All Golfers Welcome to Play for a Great Cause

Bella Vista, AR (November 8, 2017) – The Second Annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Country Club and Kingswood Golf Courses.  Play will begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start and is limited to 72 four-person teams.  All golfers are welcome to play. Handicaps are not necessary and individual players will be assigned to a foursome. Your tournament entry also entitles you to participate in the hole-in-one contest for a $5,000 Dream Vacation courtesy of Peggy Rosenthal at Cruise One.

According to tournament coordinator Bill Barr, the entry cost is $160 a team or $40 an individual player (plus applicable green and cart fee).  Entry fee includes flight prizes, hole-in-one contest, taxes and soft drinks on the course.  Following tournament play, a BBQ lunch will be provided courtesy of Jim Sposato, creator of Coach Sposato’s Bar-B-Que Sauce.

“This year we have expanded the tournament to two golf courses to accommodate more players, but we recommend that you register early because space is limited and it will be a fun day for a very worthwhile cause,” said Bill Barr. “To help raise additional money for the veteran’s home, anyone can sponsor a hole for $100, $200 or $500.  You can also buy a memory card for the Garden of Heroes for $50.”

One hundred-percent of all monies deposited into the tournament account will be given to the Arkansas State Veterans Home at 1179 North College Avenue in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The state veterans home is under the direction of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA).

The tournament donation will assist the 108-bed skilled care nursing facility in providing personal care accounts for its veteran residents.  “It provides a more comfortable and supportive atmosphere for the veterans under our care,” said Jay Green, Arkansas State Veterans Home Administrator. “Last year we received some $2,800 from the tournament and we once again look forward to working with such a dedicated group of volunteers.”

The Lone Soldier format will be used for the golf tournament. On each hole, one player is designated the “Lone Soldier”. That designation rotates throughout the round; for example, Player A has it on the first hole, B on the second, C on the third, D on the fourth then back to A on the fifth and so on. In “Lone Soldier” two scores are added together for the team score. However, one of those two scores must be from the “Lone Soldier” while the other score added would be the lowest of the remaining three players.

Each player also has the option of purchasing a bundle of four emergency rations for $10. The emergency rations are to be used in survival situations that includes one of each of the following: a mulligan; automatic one putt once you are on the green; move-up one tee box; automatic relief from hazards, bunker or water. Each player may only use their own rations. 

For more tournament information or to register call 479-855-5079 or visit

About Bella Vista and the Property Owners Association
Bella Vista, in conjunction with the governing Property Owners Association, is a 36,000-acre, recreational community in Northwest Arkansas offering six golf courses, seven stocked private lakes, swimming pools, tennis courts, trails, parks, pavilions, recreation centers, a gun range, an RV park and many other amenities. The area has been ranked one of America’s top 10 best healthy places to retire by U.S. News & World Report, and one of the top 25 best places for affordable homes by and Money Magazine.

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