Ruidoso golf tournament raises money for HEAL

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Help End Abuse for Life in Ruidoso announces its 4th annual Deacon Bob Open charity golf tournament that will be held on Aug. 10 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course. The tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Returning players will be happy to see a few traditions upheld. Once again, players may purchase an unlimited amount of mulligans to make the round easier and more fun. Golfers will have their skills challenged in various contests: a putting contest, the infamous hole-in-one and the longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women.

The entry fee for the Open is $125, which includes green fees and cart rental, a golfer goodie bag, prizes for the contests, refreshments on various holes and a BBQ dinner at the Awards Ceremony at the end of the tournament.

An annual favorite of the golfers is a golf-only silent auction featuring golf equipment and apparel as well as rounds of golf at some of New Mexico’s finest courses. Participating golf courses are Outlaw Golf Club of Alto, Rainmakers Golf Club, Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, the Links at Sierra Blanca, Cree Meadows Golf Club, The Lodge at Cloudcroft, Desert Lake Golf Course, Picacho Hills Country Club, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course and Red Hawk Golf Club.

Individuals or foursomes can register for the tournament or get more information by calling The Nest at (575) 378-6378 or registering online at http://helpendabuseforlife.org/events/deacon-bob-tournament/. Play is limited to the first 144 players.