Spots filling up fast for Senesi golf

By Allen LaMountain
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
alamountain@starhq.com

   With 97 spots already filled for the seventh annual Dino Senesi Golf Classic that benefits the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys & Girls Club, local businesses that wish to participate in this charity event should get an entry in as soon as possible.
   The event tees off on Monday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Elizabethton Golf Course.
   "We expect to have 144 participants, like we always do," said Dino Senesi. "It's a fun event. We have door prizes and giveaways to the participants. All the funds go to the Boys and Girls Club."
   Prizes will be given away for closest to pin winners, longest drive and there will be red tees and mulligans offered as well.
   "It's $100 per player," said Brent Dugger, event media director. "Included in that fee are a hat, shirt and a goody bag. A free lunch will be served prior to tee off, and of course green fees and cart are included as well."
   University of Tennessee assistant women's basketball coach Al Brown will be on hand, as will Bob Kesling, UT equipment manager Roger Frazier and former Vol quarterback Dewey "Swamp Rat" Warren. UT football defensive coordinator John Chavis could also be in attendance.
   "The University of Tennessee always contributes things that various people donate," said Dugger. "For instance we have had autographed collectable pictures, autographed balls, etc. We had balls autographed by coaches Phil Fulmer and Pat Summitt."
   Bill Meade from WJCW will be there for his radio show and to interview some of the participants and winners.
   Any business that would like to participate is encouraged to call the Boys and Girls Club for information on placing entries. Sixteen winners from the top four in each flight will be the title holders.