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The week-long Lumbee Homecoming event starts this weekend in Pembroke and one of the first events taking place will be the 15th-annual Lumbee Homecoming Golf Tournament.

Sponsored by the Lumbee Regional Development Association, the tournament tees off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Country Club.

The tournament is being played with three-man teams and will be broken up into different divisions, with first place teams winning $300 and second place getting $150. Steve Strickland, an 87-year-old native of Prospect and multi-time placer at the state senior games, will be the honorary starter.

Registration begins at 7:30 the morning of the tournament. There is a $65 entry fee, which includes lunch at noon. For information including registration forms, visit www.lumbeehomecoming.com or call LRDA at 910-521-8602.

The Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton will be raising money for local children later this summer when the 37th-annual Kiwanis All-American Golf Tournament is held Aug. 16 and 17.

All proceeds will directly to agencies providing support, guidance and protection to children around the county. Past funds have been used to provide clothes and shoes to students in need, help pay for counseling of children who suffered the death of a family member, paid for books for second graders and used to provide Christmas gifts and scholarships to area youth. Money has also been donated to numerous organizations that help local youth.

Played as two-man best ball, the tournament is open to all golfing amateurs ages 21 and older. There is a $200 entry fee, which include breakfast and lunch each day, as well as greens and cart fees, range balls and other gifts. The field is limited to 90 teams and registration is due Aug. 13. Sponsorships start at $100 and any sponsorship of $500 or more includes a team entry.

For information and to register, call William Gentry or Owen Thomas. Gentry can be reached at 910-740-8853 or wgentry76@gmail.com. Thomas can be reached at 910-521-9090 or owen@dialinsurancenc.com.

The Robeson County Golf Championships sponsored by Dial Insurance will be held July 18, 19 and 20 at Pinecrest Country Club and this year’s tournament will include new division.

Players 65 and older will comprise the oft-requested super senior division, which will play from the gold tees alongside the juniors on Friday and Saturday. The senior division will be for players 55 and older and be played on Saturday and Sunday, as will the ladies and regular division. Each division will be flighted after the first day.

The championship division will play all three days and will be flighted after the second day. The championship is open to all amateurs over the age of 16. There is a $90 registration fee for the championship division and junior entry is $25. All other divisions have a $60 registration fee. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each flight and fees include food and beverages on the course.

Registration information will be available soon at local courses.

Fairmont GC

Tommy Sipka and Benny Shoemaker won the championship flight of Tuesday’s senior shootout, edging out Tommy Maynor and David Lowry.

Trueman Lowery and James Smith took first place in the first place with Marlon Lowry and a partner taking second. Lee Hunt and Tom Jones won the second flight, finishing ahead of Ray Clark and Hoyt Pierce. Special event winners were Jim Ketchum, Willard Storms, Tommy Sipka, Jerry Jolly, J.T. Powers and David Lowry.

The next senior shootout will be held Tuesday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call 910-628-9931 for information and registration.

Cliffwood GC

Cliffwood’s weekly senior shootout is now being played at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday. There is a $20 entry fee, which includes door prizes, a continental breakfast and lunch, and any tournament with 35 or more players will have a guaranteed first place prize of $50.

The Foundation of Robeson County Community College will be holding its 30th annual Clifford Bullard Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 18 at Cliffwood Golf Course.

The tournament supports the world of the RCC Foundation in its mission to provide financial support for the school’s students, activities and programs, especially as the need for scholarship assistance rises.

The tournament raised more than $22,000 and the foundation expects a record-breaking event. Registration information will be announced at a later time.

Send your golf news to Scott Schlaufman at 910-272-6111 or at sschlaufman@civitasmedia.com. The deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. for that Sunday’s publication.

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