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Pro Golfers Will Share Skills With Johns Creek Residents

Golf clinics will be held before the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk Golf Tournament on Monday, March 24.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

Those planning to attend the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk Golf Tournament next week will have a chance to practice their golf swings with some of the pros.

Pros Brad Smith from The Golf Doctor and Derek Oakey of Private Professional Golf (PPG) will show participants how to fine-tune their swing before they hit the links. Smith and Oakey have competed on major tours, including the PGA Tour, European Tour and PGA Tour Canada. 

Dr. Chad Harris, a certified golf fitness instructor from the Titleist Performance Institute, and long-drive specialist Rocky “Rockstar” Shipes will be on hand to help maximize participants’ strengths. 

These clinics will take place before the tournament, which is a fundraiser for the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk slated to be constructed in Newtown Park.  

The tournament will be held on March 24 at The Standard Club, located at 6230 Abbotts Bridge Road. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a noon shotgun start. 

The entry fee is $700 per team or $175 per player, and includes golf fees, a box lunch on carts, two drink tickets per player, dinner, a Standard Club shirt and prizes. 

Players can sign up individually on the city's website. Teams play in foursomes, and the field is limited to first 25 teams that also register on the city's website.

The tournament will use a shamble format in which all players tee off and the best drive is chosen as the starting point for the entire team. The team score is the best ball of the team. Mulligan tickets are available.

The Veterans Memorial Walk will be a meditative and interactive tribute to area veterans, their families and supporters and will have n entrance plaza with flags of all military branches, a gazebo, benches and memorials for each major conflict dating as far back as World War I. 

A ground-breaking ceremony for the project was held in November, and the expected date of completion is Veterans Day 2014.

For information about playing in the tournament, call Scott Curiel at 770-497-1920 or email scott@standardclub.org.

For information about tournament sponsorships, call Warren Tobin at 770-880-1711.

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