Michigan City’s 90th annual golf tournament is just a couple weeks away, on July 25-26 and August 1-2, 2020. The event, hosted at the Michigan City Golf Course, is a staple among the city’s golfers, and this year it is planned to be better than ever before thanks to a sponsorship from Horizon Bank.
“We’ve been doing this for 90 years but this is going to be our first tournament with any form of sponsorship,” said Marty Nieman, tournament organizer. “I’ve been friends with Craig Dwight, Horizon Bank’s CEO, for over 30 years. We’re happy to have them join us as our corporate sponsor.”
The sign-up fee will be $60, with the city also reducing the $42 green fee to under $25 thanks to the sponsorship of Horizon Bank. For nonmembers participating in the tournament, each of the four rounds will cost just $25, including a cart.
“That’s cheaper than you can find anywhere else for weekend play,” Nieman said. “It’s a beautifully kept public golf course and well worth the fees. You’ll also be getting a chance to win some good monetary prizes, or a free car with a hole-in-one.”
On July 24, the evening before the tournament begins, participants can take part in a long-drive contest with brackets for different age groups, and an accuracy contest with more chances to win prizes.
“Before this year, we didn’t run any advertisements so we never reached outside the immediate community for support,” Nieman said. “We would love for golfers from all around Northwest Indiana to come out and play. I’m not a part of the city government and I don’t work for the golf course. I’m only a member that would like to see the tournament thrive again.”
To register for the tournament, visit the Michigan City Golf Course clubhouse at 4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City, IN. Registration is open now through Thursday, July 23. The first round will start the morning of July 25, with the specific time yet to be determined, and depending on the number of sign-ups. For more information about the Michigan City Golf Course, visit www.michigancitygolfcourse.com.