Every year since its inception three years ago, the Richland State Bank Charity Golf Tournament to benefit UCAP (United Christian Assistance Program) has grown a bit and brought in a little more money for the local charity.
This year, for the first time, the tournament committee is trying something new: a 2-day, 2-man scramble scheduled for April 5 and 6 at Pine Hills Country Club.
RSB City President Dan Gibson said the new format is in response to feedback from last year's golfers and sponsors.
"The 2-day tournament format will provide increased recognition and exposure for our sponsors, as well as a better experience for our golfers," Gibson said. "Both days, the tournament venue is Pine Hills."
To date, 38 teams have signed up, but the committee hopes to have at least 54.
"We will take sign-ups the day of the tournament, but if the team wants tee shirts, they need to sign up as soon as possible," committee member John Earnhardt said.
Cost is $300 per team and teams will be flighted after the first day. Payout depends on the number of teams.
Hole sponsors are still needed, Earnhardt said. Cost is $100 and includes a sign on the golf course. Hugh Wood will cater dinner for sponsors and golfers at Pine Hills Saturday evening, followed by a dance with Ethan
Powell and the Triggers.
Sponsorship checks should be payable to UCAP and mailed to P. O. Box 314, Minden, La. 71-58 or dropped off at Richland State Bank, 1222 Homer Road. Golfers should sign up at Pine Hills Country Club.
In 2013, 46 teams and tournament sponsors helped raise more than $9,000 for UCAP.