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Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce to hold golf tourney June 8

By Staff | Jun 6, 2018

Grab your favorite driver “fore” the Swing into Summer Golf Tournament, to be presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chart a “course” for Bonita Springs Friday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the prestigious Spring Run Golf Club at 9501 Spring Run Blvd.

“Swing into Summer is a golf tournament that started last year with the Chamber of Commerce,” said Lexie McClure, Beach Chamber of Commerce events coordinator. “We are looking forward to another fun and successful event.”

This very popular tournament is a great way to de-stress and catch up with your friends and business associates after a hectic and busy season, organizers said. It is something that the chamber and the community look forward to and everyone is welcome to join in.

“We are teaming up local businesses and individuals to participate in an event that allows members and non-members of the Chamber to connect during the summer, where we are traditionally a little slower,” McClure said. “The tournament gets individuals together to enjoy a little time away from their busy schedules and to have some fun on the greens.”

Here’s the scoop. You can enter your foursome for $350 or enter individually for $100. If you don’t have a team, the chamber will find one for you. The price includes a round of 18 holes and a barbecue-style lunch, as well as raffle prizes, give-aways, and mulligans.

“Everyone is always surprised by our raffle prizes that we are able to give away at our Chinese auction,” McClure said. “We have a range of donated items including golf foursomes, gift cards, over-night stays at local resorts, golf merchandise, attraction tickets and much more.”

Anyone can enter, but space is limited, so gofers are urged to get their registrations in as soon as possible. The chamber will take team applications up until Thursday, June 7. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third-place winners, as well as for the individual who is closest to the pin and who hits the longest drive. This event is perfect for any level of golfer who wants to enjoy some camaraderie and fun.

The tournament is also a great way to check out Spring Run Golf Club.

“We worked with Jeff and Scott at Spring Run for last year’s event and they have been nothing but helpful and accommodating,” McClure said. “The golf course itself is absolutely gorgeous and is a great place to enjoy a day out with co-workers and business associates.”

This golf course offers six sets of tees, 9- and 18-hole leagues for both men and women, to provide an enjoyable golf experience for players at all levels and interests. The generous fairways and challenging greens, designed by Gordon Lewis, are in excellent condition year-round. The course has been Audubon Certified since 2008, and winds through the community with beautiful landscaping and scenic views of native wildlife.

Are you a business owner? Businesses which become sponsors are given opportunities to showcase their company and network with individuals in the area. There are an array of sponsorship opportunities available: Tournament Sponsor for $2,500, Lunch Sponsor for $1,500, Shirt Sponsor for $1,000, Drink Sponsor (beverage cart) for $500 or Hole Sponsor for $100. Sponsorships can be paid online or with cash or check directly to the Chamber.

Do you want to play but don’t have enough people for a whole team? Give McClure a call and the Chamber will find you a spot.

“I am looking forward to meeting new people and networking with the local businesses,” McClure said. “My favorite part of planning this event is being able to meet so many people in the area. Anyone who enjoys golfing, networking, meeting new people and team building will enjoy our Swing into Summer Golf Tournament.”

So what are you waiting for? Get ready for some serious fun. This event is going to be a “hole” lot of fun.

To register call 239-454-7500 or visit www.fortmyersbeach.org.