The Coon Rapids Fire Department has revived its fall classic golf tournament.The event had been put on hiatus when the recession hit, but the benefit tournament was back at Bunker Hills Golf Course Sept. 21.
“The course is in fantastic shape,” said Tim Anderson, Bunker Hills golf director.
The 18-hole scramble, best-ball tournament featured 22 foursomes in the shotgun start, which was followed by a dinner at the Harvest Grill Restaurant.
“We were pleased with the turnout,” said Firefighter Justin McGee, tournament chairperson.
Proceeds from the event will go the fire department’s program for fire victims in the community, according to McGee.
Firefighters purchase gifts and gift cards to give to those residents who have been victim of fire as well as others in need, McGee said.
Money raised from past tournaments has gone to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Juvenile Diabetes Association, he said.
The first-place foursome won $200 and there were also prizes for competitions at certain holes on the court, including a hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive for both men and women and longest putt as well as a betting hole for raffle tickets.
There were sponsors for the holes on the west and east courses, on which the tournament was played, as well as raffle items in the clubhouse.
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