2014 Downtown Golf Tournament is Sept. 28

The First-Ever Ninth Annual Louis J. Lorimier Memorial World-Famous Downtown Golf Tournament is coming to Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

This is a nine-hole course starting at the Common Pleas Courthouse, and then it weaves across Cape Girardeau’s downtown businesses through alleys and even down to the riverfront.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Red House Interpretive Center. 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.

Early, discounted registration closes on Sept. 24 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. River hole

For more information on the BirdieBall golf tournament call the Parks and Recreation office at 573-339-6340. A registration form is available in the fall issue of Play Cape magazine.