. For more information, visit


Mary Bates
Lake Junaluska
PO Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745