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Belton Exes Tourney quickly approaching

The Belton Exes Golf Tournament is quickly becoming a tradition at the late-June/early-July time frame on the calendar. The 2013 installment is approaching quickly.

It's a golf event that involves ex-Belton students and alumni. Many of golfers are former Belton athletes.

 

The two-man scramble tournament will be held Friday, June 29 at Sammons Golf Course in Temple. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. It will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is open to both men and women. There will be breakfast burritos served before the tournament and sausage wraps following the tournament. Also, there will be drawings for prizes following the event.

Tournament coordinator Scott Reid had been with the outing from the start and beginnings of the event had a small beginning that has grown to an annual event.

"It all started out with just friends going out to play golf," said Reid. "We were all off for a long weekend. They were about six or eight of us and all decided to go play golf. We had so much fun that year; we said we'd do it again next year. We came back the next year and though they weren't all the same guys, we did it again."

As the tournament began to take shape, the participants went from eight to 14 to 30 in just three years time. In the last two years, nearly 90 players haven taken part in the event. During the event's existence, the tournament has been played at Mill Creek Golf Course in Salado, Stonetree Golf Course in Killeen and has a found a comfortable home at Sammons. Thus far, the entries are in the mid-90's and growing by the day.

"The people at Sammons have been very good to us," said Reid. "They have been supportive. From the manager on down to drink cart personnel, Sammons has been absolutely great to us."

Reid's vision for this tournament is the open the event up to sponsorship opportunities, which is not something that has been not been done in the tournament's history.

"It really makes it fun for people who don't get out and play all the time," said Reid. "We draw cards for winners."

Many Belton athletes have participated in the past, such as members of the 1994 Tigers' Class 4A State Championship baseball team are past participants, which included coach David Tidwell.

"It a distinguished, competitive group that comes out and enjoys the day with us all," said Reid.

The deadline to enter is June 21 and entries will be limited to the first 100 paid entries. The entry fee is $60, which can be paid by check or cash.

For more information on the tournament, contact Scott Reid at (254) 773-8872 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .