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The 2nd Annual Everything Texas Shootout and Golf Open tees off June 27 at the Country Club of Mount Pleasant. Organizers hope to capitalize on the success of last year’s event, which despite a rainout of the Friday night lineup, ended up working out better than originally planned. “We were able to move all the Friday night events to Saturday night. Having it all on one day worked out beautifully, so we’re keeping it a oneday tournament this year,” said Golf Tournament Committee Chair Brad Lowry. The main event is a 4-person scramble golf tournament with two flights of teams teeing off at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The scramble tournament can host up to 40 teams. Lunch will be served at noon. Raffle tickets will be sold during the day for prizes that will be drawn from 5-6 p.m. and then the evening contests and family activities begin at 6 p.m. A putting contest will be held at 6 p.m. The scramble tournament players are automatically entered in the contest,

which offers a cash prize. At 7 p.m., Lowry said “the real fun begins” with a Shootout tournament held on Holes 10 and 18 near the Clubhouse. “When you think of golf, you think of quiet; no talking, no clapping. With the shootout format, it’s just the opposite. It’s rowdy. There are lights and a live DJ on stage playing music over the loud speakers” Lowry said. Golfers pair up with teams of two with a maximum of 30 teams. One player hits a shot and wherever that shot lands – good or bad – the other player has to hit his shot from that spot. Then, the first player takes the third shot from wherever his team mate’s ball ends up. After all the teams have played the first hole, the five teams with the worst scores are eliminated. Another five are eliminated after playing the second hole. “We do this over and over until we get down to the final team standing,” Lowry said. “The incentive is a pretty good cash prize and everybody likes to play for cash.” He said it’s a great networking opportunity for chamber members in a setting other than a boardroom or banquet. “We can play some golf, have fun and reward good golf with good prizes and good money,” he said. For more information or to play in the tournament, contact the Chamber at 903.572.8567 or


Mount Pleasant Business Report  
Mount Pleasant Business Report  

May/June 2015