SIMS CAPTURES SOUTHWEST CROWN USGTF Southwest Region director Bruce Sims hosted the region championship this past May 14-15, and decided that as long as he was putting on the event, he might as well win it, too. Sims fired rounds of 77-67 – 144 to cruise to a 6-stroke victory over Ken Kim. Leading  by one after the first round, Sims played spectacular golf in distancing himself from his closest pursuers. Sim fired rounds of 78-72 – 150 to finish as runner-up, while D.B. Merrill took home third with 78-80 – 158. Thirteen players teed it up at Ridgeview Ranch in Plano, Texas. According to Sims, “The tournament was a big success this year. The weather was very good and that was one reason we moved it to May. We had our dinner Friday night and talked about promoting the game. We are looking at having another tournament in August in Houston. I want to say a big ‘thank you’ for all that participated.” USGTF SOUTHEAST REGION The USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held July 30-31 at GlenLakes Country Club, a private Ron Garl-designed layout always in great condition, in Weeki Wachee, Florida. The event is open to all USGTF and WGTF members, regardless of residence. Tee assignments based on age and gender. A guaranteed purse of $1,000 is assured with 12 entrants. The entry fee is $175. To enter, please send a check payable to the USGTF, 1295 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952, or enter by phone at (888) 346-3290. A 3% surcharge will be added to all credit/debit card entries. For more information, please e-mail region director Mike Stevens at USGTF CENTRAL REGION The USGTF Central Region Championship will be held Sunday and Monday, August 7-8, at Lake Forest Golf Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The tournament is open to all WGTF members in good standing. The format will be 36-hole stroke play, with different divisions and tee assignments based on age and gender. The entry fee is $199, and the deadline is Friday, July 29. Practice rounds are available at a discounted rate on Saturday, August 6. The recommended hotel is the Holiday Inn & Suites, which is offering a discounted rate. For more information, please contact Central Region director Brent Davies at (248) 701-6843 . To enter, make checks payable to Brent Davies, 5223 Parview Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346. USGTF NORTHEAST REGION The 2016 Northeast Region Championship will be held Thursday, July 21 at the Mercer Oaks West Course in West Windsor, New Jersey, near Trenton. The entry fee is $165 and play will commence at 12:00 noon. The event is open to all USGTF and WGTF members in good standing. For more information, contact the Mercer County Golf Academy at (609) 520-0040 or e-mail region director Bob Corbo at    
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