Tubac Resort to Hold Junior Golf Benefit Tournament

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa has announced its 2010 Junior Golf Benefit Tournament will be held Saturday, December 11. The proceeds from the event will go to the Ricki Rarick Junior Non-Profit Golf Program, which is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women to further their knowledge of the game of golf. Participants in the program, youth from ages 6 through 17, learn about respect, honesty, knowledge, character building, self discipline and sportsmanship.

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This year's tournament includes a five-player scramble with three amateur golfers, a junior golfer and a pro. "We are excited to have professional golfers Rich Barcelo, Don Pooley, Cindy Rarick and Crista Johnson among the great pros participating in this tournament," said Dennis Palmer, Director of Golf at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa in Tubac, Ariz.

"The proceeds from this tournament will go a long way to help support all the junior golfers in the Ricki Rarick Junior Program. As golf professionals and players of the game, supporting junior golf is a great way to help these young adults."

The tournament will be played on all 27-holes of the Tubac Golf Resort. Team prizes will be awarded to the top 10 teams with closest to pin on all par-3s, longest drive on each nine and hole-in-one prize on each nine with tee prizes for all. Amateur entry is $150 per play and includes the golf tournament, prizes, a BBQ luncheon and buffet dinner at the resort.

Tubac Golf Resort (www.tubacgolfresort.com) features a 27-hole began in 1959 by golf architect Robert "Red" Lawrence. The original 18-hole was the location of many of the scenes of Kevin Costner's 1996 movie "Tin Cup." In the fall of 2006, architect Ken Kavanaugh added nine new holes, significantly enhancing the cottonwood-lined and verdant layout set against the Santa Rita Mountains.

Sponsorship opportunities include: Tournament Sponsorship, $2,500; Corporate Sponsorship, $500 and Hole Sponsorship, $100. The deadline to sign up for the tournament is Wednesday, December 8 at 5 p.m. Mail entries to Dennis Palmer, PO Box 1297, Tubac, AZ. 85646.

For more information about the tournament, contact Dennis Palmer at 520/398-3526 or email dpalmer@tubacgolfresort.com.