Registration is now open for the 2019 Register Benefit Golf Tournament to support the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (B&GH).

The 15th annual tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 21, at the Longleaf Golf and Family Club. Check in will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. for the Longleaf Scramble format.

“This tournament is for the benefit of the children at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina as a memorial to Courtney Quentin Register,” said Ron Jones, planning committee chair. “Courtney was a local resident and an enthusiastic golfer.”

Based in Lake Waccamaw, B&GH has served more than 7,500 children from across the state, including many from Moore County and surrounding counties.

B&GH provides a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. As many as 320 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by B&GH at any given time.

“We are truly grateful for the support this event provides for our children,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “It is an amazing day of golf and fellowship that I enjoy attending each year.”

Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $420,000 for the non-profit, including more than $22,600 last year.

“Our committee works with local businesses, soliciting support with donated food, beverages, raffle items and amenities for the event,” Jones said. “We sell banners and $100 tee signs to local business and individuals.”

The entry fee for this tournament is $200 per player or $750 per team for a foursome. The entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, prizes, range balls, snacks, coffee, donuts, bag lunch and a dinner for all golfers provided by Hickory Tavern. Additionally, there is the opportunity to win prizes on all par 3s. The deadline for entry is Oct. 14.

“What I like best about the tournament is the excitement generated by our committee and all the golfers on the big day,” Jones said. “Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I also love to play golf on an outstanding course! That day, I am able to take a few deep, thankful breaths after some tense planning times, enjoying the beauty of nature.”

The Longleaf Golf and Family Club was designed by Dan Maples and was opened in 1988. Built on a former horse training estate, the course retains many of its original features such as white fences, rail posts and hedgerows.

For more information or to register for the tournament, visit http://www.bghncsandhills.org/golf-tournament/ or call Jones at (910) 295-1819.

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