Pars for Paws tournament is Feb. 21

Published 2:51 pm Friday, February 11, 2011

The annual Sam Howell Pars for Paws Golf Tournament will be held Monday, February 21 at Bainbridge Country Club.

The tournament, sponsored by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, is held each year in memory of a man who had a deep love for animals. Sam Howell, who was also an ardent golfer, provided shelter to dogs, cats and many other animals.

Through the years, he had dogs, cats, goats ponies, horses, and an assortment of chickens, parakeets and other types of birds.

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He brought sick animals back to health, if humanly possible, and eased the suffering of those that could not be helped.

The tournament, scheduled to get underway with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, will be played under a four-person scramble format, with each player taking their second shot from the spot of the longest drive.

The registration fee is $50 per person and it includes lunch. Mulligans will be available at two for $5.

All teams will be assigned a total team handicap based on individual handicaps and calculated using the United States Golf Association (USGA) handicapping formula. Prizes will be based on the number of teams participating.

Tournament application forms, which are available at Bainbridge Country Club, should be delivered to the club or mailed to Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Ga., 39819.

Interested persons can call the Country Club at 229-246-1986.