A long-standing tradition is about to celebrate its 30th year in Anderson as the Meals on Wheels Benefit Golf Tournament presented by the Dirty Old Men’s Club (DOM) gets underway Friday, May 18 at Pine Lake Golf Course in Anderson.
In 1972, a group of men who frequently played golf together at Pine Lake Golf Course were endearingly named the Dirty Old Men’s Club by Mildred Foust. Foust worked in the pro shop along side her husband Bill Foust, who was the golf pro at the club.
Nearly four decades later, the DOM group continues to meet every Tuesday to play golf at Pine Lake and hosts four tournaments throughout the year for their members and guests. With more than 30 members, the group keeps things interesting by drawing names each week to find out who the foursome will be for the day. In addition to the weekly game at Pine Lake, the men plan a monthly “road trip” to another course to enjoy their favorite sport all over the Upstate.
For the past 29 years, the Meals on Wheels benefit tournament has raised thousands of dollars for the non-profit organization. This year, the tournament begins with a putting contest at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. A shotgun start takes place at 1 p.m., and tournament scoring will be Captain’s Choice. Prizes will be awarded for hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive. Other activities include a silent auction and door prizes donated by various local businesses.
The entry fee is $70 per person and includes a round of golf, golf cart, lunch, and beverages. Golfers who wish to participate should contact Vic Vickery at 864.202.1563, Dave Schonauer at 864.231.9317 or visit the Meals on Wheels website at www.acmow.org for an entry form and more information.
All proceeds from this event will help feed the homebound elderly and disabled of Anderson County.
To find out how you can get involved with Meals on Wheels-Anderson, please call 864.225.6800 or visit the website at the address listed above.