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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation - Friends of the South Huron Trail Golf Tournament

Golf for the trail bridge on Monday, August 27, 2018!
Golf for the trail bridge on Monday, August 27, 2018!

The South Huron Trail Golf Tournament is a charitable fundraiser hosted by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF).

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The golf tournament in 2018 is in support of a new pedestrian bridge to provide a safer new alternative for people walking the trail so they don't have to walk beside vehicle traffic on the roadway in order to enjoy both sections of the beautiful South Huron Trail.

The 13th South Huron Trail Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Club Registration 8:00 a.m. with Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m. Texas Scramble format followed by lunch at 1:00 p.m. Junior golfers are welcome. There is a $20,000 Hole-in-One Contest 

  • Register at southhurontrail.com or call Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament to support project to build new pedestrian trail bridge

Thirteenth annual charitable golf tournament is to take place on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Club east of Exeter

The South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament has chosen to donate net proceeds from this year’s charity golf tourney to the community project to build a new pedestrian trail bridge on the South Huron Trail.

The community golf tournament, now hosted by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation, has raised more than $50,000 for the South Huron Trail over the fundraising event’s history dating back more than a dozen years. The golf tournament has raised $14,379 since 2015 towards the construction of Jones Bridge. The 2018 FUNdraiser will continue to support this project, the organizing committee announced. “The South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament organizing committee is proud to support the Pedestrian Trail Bridge Project again this year,” said Bob Radtke, Chairman of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF). “The construction of Jones Bridge will help to make our community safer and more active.”

The 13th Annual South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Club at 70969 Morrison Line, two kilometres (about one mile) east of Exeter, just south of Highway 83. To learn more and to register visit southhurontrail.com or call Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a ‘shotgun’ start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament has a Texas Scramble format. Lunch is included for those who register and lunch begins at about 1 p.m. 

The cost for a team of four is about $360. Singles are welcome and will be placed on a team. Their registration cost is $90. The $90 price of registration includes golf, cart, and lunch.

Persons who want to attend lunch only can register for lunch at a cost of $25.

The cost for golf for a junior golfer is only $25. Junior golfers (16 and under – accompanied by an adult on their team) are welcome.

The golf tournament includes a hole-in-one contest with a $20,000 prize. The hole-in-one contest is on hole #15 and is sponsored by John Godbolt.

The first 60 paid registrations receive a complimentary bottle of wine (excluding those not of legal drinking age).

The golf tournament committee welcomes event sponsors.

A new pedestrian bridge would be located west of Morrison Line and link the north and south sides of the South Huron Trail so people would not have to walk beside vehicle traffic on the roadway over Morrison Dam in order to enjoy both sections of the trail. The creation of a pedestrian bridge would give people a safer, more scenic alternative to walking on the road. The new bridge is to be suitable for pedestrians, cyclists, strollers, wheelchairs, and the South Huron Trail Mobile (for people with limited mobility). The community has pledged or donated $180,000 to date and a fundraising campaign hopes to raise another $110,000 to make the bridge dream a reality in 2018. To learn more, or to donate, visit abca.ca.

Local volunteers started the golf tournament which has raised close to $50,000 towards creation, improvements, and maintenance of the MacNaughton-Morrison Section of the South Huron Trail. Community volunteers have continued to be vital to the tournament’s success since Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation took over the reins.

Thanks go to sponsors and donors who have made it possible for the tournament to support the health, social, environmental, and recreational benefits of the popular trail. The organizing committee invites businesses or groups to be event sponsors.

Organizers of the tourney say the golf tournament is a “FUNdraising event” with an emphasis on fun.

For more information visit: www.southhurontrail.com.

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation was incorporated in 1974 as a registered, charitable, non-profit organization that promotes accessible trails and other conservation projects in Ausable Bayfield watersheds.

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