Teeing it up for 100 years

Four days of events next week will celebrate the reaching of the century mark for the Perry Golf and Country Club.

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Ellie Nielsen hits an approach shot on the eighth hole at the Perry Golf and Country Club April 5.

The country will celebrate birthday number 240 Monday, and later in the week the local country club will celebrate birthday 100.

A series of events beginning Thursday will mark the 100th season of golf, cocktails, food, fun and family at the Perry Golf and Country Club.

Current and past members and guests are invited to kick off four days of celebration with a noon luncheon Thursday, with members and guests dining Friday at the conclusion of a couples tournament.

Family and children have always been a big part of the life of the PG&CC, and a family picnic for current and past members will kick off the weekend at 11 a.m. Saturday. Activities in and around the pool will also be held, with the event concluding at 1 p.m.

While the kids will have their moment early in the day, it will be the adults having fun as Saturday turns into Saturday evening. A cocktail hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. will precede a dinner and program for current and past members and guests. Those attending will have the opportunity to pose for a group photo shortly before dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The overriding purpose of the club, is, of course, golf. A Memorial Tournament is slated for Sunday and is open to all golfers. All golfers will tee off on the first hole — no shotgun start will be used. Each golfer will play 18 holes, after which a nine-hole championship flight will be held.

The tourney will be played in memory of Lois Worrell and Ron Reitz, both of whom were longtime members of the club and fixtures both on the links and in the clubhouse.

Tee times are still available and can be reserved by calling the clubhouse at 465-3852.

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Connor Nielsen plays a short iron toward the flag on the fifth green.
Connor Nielsen plays a short iron toward the flag on the fifth green.

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