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March 11th, 2009
LBJ Museum seeks sponsors, golfers for annual tournament

by PAT MURDOCK

Organizers of the seventh annual Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos Golf Tournament are seeking sponsors and golfers to compete in the Saturday, June 13, tournament to be held for the first time at San Marcos’ own Quail Creek Golf Course.

LBJ Museum Board Vice President Steve Searle of Ozona Bank is again heading up this year’s event, with the assistance of Museum Director Scott Jordan.

Last year’s tournament raised more than $5,000 for the museum. Proceeds from the golf tournament sponsorships and entry fees benefit the non-profit museum that focuses in part on the 36th U.S. President’s days in San Marcos at what is now Texas State University-San Marcos where he graduated with a teaching certificate in 1930. The museum, located on the square in downtown San Marcos, has been open since December 2006.

Celebrity guest for this year’s tournament will be KVUE-TV’s daybreak and midday meteorologist Meghan Danahey, who will serve as a guest putter for each team on the 18th green.

According to Searle, sponsorships are available at three levels – $1,000 for gold, $500 for silver and $150 for hole sponsors. The cost for individual golfers is $80 each, which includes green fees, golf carts and lunch. Searle said prizes and raffle items – including both merchandise and gift certificates – are also needed for the tournament.

Additional information on the golf tournament may be obtained by calling Searle at (512) 754-2611 or (512) 787-4258 or by email at steves@ozonabank.com or by contacting Jordan at 353-3300 or by e-mail at director@lbjmuseum.com.

On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on June 13 with golfers facing an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament will follow the four-person Florida Scramble format. Trophies will be awarded for each winning team member and prizes will be given for “closest to the pin” and longest drive. Golfers will also have a shot at door prizes and what is predicted to be a great lunch. Entry deadline is June 8.
The museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. To arrange special tours or for more information on the museum, call (512) 353-3300.

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