AMHERST - The Amherst Ramblers Alumni Scholarship Society is hosting the second annual Texas scramble golf tournament at the Amherst Golf Club on Aug. 1.
"Last year's event was a tremendous success," said tournament chair Bill Chapman. "We had a lot of positive feedback and we're going to use that momentum and experience to make this year's event bigger and better."
One of the most talked about hole-in-one prizes from last year is back again this year compliments of Robert Bird Financial Services and TD Mutual Funds.
"The dream golf vacation to St. Andrews, Scotland, created a lot of excitement last year, and I'm glad to be able to help out. I'd love to see someone win the trip, which is valued at $20,000," said Bird.
Other hole-in-one prizes are a 2010 Mustang compliments of Amherst Insurance and Jim Hathaway Ford, a Kubota tractor from Fort Equipment and a utility trailer from Ed Chitty Trailer Sales.
Every golfer is going to win something.
"We've got a few spaces for teams left, and we're hopeful we can fill them," said Chapman. "The more money we raise, the more bursaries we can provide, so we're hoping for a very successful tournament. It's so expensive to get an education these days. We's like to help as many student athletes as possible."
Last year the society provided four bursaries, and plans are to increase the amount of the bursary from $500 to $750, as well as the number of bursaries awarded. The Amherst Ramblers Alumni Scholarship Society is a non-profit society formed to provide bursaries to athletes living or playing in the Amherst area.
Membership is open to all present and past players, coaching staff, training staff, general managers, executives, sponsors, volunteers and supporters of the Amherst junior Ramblers, Amherst junior A Mooseheads, Amherst senior Ramblers, and the Amherst St. Pats intermediate A hockey teams.