Union and worker-friendly golf tournaments

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Area unions and union-friendly organizations are hosting the following fundraising and charity golf tournaments. To have your tournament listed, contact Editor-in-Chief Tim Rowden at tim@labortribune.com, or mail your information to Labor Tribune, 505 S. Ewing Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63103.

April 27 – Laborers Local 196 PAC Fund Tournament will start with 7 a.m. registration and a 7:30 a.m. four-person scramble shotgun start at The Acorns Golf Links, 3933 Ahne Road, Waterloo, Ill. Entry fee of $90 per golfer or $390 for a four-person team includes carts and beverages, flighted tournament, food at the turn and dinner. Skins and mulligans will be available. Hole sponsorships are $150. Register by April 15 with payment made out to Laborers Local 196 PAC Fund, 106 S. Market St., Waterloo, Ill. 62298.

May 4 – North County Labor Legislative Club’s 33rd Annual Golf Tournament at Florissant City Golf Club will begin at 7 a.m. with registration and an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Florissant City Golf Club is located at 50 Country Club Lane, Florissant, Mo. 63033. The $80 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf in a four-person scramble format, canned beer, soda, food at the turn and a pork steak dinner after the tournament. Hole sponsorships are $200. Mail checks payable to North County Labor Legislative Club to NCLLC, P.O. Box 2165, Florissant, Mo. 63032. For more information, call Fred Searcy, Jr. at 314-914-5744, Randy Schroeder at 314-392-1417, Frank Schuette 314-486-7465 or Mike Yates at 314-497-7292.

May 10 – United Steelworkers’ 29th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. four-person scramble shotgun start at Arlington Greens Golf Course, 200 Arlington Drive, Granite City, Ill. Proceeds benefit United Steelworkers Sub District 2 annual scholarship for sons or daughters of Steelworkers. Entry donation is $100 per player and include 18 holes of golf, cart, beer, soda, brats, attendance prizes, a 50/50 drawing, souvenirs and the chance to win awards. Dinner prepared by USW Local 9189 will be served immediately following the tournament. Hole sponsorships are $125. Tournament sponsorships are $250. For more information, call 618-452-1130.

May 18 – 28th Annual Union Solidarity Open Butch Yarborough Golf Classic at Belk Park Golf Club, 880 Belk Park Road, Wood River, Ill. will begin with an 8 a.m. four-person scramble shotgun start. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes brats, cold beer and soda on the course, gifts, prizes and a steak dinner after the tournament. Skins game and mulligans available. Proceeds benefit union members and their families. All proceeds are placed in the Union Solidary Open, Inc. fund. Tee/hole sponsorships are $125 and include sign and name on flyer. For more information, contact Drew Gitchoff at 618-931-1100 or 618-954-8381.

May 18 – 28th Annual Tom Kraus Memorial Golf Tournament at Forest Park Golf Course, hosted by IBEW Local 1439. This year’s tournament will raise money for the Super Sam Foundation – Fighting Childhood Cancer, a support system for youth cancer patients and their families. The tournament will begin with a 7:30 a.m. four-person scramble shotgun start and will include prizes for first and second place in A and B flights, Closest-to-the-Hole, with skins and mulligans. Entry fee of $100 per golfer, or $400 for a four-person team includes cart, green fees, donuts, juice and coffee and lunch in the Champions Room at Forest Park. Sponsorships range from $100 to $5,000. Sponsorship checks should be made out to Super Sam Foundation. All donations are tax deductible. Mail entry form and check to IBEW Local 1439, 2121 59th Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63110. For more information call the union office at 314-644-6111.

May 28 – Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club 32nd Annual Golf Classic at Norwood Hills Country Club, 1 Norwood Hills Country Club Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63121. The event will begin with registration and breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Afternoon registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and noon shotgun start. Following the tournament at 5 p.m., enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, a Fund-A-Need auction and the prizes and awards ceremony. Each course will have an opportunity to win a car! Entry fee is $600 per golfer, of which $310 is tax deductible. Ads and sponsorships are also partially or fully tax deductible. Ads range from $150 to $600. Hole sponsorships are $600 and dinner-only tickets are $225. For more information, contact Development Director Jeremy Kander at 314-685-4260 or email jkander@gsgbccslt.org.

June 1 – Machinists Chapter 9 Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament will begin with a 7 a.m. registration and an 8 a.m. four-person scramble shotgun start. Entry fee of $550 for four players includes beverages, green fee with cart, food on the turn, refreshments on the course, prizes and dinner, or $750 for four players and a one hole sponsorship. Hole sponsorships at $225 per hole. Make checks payable to Chapter Nine, Guide Dogs of America and mail to Tracy Gardner, chairperson, GDA, Chapter 9, 123765 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044. For more information, call 314-739-6200.

June 6 – 29th Annual Southwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Golf Scramble will begin with a 9 a.m. four-person scramble shotgun start at Belk Park Golf Course, 880 Belk Park Road, Wood River, Ill. The tournament will be divided into three flights and is limited to 36 teams. Proceeds benefit the PAC fund to support state and local election candidates who are friends of Labor. Entry fee is $400 per team. Sponsorships range from $150 to $500. Register by May 15 to Southwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council PAC, 2A Meadowview Heights Professional Park, Collinsville, Ill. 62234. For more information, call 618-344-6050.

June 21 – SHC Foundation Golf Tournament will begin with a morning  flight at 8 am. an afternoon flight at 2 p.m. at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course, 4701 College Ave., Alton, Ill. 62002. Entry fee is $500 for a four-person team. Registration includes cash prizes for first and second place, greens fee, cart, soda, beer, a post round meal and complimentary gift. Optional skins game and mulligans available for $20. Sponsorships range from $150 to $2,500. Register by June 12. Make checks payable to SHC Foundation, Attn: Tamara Jesse at tjesse@simmonsfirm.com or One Court St., Alton, Ill. 62002. Complete registration by June 5 for a chance to win four green seat tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.

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