The excursion to Hiawassee will take place August 28-30.  Rooms are reserved for the 28th and 29th at a rate of $114 plus taxes and resort fees.  The rate is good from the 26th through September 1st if you would like to extend your stay.  Most of the rooms I have reserved are on the lake side of the hotel and most have two queen beds.  There are a few with a king bed.  When you reserve you can request what you want, lake side or parking lot side, queen or king, and upstairs or downstairs.  Hopefully you will get what you want.  To reserve your room call the Ridges Resort at 706 896 2262 and say you are with the Laurel Canyon golf group.  Have your credit card ready.

We will play golf all three days.  Some aren’t into playing three days in a row so if you aren’t going to play on a certain day please let me know so I won’t include you in the game and so I can have an accurate count for each course. I also need to know the wives that will be playing.  You will pay for golf individually at each course.

As we have in the past we will play a normal team game for the men on Tuesday and Thursday.  The ladies will be grouped together and will play whatever game they desire, if any.  On Wednesday we will play a couples scramble.  Men whose wives don’t play can still participate in the scramble as in the past.  Wager information will be provided later.

On Tuesday the 28th we will play Chatuge Shores. The tee time for a shotgun start will be 10:30 am.  The cost per player will be $30 including cart.  Bloody mary’s will be available in the parking lot prior to play.  Enough said.

Wednesday the 29th we will play Ridges Country Club.  The shotgun start will be at 9:00 and the cost will be $42 including tip for the bag and cart staff.  Ridges has its own bar and won’t let us serve bloody mary’s in the parking lot, but they may be available in the hotel parking lot before going to the course.  We will plan to gather at the course restaurant after golf for food and beverages and to tally scores and distribute prizes.

On Thursday we will play Brasstown Valley Resort.  The cost will be $55 which will include tip.  The shotgun start is scheduled for 9 am.  We will also meet in the bar for lunch after golf to determine and pay winners.

For those who haven’t participated in this excursion before, it is about a one hour, thirty minute drive to Hiawassee.  Several are planning to go up Monday to avoid the early drive.  This is a great opportunity to meet members and their wives and to enjoy time together.  I hope we can get a good turnout this year.  Don’t hesitate to get on board.  Jim Kenton

Please contact Jim Kenton for further details about this event-jimkenton@comcast.net