golfHickory – Calling All Golfer’s:  The Hickory Kiwanis and the Kiwanis Club of Western Catawba County will host its annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Ole Still Golf Club, which at one time was known as Oliver’s Landing.  The golf course is located out NC 127 north, cross the bridge and turn left at the traffic light.

All proceeds from this event will benefit children’s needs in our schools, the Kiwanis Park/Zahra Baker All Children Play Ground and most recently opened the Kiwanis Children’s Splash Pad, High School Key Clubs and College Circle K Programs, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Advocacy Center, Dictionaries for third grade students, Terrific Kids Kiwanis programs in the Elementary Schools as well as many other worthwhile programs that will benefit children in Hickory and Catawba County.

The tournament will kick off with a morning and afternoon tee times.  The registration for the 8 AM tee time will be at 7:30 AM and the afternoon tee time will be at 1 PM.  Afternoon players will register from 11am to 12:30 PM.  The format will be Captain’s Choice with SHOTGUN starts at 8 AM for morning and 1 PM for the afternoon tee times.  There will be several Hole in One opportunities like a new car sponsored by Jim Armstrong Subaru of Hickory, a one year membership to Ole Still Golf Club, $400 value hole in one for tires from Clark Tire of Hickory.  Closest to the pins on all Par 3’s and the most accuracy drive will also be furnished by Clark Tire of Hickory.  There will be a 50/50 raffle fundraiser, mulligan sales at $5.00 each- 2 per player; as well as a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team prizes.

There will be water and soft drinks as well as snacks on and off the course during the tournament.  Our lunch is provided by Texas Roadhouse of Hickory from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

The entry fee is $220 per foursome or $55 per player.  The tournament is opened to male and female participants.  Brochures on the tournament will be at Ole Still Pro Shop or you can call or email the following Kiwanis Golf Committee members for brochures and questions.  Bill Wiggs-828-640-4423 (, Steve Aaron -828-446-0480 (, Dr. Bill Straka-828-495-4828 (, and Helen Devlin-828-244-3665 (

We are currently accepting applications for the event and team registrations will close on Friday, September 1.

Kiwanians are asking all golfers and the citizens of Hickory and Catawba County to come and join our efforts to continue the support of our children’s needs throughout the community.