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May 25th, 2009
LBJ Museum golf tournament seeks sponsors

STAFF REPORT

The seventh annual Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum Golf Tournament is seeking sponsors, prizes and, of course, golfers on June 13, at Quail Creek Country Club.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the non-profit museum that focuses, in part, on Johnson’s days as a student at what is now Texas State. The nation’s 36th president graduated in 1930 with a teaching certificate.

Last year’s tournament raised more than $5,000 for the museum, which opened in December 2006.

Golfers can expect hamburgers grilled by Hays County Precinct 1 Constable David Peterson, known throughout the country for his barbecue skills. Additionally, this year’s celebrity guest will be KVUE-TV daybreak and midday meteorologist Meghan Danahey, who will guest putt for each team on the 18th green.

LBJ Museum Board Vice President Steve Searle of Ozona Bank is organizing this year’s tournament, with the help of Museum Director Scott Jordan. According to Searle, sponsorships are available three levels – $1,000 for gold, $500 for silver and $150 for hole sponsors.

The cost for golfers is $300 for a four-person team, or $80 for individuals. The cost includes green fees, golf carts and lunch. Prizes and raffle items are still needed for the tournament.

The entry deadline is June 8. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Golfers will face an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament will be a four-person Florida Scramble. Trophies will be awarded for each winning hole, and prizes will be given for “closest to the pin” and longest drive. Golfers will also have the chance to win various door prizes.

For more information, contact Searle at (512) 754-2611, or (512) 787-4258. He can also be reached via email.

The LBJ museum is open from 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange special tours, or for more information, Jordan can be reached at (512) 353-3300, or by email.

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