July 16th would be a good day to break out the old golf clubs from the closet for those who haven’t played this year.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf tournament with an 8 a.m. tee time on Monday, July 16 at Sunset Grove Country Club. The format is a four-person scramble.

Jerry Jones with the chamber wants to encourage everyone to come out and play and for businesses to sponsor a hole, particularly those who have participated in the past.

“We want to get as many advertisers and players out there,” he said. “It’s a big thing.”

Jones has been involved with the tournament the last four years and he said it’s been in existence for much longer than that.

The players’ package includes $60 for the greens fee, cart, beverages, food and door prizes. Mulligans are $5 each with a limit of two per player.

It cost $100 to sponsor a hole. Business firms will receive recognition in the form of a tee box sign, event and post-event publicity.

There will also be a hole-in-one contest where golfers can win a brand new Ford Fiesta, sponsored by David Self Ford. It will be at the 14th hole, 160 yards from the men’s tee and 145 yards for women.

This fundraiser helps the chamber with operational expenses. Other chamber fundraisers throughout the year include the mystery dinner theater, Taste of the Bayou, Little Miss Bridgefield pageant, the Christmas parade, the Orange County celebrity roast and the annual banquet.

Payment for the tournament must accompany registration. Deadline is July 13. Make checks payable to Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and mail to 150 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, TX 77611. Their phone number is 735-5671. For more information, call Jerry Jones with the city of Bridge City at 735-6801 or 626-1789, or Gerald W. Robinson, also with the city, also at the same phone numbers.