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• Concord Yacht Club announces the 49th Annual Admiral Farragut Regatta, A Regatta for Thistles, Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, on Fort Loudoun Lake along Northshore Drive in Farragut. This Regatta of the Southeastern Spring Series will be governed by The Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, the rules of the Thistle class, and the sailing instructions. All Thistles are invited to participate. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $35 with a U.S. Sailing membership card, $40 without. Skipper’s meeting is 11:30 a.m. First race is 1:15 p.m., with racing continuing at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Saturday’s post-race festivities include dinner at 6:30 p.m., and a party, beach fire and go-kart events beginning after dinner. Lunch is at noon on both days, lunches cost $4. Saturday’s dinner will be $9 for grilled steak. Children’s dinners will be available at a reduced price. Trophy presentation is after lunch Sunday. Campers are welcome on Club grounds and are invited to use the shower and restroom facilities. Concord Yacht Club is located one mile southwest of the Concord Road intersection with Northshore Drive . For more information, contact Bill Bradshaw, fleet captain: bbradshaw@chartertn.net or call 865-966-5940; or Elsbeth McCully Freeman, fleet secretary, at elsbethfreeman@msn.com or call 865-966-7245.

• Local golfers who participate in the American Cancer Society’s Golf Classic on Friday, May 5, could drive home with a car. Four holes on the course will feature cars for the golfers who hit holes-in-one. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. at Tennessee Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge. Holes 4, 7, 12 and 17 all feature cars from Tilley-Lane, Harper Infiniti, West Side Honda and Beaty Chevrolet, respectively. Additional prizes will be awarded for the longest drive on hole 8 and for closest to the pin on hole 9. By participating in this tournament, golfers contribute to the battle against cancer. Proceeds from this event benefit the American Cancer Society’s mission to eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The tournament is sponsored by Waste Connections of East Tennessee and Free Service Tire. Tee times for the American Cancer Society Golf Classic are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fee for the tournament is $600 per four-person team and covers green fees, carts, beverages, snacks, lunch and a windbreaker for each player. The American Cancer Society’s Golf Championship program is the largest amateur team event in the world. Winners of this year’s local tournaments will have the opportunity to advance to either a regional or national tournament. For more information about this event or the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org

• The Dennis Walters Golf Show sponsored by the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, will be held beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, at the Beverly Park Golf Course, sister facility to the Concord Park Golf Course. In 1974, Dennis was riding a golf cart down a steep hill on a course near his home when the brakes failed. He was thrown from the cart and was paralyzed from the waist down. Dennis is the only person paralyzed from the waist down who earns a living as a professional golfer. Dennis and his dog, Benji Hogan, make appearances each year all over the country. Walters will perform various golf shots. This event is free of charge. For more information, contact Beverly Park Golf Course at 865-689-6445.

 

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