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Hoodland Women's Club golf tourney returns Aug. 17

Event raises money for local college scholarships

The Hoodland Women’s Club is betting 13 is its lucky number.

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, the nonprofit organization will host its 13th-annual Hoodland Thriftway Golf Tournament and Auction at the Resort at The Mountain in Welches. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and tee time is 9 a.m.

The tournament is the organization’s major fundraiser of the year, with proceeds benefiting college scholarships and other community efforts. Three Welches students graduating from Sandy High School will receive $2,000 in college scholarships as a result of money raised from the tournament, organizers said.

This past year, the club has contributed more than $14,000 to the Mt. Hood community.

New this year is the addition of the hole-in-one-sponsor Neilson Insurance, which gives golfers a chance to win $5,000 if they get a hole-in-one on designated greens. There will be two hole-in-one prize opportunities.

Other sponsors for the event include Thriftway, Clackamas County Bank and Sandy Decor Center.

In addition to golf, the event will feature silent and live auction items, including a smoker, firepit, flat screen television, tickets to Portland Timbers games, a bicycle, snowboards, a stay in a downtown Portland condominium, a stay at Timberline Lodge, a cabin at Pinehollow Reservoir and other items. The 2015 tournament boasted more than $9,000 in prizes and auction items.

“We promise a fun day with great prizes and auction items to please every interest,” said Regina Lythgoe, a member of the Hoodland Women’s Club. “Come on out and enjoy the day.”

There is a $100 entry fee per player, or $70 for Resort at the Mountain annual pass holders. No other discounts apply. Registration fees include green fees, cart, lunch, closest to the pin, long drives, golf prizes, auction and shotgun scramble.

For more information, contact Bonnie at 502-622-6842 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration forms are available at hoodlandwomensclub.org. Registrations and fees for foursomes, doubles or singles, may also be mailed to Hoodland Women’s Club, P.O. Box 52, Welches, OR, 97067.

“The tournament is always a really fun event,” said Bill Hayman, a tournament attendee. “It’s a great excuse to get together with family and play golf on a beautiful course. What a good way to support the community through the Hoodland Women’s Club.”