Get the clubs out: The next Commanding General’s Pay Day Golf Scramble is scheduled for April 7, at Ryder Golf Course. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. for a noon shotgun start with a meal following the tournament. The event is open to the public and is an 18-hole scramble. A tie for the championship will be settled by a scorecard playoff beginning with the #1 handicap hole. Entry fee is $140 per team or $35 per person, and fees include green and cart fees, range balls before tournament, meal with trimmings and refreshments, as well as prizes and awards ceremony. For more information, call 396-3980.
Recreational Skeet and Trap League: The league meets for eight weeks on Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The spring league starts April 2 and runs through May 28. Trophies are awarded for highest overall female/male shooter and most improved shooter. A potluck luncheon will be held after each league. Shotgun rental, ammunition, and ear protection is for sale at the clubhouse, or shooters can bring their own. Eye and ear protection is mandatory. The cost for Department of Defense ID cardholders, members and their guests is $20. The cost for the general public is $25.
Winds of March Golf Tournament: March 25, at Ryder Golf Course, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start (weather permitting). The format is a net golf tournament using 75 percent of players’ established handicap. Also, the highest score on a single hole will be reduced to a par. The entry fee is $20 and includes a barbecue and chicken dinner, beer and soft drinks, which are provided after play. There will also be a Closest To The Pin Contest: Holes 5, 9 & 16 receives a dozen golf balls and hole #12 winner receives a Titleist Stand Bag and a Longest Drive Contest, for men, women and seniors (65 and up) with prizes of gift certificates and range golf balls. This is a limited field event. The first 88 golfers with an established handicap to sign up will be considered a full field. Proof of handicap is required. Open to all Active Duty, Retired Military and Department of Defense employees and their dependents who are at least 16 years of age. Requests to play with a friend or group will be honored.
The Carolina Philharmonic Music Education Charity Golf Tournament: Calling all golfers. On March 29, the Country Club of Whispering Pines, Pines Course, is the place to be when the Carolina Philharmonic’s Second Annual Golf Tournament tees off to benefit the Philharmonic’s music education programs for the children of Moore County, North Carolina. All are welcome. Play is limited to 30 teams of four and a hearty lunch is included. Sign up sheets are now available in the club house or interested person can call the box office at 687-0287 to reserve a spot.
Run to Honor Veterans: April 1, from 8 a.m. to noon. “Run to Honor Veterans” is a 5K run that recognizes all veterans by raising awareness and assists the Moore County, Chapter 83 of Disabled American Veterans. The DAV 5K starts and finishes at the Moore County Veterans Memorial. To register, visit www.active.com/carthage-nc/running/distance-running-races/run-to-honor-veterans-2017?int=.
Ribbon Walk and Run For Cancer: Come out to Festival Park, April 9, for the 11th Annual Ribbon Walk and Run for Cancer to support local cancer patients. Proceeds will benefit Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Friends of the Cancer Center. The support will make a difference in the lives of hundreds of cancer patients and their Families. For more information and to register, visit www.ribbonwalkforcancer.org.