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Golf, fun and fundraising for a worthy cause take center stage during the 2018 Larry E. Powell Memorial Golf Classic benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Grab your golf clubs and join the others playing in this fun, friendly and competitive golf tournament that honors the life of Larry Powell and supports cancer patients with much-needed funds. Games, prizes, food and more are

Tee Off For A Worthy Cause At The Larry E. Powell Memorial Golf Classic

The Larry E. Powell Memorial Golf Classic benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held Friday, Sept. 28, at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores.

“Participation in this tournament is a great way to end your week on a high note—friendly competition, networking with area business leaders and relaxing on a picturesque golf course,” said Sarah Kuzma, tournament chairperson and operations specialist for Meyer Vacation Rentals.

“We launched the Larry E. Powell Memorial Classic six years ago to honor our colleague because golf was this real estate professional’s favorite hobby. This tournament allows his friends, players and sponsors to support Larry’s memory and this worthy cause at the same time.”

The event will kick off at noon with the opening of registration, the driving range, and pick-your-prize ticket sales. A shotgun start will follow at 1 p.m. A barbecue meal will be served in the clubhouse, with live music provided by Chuck Bailey, an awards celebration and prize drawings following play.

A registration fee of $125 per person or $400 for a four-person team includes a “bounce back” gift certificate from the Peninsula for up to four people to play the course again prior to Dec. 31 and pay cart fee only; greens and cart fees; driving range with free practice balls and putting practice; two complimentary drink tickets for beer or soft drinks during play; multiple contests; a goodie bag; barbecue meal following play; and musical entertainment. A guest may join players for the meal and prize celebration for an additional $20.

“Pick-your-prize” tickets will be sold for a variety of items ranging from  designer sunglasses to overnight vacation accommodations, with proceeds benefiting Relay for Life.

Because the Larry E. Powell Memorial Golf Classic is designed as a friendly competition, organizers added in several prizes and contests just for fun: hit-the-boat, beat-the-pro, putting, lob a grenade, cornhole, flop ball, closest to the pin, longest drive, and gross and net prizes for the top team.

Sponsorships are still available in a variety of price ranges. Money and awareness raised for this Relay for Life American Cancer Society event will fund groundbreaking research to discover cancer’s causes and cures and help people facing cancer today with free programs and services.

“We are very much looking forward to a lively Friday afternoon of fun and friendly golf competition followed by dinner, music and awards,” Kuzma said.

To register to play, sponsor or make a prize donation, contact Sarah Kuzma at (251) 968-2930 or

Make a long weekend of it, and golf several of the Gulf Shores area golf courses. And, stay at one of our golf-focused properties, or utilize a three-bedroom Gulf-front condo in Gulf Shores as your golfing homebase.
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