Citrus County Vets Golf Tournament features Buddy Shelton

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on July 19, 2018

The Fourteenth Annual Citrus County Veterans Golf Tournament, which will be held September 8, 2018 at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club Course for the benefit of the Citrus County Veterans Foundation, Inc., will feature Buddy Shelton—“Golf’s Greatest Entertainer.”

An United States Air Force Academy graduate and Air Force veteran, Buddy qualified for Class A membership in the Professional Golfers Association and the PGA Tour in 1965, competing in the circuit until1984.  Today, he competes on the Celebrity Golf Tour and various Pro-Ams and is highly respected among his peers for his skills and teaching abilities.

Buddy will conduct a demonstration of his trick shots prior to the tournament’s 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, play one hole with each tournament foursome and offer remarks during the luncheon as the presenter for the tournament’s prizes.  His knowledge, skills and humor are an exciting and colorful addition that will make the tournament a memorable event.

Check-in for the four-person scramble will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Tiki Bar with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  Individuals and groups short of four persons will be combined to make a team. You do not need to be a veteran to participate.

Registration form and donation of $55.00 per person must be received no later than August 31.  Each participant’s donation includes golf and cart, beverages on the course and lunch at the country club.  The tournament features a Hole-in-One prize and door prizes.  Charitable tax-deductible contributions for door prizes and hole sponsorships for $425, $325, $225 or $125 are greatly welcome.

Participating golfers should make their check or money order payable to Citrus County Veterans Foundation and send it with their registration form to Citrus County Veterans Foundation, c/o Citrus County Veterans Services, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Key #13, Lecanto, FL 34461-7718 no later than August 31.

The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit entity that provides urgent grant financial assistance to local honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses.  Since the Foundation’s inception in 2004, approximately $300,000 have been provided.

For more information or a registration form, please visit the Citrus County Veterans Foundation Web site at or contact Kimberly Stibbs-Menster at 352-527-5915.



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