4th Annual Tee Off for Ta Tas event will benefit Making Strides

LACONIA — The 4th Annual Tee Off for Ta Tas Golf Tournament and Tapas Tasting will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2013; registration is 9 a.m. at Jade Trace Golf Course in Laconia. The tournament will benefit the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walking team assembled by James LaBrie, son of Sheila LaBrie, a 13 year breast cancer survivor.

The tournament format will be a nine hole, par 3 two person Best Ball Scramble. Upon the completion of the 9 holes, the four lowest team scores survive to compete in a single elimination 9 hole match play competition. All other players are re-designated to eaters and drinkers. The Tapas Tasting, provided by Tavern 27, will include nine delicious courses of food paired with beverages and is included in the tournament fee of $100 per team.

Non-golfers may choose to participate in the Tapas Tasting for $49 per person that will begin at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 4. The menu can be viewed at www.tavern27.com. Accommodations will be made for dietary preferences.

The Hole-In-One prize pledges for the 4th annual golf tournament are accumulating and the community has generously pledged over $50,000 in prizes thus far.

The following prizes have been pledged by local businesses and individuals for Hole in Ones: a Car from AutoServ of Tilton (model TBA); 50" Flat Screen Hi Def TV provided by Sears of Plymouth; 4 Snow Tires with Mounting and Alignment from No Limits Motorsports; Felt Nine 70 Mountain Bike from MC Cycle and Sport; A burrito a week for 1 year from Burrito Me; $500 from Local Eatery; $100 Laconia Village Bakery; $500 gift certificate to Tavern 27; a one year membership to Jade Trace Golf Skills Center; a one year membership to Laconia Athletic and Swim Club; Snow Blower from Trustworthy Hardware; Twilight Golf Membership at Waukewan Golf Club; a 3 Night Stay at The Ballard House; 2 Season Ticket Passes to the official Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook; a full page ad in the Laconia Daily Sun. Each prize will be assigned to specific holes.

If the TV is not awarded as a Hole In One prize, all the participants, golfers and eaters, will have the opportunity to win it during the Championship Round as the group galleries the remaining golfers.

The Hole-In-One Prizes will be awarded to the first person to make a Hole-In-One on each hole. Organizers are still seeking additional Hole-In-One pledges, Closest to the Pin prizes and Silent Auction items to make the tournament even more enticing. Local businesses interested in making pledges or contributions for the tournament should contact Ray at 603-528-3057 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"The course is in the best shape it has been in since we acquired it in 2009," states tournament organizer Ray Simanson. "The weather forecast looks beautiful and we are looking forward to a successful tournament with delicious food to raise money for such an important cause."

More information about participating in Tee Off for TaTas Golf Tournament and Tapas Tasting can be found at www.JadeTrace.com, or call 603-528-3057. You may also stop by Tavern 27, 2075 Parade Road, Laconia, to register your team or to purchase advanced tickets for the Tapas Tasting. Volunteers are appreciated, please contact tournament organizers.