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Fifth annual Patriot Golf Day gives back to military families

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; For Patriot Golf Day 2011, Old Greenwood and The Golf Club at Grayand#8217;s Crossing have planned a Labor Day weekend of events and special golf deals.

This five-day celebration allows more time to raise additional money in support of families of military persons who were killed or disabled while in service, according to a press release.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s important for all people and associations to acknowledge the commitment our military makes for the people of our nation,and#8221; said Bob Hickam, director of golf, Old Greenwood and The Golf Club at Grayand#8217;s Crossing, in a statement. and#8220;Our golf community is proud to be a part of Patriot Day, and we invite locals and visitors to join us in our weekend long celebration.and#8221;

In honor of Patriot Day, from Sept. 1-5, green fees are $100 at both courses; twilight rate is $75. For a tee time, general information and a complete listing of 2011 season rates, visit http://www.golfintahoe.com. Golf reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance. Special NCGA rates are available. Call 530-550-5800 for Grayand#8217;s Crossing and 530-550-7010 for Old Greenwood.

The Golf Tent Sale, located in the Old Greenwood Golf Shop parking lot, will take place Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The tent sale will highlight hourly drawings for free golf rounds, golf apparel, sleeves of balls and much more.

Golf apparel, demo clubs and logo wear will be discounted at 20 percent to 80 percent. Patriot Day participants will also be treated to live music while perusing special wine deals from select vintages from Wild Goose restaurant. Those who spend $100 or more at the tent sale will receive a free appetizer at either PJand#8217;s Bar and Grill at The Golf Club at Grayand#8217;s Crossing or Wild Goose on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Free golf seminars will welcome all levels of golfers under the tent on Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Seminars will be conducted by Keith Lyford, former PGA tour player and director of instruction for The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood. Lyford earned the Top 100 Teacher recognition from Golf Magazine, whose panel of expert judges selects from a pool of more than 28,000 PGA professionals. Only the 100 most elite instructors receive this title, and he received this recognition again for 2011.

Patriot Golf Day has raised more than $8 million in the past four years, according to the press release, and the Folds of Honor Foundation has awarded more than 2100 scholarships.

and#8220;Uniting together, we can all work to exceed this amount this year,and#8221; Hickam said.