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Tokatee Scramble will benefit clinic

Golfers at TokateeRAINBOW: The second annual Tokatee Scramble, a golf tournament benefiting the McKenzie River Medical Clinic, will take place on Sunday, August 25th, a week before Labor Day weekend. The annual event’s date has been moved up to late summer instead of fall, so more summer visitors can participate. Tokatee Golf Club, on the McKenzie Highway in Rainbow, is hosting the tournament.

Registration fees are $75 per person, or $300 per four-person team (the same as last year) and include an 18-hole round of golf, cart, range balls, dinner, complimentary raffle tickets, and beverage. All levels of golfers can play, and prizes will be given in beginner, intermediate, and advanced categories. In a golf scramble, each player in a team tees off on each hole, and the team’s best tee shot is selected as the spot where all team members then play their second shots, and so forth. The fun format keeps all teams moving along briskly.

Jim Baker, president of the clinic’s board of directors, invites people to, “Come play and have a wonderful time, knowing that all the while you’re helping to support the oldest rural medical clinic in Oregon.”

With costs of medical treatment on the rise and reimbursement payments from Medicare and private insurance companies on the decline, the nonprofit McKenzie River Medical Clinic is reaching out to the community for its continued support. The Tokatee Scramble is a major contributor to the Clinic’s annual budget.

Registration forms for the benefit are available at the Tokatee clubhouse, and at the web site, Tournament play starts at twelve noon with a shotgun signal; show up between 10:30 a.m. and noon to register, warm up, and get a golf cart.

Image above: Golfers will be “scrambling” at the Tokatee Golf Club this weekend as they compete in a new annual event.


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