Time to tee up for tourney

The event may be a month away, but spots are filling up quickly for the third annual Deedy Griffin Three-Person Scramble and golfers are encouraged to sign up soon to reserve a place in the line-up.
The tournament, named for longtime businessman and avid golfer Deedy Griffin, has a limited number of spaces and organizer Charles Wilkerson said it won’t take long to fill them.
“It’s open to the first 40 teams. We can really only handle about 40 or so teams,” Wilkerson said. “Right now we’ve got close to 30 signed up.”
Wilkerson said the event has grown significantly in the past couple of years and draws several teams from the surrounding areas.
“Last year, we had 46 teams and two on the waiting list,” Wilkerson said.
The tournament generates revenue for the Houston County Club where Griffin was a member.
“Deedy worked out there,” Wilkerson said. “He mowed grass. (His wife) Debbie mowed grass. They worked out there all the time.”
Wilkerson joked that Griffin’s work is still evident as golfers continue to hit into a specific set of trees on the course.
“He planted a lot of the trees and on the number-six hole there are three trees out there that everyone hits,” Wilkerson laughed. “We call them the Deedy Griffin trees.”
Registration is $210 per three-person team for the July 5 and 6 tournament but there are bonuses as well.
A par-three tournament is included on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and food will be available on the course during Saturday and Sunday play. Supper will be served Saturday night in the clubhouse.
Sponsor holes are still available for interested persons or businesses.