The Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors annual golf tournament is Friday.

The Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors is hosting their annual golf tournament on Friday.

“We always have a really good turnout,” said chamber office manager Karen Rader. “I think we have 76 to 78 people so far on the teams.”

The tournament will consist of 18 holes of golf for teams of four. Registration is $100 per individual or $400 per team. There will be both individual and team prizes at the end of the tournament.

“There will be door prizes and gift certificates to the Country Club Pro Shop for different flights,” said Maria Kane, marketing director for the chamber.

Kane stated that 96 golfers participated last year to make up 24 teams. Additionally, the chamber tried out something new by placing food sponsors at every golf hole.

“The addition of the food was great,” said Kane. “It was something different, and a fun way to involve additional chamber members.”

Food sponsors providing for the golf tournament are Central Station, Daylight Donuts, El Rodeo and Guymon Petro Bar and Grill.

Additionally, sponsors from the chamber served drinks.

“We also have drinks for them out there in case they get thirsty and they don’t want to take the time to come in to get something to drink,” said Rader. “We have a little golf cart that comes out and takes them beer.”

The Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hoping to beat last year’s turnout due to it being their 100th anniversary.

“We are hoping to have 100 golfers this year for our 100th anniversary,” said Kane. “One additional team compared to last year.”

Kane stated that they are currently taking precautions in case there is bad weather.

“We are working on a rain date, just in case,” she said. “We want to make sure that we have a fun and successful tournament, and appreciate all of our wonderful sponsors.”

The golf tournament will take place at the Dodge City Country Club, 1900 Country Club Drive. Registration will be at 10 a.m., shot gun start will be at 11 a.m. and the awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

You do not have to be a country club member to participate in this tournament.

For more information, contact the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-227-3119.

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