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NEWS RELEASE: Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament March 10

Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament March 10 to Benefit Fair Grounds Backstretch Community

The annual Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament to benefit the Fair Grounds’ backstretch community will take place this year on March 10 at Lakewood Country Club and Golf Course (4801 General Degaulle Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131).Registration forms can be found at www.fgno.com/golf. The event will begin with registration at 11 a.m., continue with lunch at noon, and the shotgun start to the tournament will begin at 1 p.m.

Players may sign up as a team of four ($425/team) or as individuals ($125/player), and a team scramble format will be used with a max score per hole of a bogey. Hole sponsorships are also available in two different ways – a hole sponsorship paired with a participating golfing foursome ($500) or a standalone hole sponsorship with no golfing ($150). Team handicaps and final scores will be determined by the Lakewood Golf Course Officials, and all players may purchase up to five mulligans for $5 each, or purchase all five for $20.

Participation fees for all players will include 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, lunch, and a goodie bag. Designated specialty holes will also have additional prizes: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive That Stays in the Fairway, and a Hole in One will win prizes.

In addition, a raffle will be conducted that afternoon, with tickets available for purchase at $5 for five tickets. Tickets to Jazz Fest will be raffled off along with other prizes.

Registration for the event is open now and closes Saturday, March 8.