Holiday Island Rotary Club launches annual benefit golf tourney Aug. 25

Thursday, August 2, 2012

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- The Holiday Island Rotary Club will offer its first golf tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26.

It is billed as the Detweiller/Lehr Memorial Golf Tournament. Bill Dettwiller and Dutch Lehr were two Holiday Island property owners who were heavily involved in the community, organizing and participating in many volunteer efforts and organizations. Lehr passed away in 2010, and Dettwiller passed last year.

The event is a two-person scramble with multiple flights, up to $5,000 in cash and merchandise prizes, and a new vehicle grand prize for a hole-in-one. A banquet, family events and tours, lodging packages will also be available.


There will be room for 288 teams, with two shotgun starts, at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., said tournament organizer Allen Huffman.

Rotary's regional service area encompasses Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.

"Our club decided we wanted to bring people into Holiday Island," Huffman said. "It's a great event for us. Hopefully this will help Holiday Island to develop a presence."

Activities surrounding the tournament include tours of nearby Eureka Springs and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Net proceeds of the tournament will go to Rotary International's polio foundation, for the eradication of polio around the world.

For more information about signing up and fees, contact Huffman at 479-981-0654 or email Entry forms can also be obtained at

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