Top 10 reasons to take part in Realtor group’s golf tourney

In honor of the 30 years of David Letterman’s top 10s, here are my top 10 reasons to sponsor, participate and play in the Northern Solano County Association of Realtors’ golf tournament scheduled Oct. 16. No. 10: Play 18 holes of golf in a team format. No. 9: Take a day off from work. No. 8: Play Paradise Valley, a renowned NCGA and USGA qualifying site for amateur golf. No. 7: Get away for a day from the high stress business of real estate and money. No. 6: Have a couple of beers and maybe a Bloody Mary. No. 5: Spend some time for camaraderie with friends and business associates for a day. No. 4: Lunch and dinner and maybe even a cookie. No. 3: Support the Northern Solano County Association of Realtors and all they try to do to give back to our community. No. 2: Win some prizes like a new car for a hole in one, a long drive or putting contest, or a big prize at the drawing. No. 1: The charities this year include North Bay Hospice and Bereavement, which helps people when they need help most in life; Travis Fisher House, which provides housing for families visiting their family members who were wounded in battle and are being treated at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base; and The Leaven, which is a huge volunteer organization that helps a lot of children. The 20-person committee for this big event wants to put on a very special tournament this year thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. We want the number one reason to remain the charities, however our goal is to make the 10th reason move into the top three reasons to support our event. This year there will be two long drive contests; closest to the pin contests on all four par-three holes, including a couple new car holes; a putting contest; and two tournaments in one. For golfers who only play for fun a few times a year, I suggest playing in the four-person scramble where a blind bogey scoring system will be calculated by Chris Hatzke, our PGA professional and tournament director. For the more competitive golfers, a two-person scramble will be the format and your score will be kept by the other competitive twosome playing alongside you in your group. Charity golf tournaments take six to even seven hours by the time dinner is done, so our goal is to make the time off work worth the time with your friends and colleagues. Playing in a tournament like this is a great opportunity to treat your biggest clients and your closest friends and family to a great day of golf, food and drink. We hope to have 15 to 20 four-person teams and 20 to 30 two-person teams. Sponsor and sign up ASAP by calling the Northern Solano County Association of Realtors at 422-5306. This is a truly competitive charity golf tournament, but it’s fun, too.