Originally Published: August 18, 2016 10:33 p.m.
PRESCOTT — The annual golf tournament created to honor former Prescott City Councilman John Hanna Sr. will take place at Prescott’s Antelope Hills Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 3.
The third annual John Hanna Sr. Memorial Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 3.
The tournament will be a four-person flighted scramble, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Antelope Hills’ North Course. The cost is $60 per person, which covers green fees, cart, range balls, and lunch.
The competition will award a longest-putt prize, a longest-drive prize, and closest-to-the-pin prize. Teams must have at least one current/retired police officer or firefighter in the foursome to be eligible for the winning trophy, according to tournament information.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase the day of the tournament. All raffle prize proceeds will go to the Prescott Police Explorers program, and the Prescott Fire Fighters Charities.
Checks should be made to: John Hanna Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament, and should be mailed to: Sherrie Hanna; 2503 Willow Creek Road; Prescott, AZ 86301. Those interested in hole sponsorships or donations should contact Sherrie Hanna at 928-533-2925, or the Antelope Hills Golf Course at 928-776-7888.
Sherrie Hanna spearheaded the tournament three years ago to honor her husband, who died in October 2013 of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease linked to “Downwinder” exposure to contamination from nuclear testing in southern Nevada in the 1950s and early 1960s.
A long-time police officer, John Hanna Sr. often had contact with members of the Police Explorers, a program that helps teach young people about police work, and also had many friends who were firefighters, Sherrie Hanna said, adding that it was a natural for her to combine those two causes with golf, a sport that Hanna Sr. loved.