Downtown Golf Tournament and All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Dinner Begins Registration

Alley HoleThe First-Ever Eighth Annual Louis J. Lorimier Memorial World-Famous Downtown Golf Tournament is occurring in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. This is a nine hole course that weaves within Cape Girardeau’s downtown businesses through alleys and even down to the riverfront.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Red House Interpretive Center, a project from the Cape Girardeau Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, which commemorated Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s visit to Cape Girardeau in November 1803. According to, Meriwether Lewis joined Lorimier and his family for dinner at the Red House, which was Lorimier’s current residence. The Red House is now home to many different panels highlighting Lewis and Clark’s visit.

Fundraising efforts will go toward making improvements on the historic display as well updating some Cape Girardeau facilities.

The entry fee is $25 a person which includes the nine holes of golf, some BirdieBalls for putting, and an all-you-can-eat catfish buffet. Participants are asked to bring one club of their choice, either a five iron or a six iron, and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Foundation will provide special strike pads to minimize damage to playing surfaces and equipment.

A BirdieBall is a plastic, napkin-ring shaped ball that will be used during the tournament. Registration closes on Sept. 25 and an entry fee must accompany a completed entry form. The late fee is $35. The tournament is open to all ages.

Tee time is at 1:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in Common Pleas Courthouse Park, with the catfish dinner beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Yacht Club at Port Cape. Shuttle transportation will be provided.River hole

The first 100 people to register receive a free T-shirt. Parks and Recreation are also still accepting hole sponsors, which will be mentioned in the announcement, receive two free rounds of golf and their name on a course hole.

For more information on the BirdieBall golf tournament call the Parks and Recreation office at 573-339-6340. To register fill out an entry form and mail it in, or bring the form into the Osage Centre with the fee included.


    • Thanks for letting us know – it has been updated. Also, please note that this is the event date for 2013. Keep following our blog for a future post about this year’s event. Thanks again for reading!

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