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Anything Goes at Camp Leo Greens Keepers Revenge Golf Tournament

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Participants of the Camp Leo Greens Keeper’s Revenge Golf Tournament need a sense of humor first and golfing ability second. The fundraiser will benefit the 38th Annual Camp Leo Summer Camp for sight impaired children of South Carolina. (Photograph by Chris Katon)

BLUFFTON, SC – 

Prior golfing experience might be helpful, but a sense of humor is required at the Camp Leo Greens Keeper’s Revenge Golf Tournament.

The fun-first themed fundraiser will attract 128 golfers to Eagles Pointe Golf Club in Bluffton Saturday, August 24th.

Golfers will negotiate a tricked-up course layout littered with surprise obstacles and unique challenges from tee to green.

Do you have the aptitude to hit a shot over a giant lawn tractor onto a green littered with shovels and sand trap rakes, at a pin cut into the crest of a hill, at a hole framed by a toilet seat? If so, this tournament is for you. 

The golf tournament is the major fundraiser for the Hilton Head Island and Sun City Lions Clubs, which have hosted Camp Leo Summer Camp on Hilton Head Island since 1975.

The free camp is open to all legally blind school aged children in South Carolina. This summer 32 students from across South Carolina attended a week long educational vacation.

Campers visit the beach or pool daily, then participate in activities including horseback riding, nature hikes, crafts, fishing, crabbing and kayaking. A highlight is an evening sing-along with Greg Russell under the famous Oak Tree in Harbourtown.

PGA Head Golf Professional Justin Lawson is proud that his team at Eagles Pointe will host the tournament for the third year in a row.

“We are privaleged to host a lot of events here, but this tournament allows golfers to enjoy the game regardless of their skill level,” Mr. Lawson said.

Tournament Founder Alan Arsenault, Head Superintendent Kevin Morgan and Eagles Pointe Course Superintendent Brian Thompson embrace the challenge of designing an unconventional course set-up then attempt to out-do themselves the following year.

Organizers describe the tournament as, “a modified scramble with a twist.” Participants can expect diabolical pin placements and a full day of fun.

For example, on the 18th green there will be three different pin placements. After hitting their approach to the green, golfers roll dice to determine what hole they will play. Pins are often placed at the very top of a hill or edge of the green, while others might be located behind a tree or at the bottom of a sand trap.

“This is anything but your traditional round of golf,” Mr. Lawson said.  

“We encourage our staff to have fun with it, but it’s the Lions Club local chapters and all of the community volunteers that make it such a great day,” he said.

Members of the Bluffton Fire Department will be grilling burgers and brats at the turn. For non-golfers, a dunking booth will be running throughout the day.

 

The Camp Leo Greens Keeper’s Revenge Golf Tournament will be held at Eagles Pointe Golf Club on Saturday, August 24th at 10 am.
Entrance Fee: $80 Individual/$320 Team (includes golf, cart, range balls, on course food/beverage, and prizes)
Community donations for tournament prizes are gratefully accepted.
To sign up your team or donate a gift, please contact Alan Arseneau at campleogolf@gmail or (843) 836-2266
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