Helena Police Explorers golf tournament rescheduled for Sept. 21

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Helena Police Explorers, a local post which consists of young men and women ages 14-21 interested in law enforcement is in search of players and sponsors for its annual golf tournament this fall.

The 9th annual Douglas W. Jones Memorial Golf Tournament was originally scheduled to take place June 22, at Bent Brook Golf Club but inclement weather caused a cancellation of the tournament.

The new date has been set for Thursday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.

The cost of the tournament is $100 per player and will include a round of golf, range balls, a gift bag, lunch following the conclusion of the round and automatic entry for door prizes.

The format for the tournament is a four-person scramble in which players may choose their team members or the committee will assign teams if golfers sign up individually.

In addition to players, the committee is in need of tournament sponsors.

There are four different ways to sponsor the golf tournament that includes a $150 hole sponsorship, a $400 range sponsorship, a $500 drink cart sponsorship or by donating items for door prizes.

A hole sponsorship will include a sign with the business name displayed at one of the 18 tee boxes, a practice range sponsorship will include a sign with the business name displayed at the practice range and the drink cart sponsorship will include a sign with a business name displayed on the drink cart as it makes rounds on the course.

Sign in and practice will begin at 7 a.m. the morning of the tournament followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A limit of three mulligans will also be available for each player for $5 apiece.

The Helena Police Explorers program is managed by the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life Division. The local post is sponsored by the Helena Police Department. The explorers assist the police department with public events and other projects and also attend local, state and national level competitions. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Helena Police Explorers.

For questions regarding the tournament call 663-6499.