Cherokee Run Golf Club- Conyers, GA
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
The North Georgia Live Steamers (NGLS) will be holding its 3rd annual “Full Steam Ahead” golf tournament on Wednesday, September 25 at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers. NGLS promotes the live steam hobby and constructs scale steam engines, diesel locomotives and railroad equipment that you can ride on. For the past four years the club members and volunteers have been constructing a railroad near the steeple chase grounds at 1632 Centenial Olympic Parkway (across from Hawthorn Suites.)
The tournament entry fee is $300 for a four-person team or $75.00 per person. The fee includes cart, bucket of balls, greens fees and a buffet lunch. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward the costs of finalizing first phase construction of the railroad with is scheduled for its Grand Opening, on Saturday , November 2.
The Conyers and Hightower Trail Railroad provides an interesting ride on over 6000 feet track that runs through wooded and grassy areas. The railroad has over 50 switches, an hydraulic loading rack and 5 steaming bays. The track recently hosted a bus load of visitors who were in Atlanta participating in the National Model Railway Association convention.“We are so excited about showing off our railroad to the community,” said Norm Wizner, NGLS President. “A successful golf tournament will allow us to put the finishing touches on phase one of construction and allow us to begin to schedule regular public run days.” But we need teams and sponsors to help us make that possible. Cherokee Run Golf Club is an 18-hole championship 72 par coure designed by the Arnold Palmer Design Group. It has a 142 slope, 7016 yards and a 75.1 rating that provides for a challenging golf experience. Information on the railroad, the tournament and registration forms can be found on the NGLSwebsite: www.northgeorgialivesteamers.org. NGLS is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of railroad education and history. Donations are tax deductible. For additional information contact LaVay Sheldon, NGLS Golf Tournament Coordinator. (404) 861-4418 •email@example.com.