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Chino Valley Chamber ready to tee off

Bob Kaecker Memorial Golf Tournament open to anyone in quad-city area

Golfers jump in their carts before heading off for a day on the links at the 2017 Bob Kaecker Memorial Golf Tournament at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. (Lorette Brashear/Courtesy)

Golfers jump in their carts before heading off for a day on the links at the 2017 Bob Kaecker Memorial Golf Tournament at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. (Lorette Brashear/Courtesy)

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There will be a silent auction of golf related items. The golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, at Antelope Hills Golf Course. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

The Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to tee off for the 10th annual Bob Kaecker Memorial Golf Tournament in just a couple weeks.

It’s open to individuals and teams from all over the quad-city area, said Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Director Lorette Brashear.

She’s expecting people from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and even Dewey. Last year, Brashear said she believes there were 17 teams and she’s hoping for more than that this year.

Preregistration is online at www.chinovalley.org. Day of registration starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Antelope Hills Golf Course – South Course, 1 Perkins Dr. in Prescott. It’s $85 per person and includes green fees, a cart and lunch. Teams are $400 and that includes a hole sponsorship. A hole sponsorship by itself is $100. It’s a fun time and a great way to meet new people, Brashear said.

“If you don’t have a team and you’re an individual, don’t worry about it,” she said. “Sign up just as an individual and we’ll pair you up with a good group of people.”

Additionally, all the money coming in from the tournament goes to the chamber to help with putting on different events throughout the year, Brashear said. It stays with the chamber and within the community, she said.

Even people who don’t have any experience golfing will have a good time with the silent auction, giveaways, door prizes and raffles, Brashear said, adding that she doesn’t have much experience golfing.

Within the silent auction, among the golf related items, is an unusual piece of artwork. It’s a picture of a golfer that Brashear said is made with dyed Alpaca fiber. The artist donated it for the tournament, she said. There’s also jewelry for the ladies, visors, bags, golf tees, golf packages, golf clubs and other things.

One of the biggest challenges to putting the tournament on this year is she is also simultaneously planning the Sequins and Saddles event set to take place at the end of August, Brashear said. Still, she welcomes the challenge.

“If you don’t have challenge, you don’t have ambition,” she said. “You have to challenge yourself daily.”

For more information about the 10th annual Bob Kaecker Memorial Golf tournament, visit www.chinovalley.org.