Not a golfer? Take part in the SRA ‘Non-golf Golf Tournament’ fundraiser

At its Annual General Meeting, Southampton Residents’ Association (SRA) President, Bill Bowden, announced a major initiative to benefit the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.

“The Saugeen Golf Club had reserved August 13th for SRA’s bi-annual golf tournament, but it is clear that it can’t happen. Virtually all major summer events in the area have been cancelled or postponed. One result is that the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is facing a significant shortfall in anticipated donations. So, we put 2 and 2 together, and I am delighted to announce our ‘Non-Golf Golf Tournament’.  Anyone can participate, even if they’ve never touched a golf club, and it’s open to SRA members and non-members alike.”

The campaign takes the form of a virtual “non-golf golf tournament” where various donation amounts can be recognized, including “Golfer”, “Non-Hole Sponsor”, and “Groundskeeper.” There is even opportunity to organize “Really Truly Socially Distant Foursomes” and donors at the $1,000 level will be recognized with a “Hole-in-One” certificate.

Each $1,000 raised represents one hole, with a goal of 18 holes for the regular tournament, although PGA Tournaments are normally 72 holes. “Non-Tee Times” are any time between July 11th and August 13th.

A virtual Awards Ceremony is also planned with real awards including Saugeen Shores “Chamber Bucks” and Healthcare Lottery tickets for lucky participants.

To see tournament rules and participate, go to or look for it on the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation website ( under ‘Events and Fundraisers’. Participants should indicate “Golf” in the comments section of their donation where they can also indicate “Awards” to participate in the draws and enter foursome names.

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About Southampton Residents Association: The Southampton Residents Association is a volunteer organization of approximately 400 households whose mission is to maintain and enhance our unique, historic lakeside town of Southampton by working collaboratively to encourage sustainable development and community engagement.