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Golf: Fundraisers, tournaments

Golf East Bay Times

VFW District 12 California Fundraiser: July 12 at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course. Registration at 11 a.m., followed by shotgun start at 1 p.m. $125 per golfer, includes golf, cart, tee prizes (as well as longest drive, putting contest), awards,
'VFW District 12 California Fundraiser:  July 12 at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course. Registration at 11 a.m., followed by shotgun start at 1 p.m. $125 per golfer, includes golf, cart, tee prizes (as well as longest drive, putting contest), awards, raffle, and banquet. $40 banquet only ticket. Proceeds directly support Veteran programs and activities in five counties (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito). To register visit www.vfwcadist12.org/golf-1 or for more information contact Ermelindo Puente at (408) 836-4697, Steve Curtin (831) 247-0743 or Thomas Peavey (831) 801-5385 Green Tee Golf Tournament:  July 15 at Metropolitan Links. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. $125 each golfer ($40 lunch without golf), $400 foursome, which includes range balls, cart, lunch, chip n’ challenge and other contests. Proceeds benefit Oakland Parks and Recreation Youth Development. To register visit www.eventbrite.com/e/green-tee-golf-tournament-tickets-60487430533 or for more information, contact Karis Griffin at (510) 238-7259 or Ron Scarborough at (510) 773-7679. Fore the Kids Tournament:  Aug. 5 at Contra Costa Country Club. Check-in at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m., followed by dinner and awards at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit First Tee of Contra Costa. $265 per golfer. To register visit thefirstteecontracosta.org or for more information, contact (925) 446-6701 BAWPVA Tournament:  Aug. 12 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club. Registration at 11 a.m., followed by shotgun start at noon. Box lunch provided to all golfers and an awards dinner will follow 18-hole scramble. Proceeds raised through the BAWPVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America Bay Area Western Chapter) golf event will go towards wheelchair athletes and helping to find a cure for paralysis. $240 per golfer, $880 foursome, $50 spectator ticket, $200 tee sponsor, $240 sponsor a veteran. To register visit bawpva9thgolf.eventbrite.com or for more info, contact Kory Amaral (650) 858-3936, golf@bawpva.org CVSF Day on the Greens:  Sept. 14 at Redwood Canyon Golf Course. 7 a.m. check-in, followed by 8 a.m. shotgun start (scramble format). $150 per golfer, $550 foursome. Includes gift bag, cart, golf, post tournament dinner awards, and silent auction. Hosted by Castro Valley Sports Foundation and Rowell Ranch Rodeo with proceeds going towards local and community organizations. Sponsorships also available. Register www.castrovalleysportsfoundation.org or for questions or more information, contact Cal Sakamoto (510) 774-5205 31st Father Berris Golf Classic:  Sept. 16 at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose. Registration and putting contest begin at 10 a.m., followed by 11:45 a.m. four-person scramble shotgun start. $190 per golfer or $720 foursome. Includes, green fees, practice balls, lunch, cart, tee gifts, on-course refreshments, dinner, awards and prizes. Proceeds benefit the youth at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Sponsorship’s also available. To register visit FrBerrisGolf.org or for questions or more information, email: FrBerrisGolf@comcast.net To submit a golf tournament or hole-in-one, contact Nick Roth at nroth@bayareanewsgroup.com'

Mark Dusbabek, Former Viking, Serves As Rules Official On PGA Tour

Golf WCCO | CBS Minnesota

For 28 weekends a year, he is an observer on the course making sure the game is held to a standard.
'MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The local connections to the 3M Open extended beyond some players. Mark Dusbabek was a standout athlete at Faribault who played for both the Gophers and the Vikings. Now, he’s on the PGA Tour with a unique position. He came from Faribault High school, went on to be a big, strong linebacker at the University of Minnesota and then play for the Minnesota Vikings – he made a name. When he left the rough and tumble life of the NFL, he found a new calling as a rules official on the PGA Tour. “Well, I didn’t set out to be a rules official. I wanted to be an executive director of a golf association, so I worked with some of my golf pros in Minnesota, who helped me get introduced to some people in Southern Cal where I was living at the time,” Dusbabek said. He is on the course keeping the pace of play and making calls – a much different perspective than football. “It’s so different than football. In football, we’re always trying to cheat the system and hide something from the referees, but here it’s all in the open and we’re just trying to be honest, and all the players are good, good people,” Dusbabek said. This is a homecoming week, finally a stop in his native state where he knew for a long time there was an appetite for golf. “Always been pushing for an event in Minnesota. I know from my background and my time here that Minnesota has, per capita, some of the greatest and most golfers in a state,” Dusbabek said. His family roots are rich in the sport. He’s always loved to play it. “It was my family’s sport where we as a family could always do it, my friends and I do the same thing, so I found my time going on vacations or whether I come back home – everything’s always centered around golf,” Dusbabek said. But for 28 weekends a year, he is an observer on the course making sure the game is held to a standard. “I’m sitting there and I’m watching play, and I’m keeping an eye on what’s coming through my area and if there are any gaps in the play,” Dusbabek said. “Otherwise, you sit and listen to your radio and then wait for somebody to call for a ruling at a certain location, and if you’re near it, go out and do the ruling.” When you think about it, it’s kind of a perfect fit – a football player serving as an enforcer of rules.'