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4th Annual Chipping For Charity Golf Tournament

This Charity Event will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James Blackburn Drive, Savannah, GA 31408.  

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2019 4th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament

The Pooler Lions Club will hold their 4th Annual “Chipping for Charity” Golf Tournament on Saturday morning, May 4, 2019.  Registration will begin at 8 AM with a Shotgun start at 9 AM.  You may preregister and pay below on this page.  Or, mail the Application below with  a check. There will be goodie bags, prizes, raffles, and a buffet lunch will be served following the tournament.

The proceeds from the tournament will help fund the club’s charitable activities for the next year, including a college scholarship for a Pooler high school senior, Sight for Students (vouchers for vision exams and glasses in six local schools), vision exams and glasses for qualifying residents, stuffed lions for Pooler Police to distribute to kids in traumatic situations, book donations to elementary schools in Pooler, and holiday cards for residents in local nursing homes. In addition, Pooler Lions support the GA Lions Lighthouse Foundation, the GA Lions Camp for the Visually impaired in Waycross, GA, Leader Dogs, Southeast Guide Dogs, and the Lions Club International Foundation.

The Pooler Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that helps those in need and makes a positive difference in their lives.  The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 PM at Lovezzola’s Restaurant, 320 Hwy. 80E in Pooler.  Visitors are welcome and suggestions for service projects are appreciated.  The Lions Club motto is “We Serve”.

Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsor Advertising Campaign includes:

 Flyers will be passed out to all local golf courses and golf outlet stores

 Advertised on electronic billboard on I-95 near the Mighty Eighth

 Timely updates and reminders via email blasts through Crosswinds Golf Club

 Timely updates and reminders via email blasts through the Pooler Chamber of Commerce

 Valpak distribution to over 30,000 homes

 Advertised on Facebook

 Advertised in local newspapers and two Pooler magazines

 Advertised at local businesses throughout Pooler and surrounding towns

 Word of mouth by Pooler Lions to the community and friends

On-Line Sponsorship Form and Payment Options

As an alternative to printing and completing a paper Sponsorship Form and mailing with your check, you may select your sponsorship level by completing and submitting the on-line Sponsorship Form below.  

To receive the full benefit of your Sponsorship Package, payment is due February 28, 2019.  

Note: All on-line payments incur an approximate 3% convenience charge and have been adjusted. You may avoid this charge by paying by check or cash.

Sponsorship Form


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Golfer On-Line Registration

1-4 Golfers may register on-line by completing and submitting the following form.  Less than 4 players may be teamed up with other golfers in the tournament. When you submit the form you will be directed to a Payment Page where you can select payment for multiple golfers.

Note: All on-line payments incur an approximate 3% convenience charge and have been adjusted.  You may avoid this charge by paying by check or cash.

(Golfers may also register by printing and completing a paper form and mailing it to the Pooler Lions Club with a check.  See below “Golfer Registration Form to Print and Mail In”)

Golfer Registration Form


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Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors and Supporters

2018 Chipping for Charity Tournament

The Pooler Lions Club held their 3rd Annual “Chipping for Charity”  Golf Tournament on Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2018.  The proceeds from the tournament will fund the club’s charitable activities for the next year, including a college scholarship for a Pooler high school senior, Sight for Students (vouchers for vision exams and glasses in six local schools), vision exams and glasses for qualifying residents, stuffed lions for Pooler Police to distribute to kids in traumatic situations, book donations to elementary schools in Pooler and holiday cards for residents in local nursing homes.  In addition, Pooler Lions support the GA Lions Lighthouse Foundation, the GA Lions Camp for the Visually impaired in Waycross, GA, Leader Dogs, Southeast Guide Dogs and the Lions Club International Foundation.

After a box lunch, the golfers took to the course for a 1:00 PM shotgun start and several hours later the results were announced.  Winning first place was the team of Eric Fry, Zach Nehme and Kris Brinker.  Their prize was a gift certificate for Savannah Harbor Golf Club.  Second place went to the team of Jerry Smith, Robert McLaurin, Bob McLaurin, and Russell Bright, who won a gift certificate to Savannah Quarters Golf Course.  Third place was won by the team of Larry Middleton, Louis Manuel Jr, Ken Leidy and Kenny Deloach.  They received a gift certificate for Sapelo-Hammock Golf Club.

Closest to the pin was won by Eric Fry, who came within 2’5” of the pin.  Congratulations to Robert McLaurin (age 96 years young!) for the longest drive in the tournament.  They both won golf gift certificates.  Various raffle prizes were won by Dave Renton, Charlie Saytanides, Justyne Albright, Debra Miller, Todd Saylor, Derek Dragon Sr. and Joe McKinny.

Thank you to the sponsors of the tournament for their generous donations.  The Eagle Sponsor was the Pooler Chamber of Commerce and the Birdie Sponsor was Miller’s Coin & Currency.  Other sponsors were:  Allstate Insurance – Adam Wallace, BJ’s Beverage, Bee Green Pest Solutions, CFG Wealth Management, Colby Enterprizes, Cutting Cave Haircuts for Men & Boys, Dasher Reprographics, Dr. Tracy Durham, DDS, Edward Jones – Veronica Voisine, Freedom Boat Club, Gastroenterology Consultants, GA Heritage Federal Credit Union, Heritage Bank, International Paper, JDX – Uniforms, Landmark 24 – Luann Zorn-Zipperer, Lighthouse Financial Group, Low Country Eye Care, Mike Hutson Plumbing, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill, Penny Rafferty Reality,  Paper Clip Office Supply, Piros Eye – Judith Piros, MD, State Farm Insurance – Pat Parker, The Front Porch Coffeehouse, Strickland Funeral Home, Towne Lake Dental, Thomas & Hutton, and Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Thanks also to Coca Cola and Sam’s Club for donating drinks and snacks, as well as Adams  Outdoor Advertising and Valpak for their advertising assistance.  We appreciate the raffle prize donations from Buffalo Wild Wings, Kay Jewelers, Metro Diner and Texas Roadhouse that helped make our event a success.

The Pooler Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that helps those in need and makes a positive difference in their lives.  The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6PM at Lovezzola’s Restaurant, 320 Hwy. 80 E.  Visitors are welcome and suggestions for service projects are appreciated.  The Lions Club motto is “We Serve”.

2017 Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament Winners

1st Place

Robert Gillespie, Chris Gillespie, Chris Buckner, Mike McGraw

2nd Place

Matt Hewett, Louis Manuel Jr, Ken Leidy, Larry Middelton

3rd Place

Marlon Barefield, John Snelling, Chuck Brown, Gordy Cox

Closest to Pin

Marlon Barefield

Longest Drive

Marcus McBride (No photo)

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2017 Golfers and Lions Club Members

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