Rotary charity golf tournament coming to SCW

Briarwood Country Club will host the 17th Annual Swing with Your Heart Golf Tournament Feb. 25. [Submitted photo]

The Rotary Club of Sun City West will host its 17th Annual Swing with Your Heart Golf Tournament with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start Monday, Feb. 25 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave.

The tournament will be a four-person team scramble, with registration starting at 11 a.m. A lunch, driving range (with complementary balls) and practice putting green will be available. For non-golfers, a putting contest (18-hole) will take place 4 p.m. with prizes.

Proceeds of the tournament will go to the Rotary Club’s Endowment Fund to support area nonprofits. In 2018, Rotary donated more than $30,000 to various local organizations and humanitarian projects, including, among others, Benevilla, Valley View Community Food Bank, Community Fund of SCW, Sheriff’s Posse, Eve’s Place and Helping Hands. In addition, proceeds were used to support the Club’s Dictionary Project, which involves annual distribution by Rotarians of more than 2,700 dictionaries to third graders in area school districts.

Several businesses have already committed to sponsor the tournament, including Sun Health, Santé of Surprise, The Park at Surprise, Fidelity Investments, 1st Bank, Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel, Dane Holdings, Sapphire Sponsors, More MD, Sun City West ABC.

Team prizes will be awarded for the first and second place winners for low gross and low net in three flights. Individual skill prizes such as closest to the pin and straightest drive will also be presented at the awards dinner.

There will be an opportunity to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one. Half of the prize goes to the winner and half to the Rotary Endowment fund. Also, one lucky individual will have a chance at a 60-foot putt for $2,500, with the same 50/50 split.

A cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m., with dinner and awards presentation following. Participation in a silent auction will be available throughout the day. Cost of the golf outing, including dinner, is $125 per person. Guests are invited to attend the dinner for $35 per person.

Call Dan Kurtenbach at 301-524-0847 or Dick Livengood at 623-340-7213. Or contact Ed Williamson at 623-546-9033 or by email at .

Entry forms may be downloaded from the Rotary Club’s website at and mailed with the entry fee to the Rotary Club of SCW, PO Box 5065, Sun City West, 85376. They are also available at Briarwood Country Club.




What: The Rotary Club of Sun City West Swing with Your Heart Golf Tournament

When: 12:30 p.m. shotgun start Monday, Feb. 25

Where: Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave.

Cost: $125 per person for dinner and golf. Dinner guests $35 per person.

Entry Forms: Online at or at Briarwood

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