September 7, 2011

Lost Plantation to host David Jimenez Golf Tournament

The first annual David Jimenez Open Golf Tournament, benefiting the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, is planned for Oct. 8 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

The tournament format will be a four person scramble-Captain’s Choice with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Cost is $60 per player and includes greens and cart fees, two mulligans, prizes, including a Kia for a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole, prizes for winning teams, lunch and entertainment. Lunch for the non-golfer is $7.

Hole sponsorships are available at $50 for a group or individual, and $100 for corporate.

David Jimenez, 72, is a Rincon resident now living in Savannah Commons Arbors Memory Care. He has been an Alzheimer’s patient for 11 years, tournament organizers said. Jimenez is a PGA life member in the Georgia section and his professional career included being a tour player in the 1960s to early 1970s. He was also the 1975 MAPGA Player of the year; 1976 PGA Cup Match USA Team Member; five-time World Cup player, partnered with the well-known Chi Chi Rodriguez three times; head pro at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia for 17 years and a Senior European Tour exempt player for seven years.

Entries are being accepted until Sept. 24. For more information contact Julia Smith at 826-2092, Joe Fletcher at 912-660-8986 or Arlene Jimenez at 826-2627, or by email at arlenejimenezretired@hotmail.com. More information can also be found online at davidjimenezopen.org.