Senior golf tournament tees off in Selma

Published 10:57 pm Monday, October 16, 2017

The Selma Country Club will host the Alabama 60+ Golf Association for a two-day tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The golfers are in luck as the weather begins to cool down in mid-October.

The forecast for the tournament is a comfortable high of 75 degrees and sunny.

According to the Selma Country Club golf pro Tommy Burns, there are 60 men and nine women competing against one another.

There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. each morning.

The scoring will be based on dog-fight points. According to Burns, a double-bogey is worth one-point, two points for a bogey, four points for par and a birdie is worth eight points.

The tournament travels around the state for tournaments throughout the course of the year, and it returns to Selma every other year.

It was last played in Selma on Oct. 14-15, 2015.

The golf course will re-open to Selma Country Club members at 12:30 p.m. after tournament play has concluded for the day.

The tournament also brings an influx of visitors to Selma that is always good for the local business, according to Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheryl Smedley.

The 69 golfers and whomever comes with them will be able to eat, sleep and experience Selma for at least two days.

“That helps our local economy definitely,” she said. “Everybody talks about how friendly our community is when they come and visit. The welcome door is always open.”