Rochester Rotary to Host Annual Golf Outing and ‘The Great Golf Ball Drop’

Event raises money for local and global charity efforts through Rochester Rotary Charities; sponsorships still available

Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces the club will host its annual golf outing on Monday, August 17 at Pine Trace Golf Club in Rochester Hills. The club’s traditional ‘Great Golf Ball Drop’ will also take place during the outing.

Rochester Rotary Golf Outing 2014 -with Phil Lowman, Karen Lewis and Cynthia Andrews Photo credit: Rochester Rotary Club

Rochester Rotary Golf Outing 2014 – with Phil Lowman, Karen Lewis and Cynthia Andrews
Photo credit: Rochester Rotary Club

“The golf outing is an event the club looks forward to every year. The Great Golf Ball Drop has become a much anticipated golf outing tradition as well  As one of our largest fundraising events, this summer pastime and golf ball extravaganza help us support many local and global charitable efforts through Rochester Rotary Charities,” Alan McLellan, president of the Rochester Rotary Club said.

The golf outing begins with registration at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. played in four-person scramble teams. Tickets are $150 and include 18 holes of championship golf with cart, box lunch and beverages on the course, dinner and awards. A variety of sponsorships from $200 to $2,000 are available.

The Great Golf Ball Drop takes place at 12:30 p.m. on the 18th fairway. Tickets are available for $25 each or 5 for $100; the prize is $5,000 for the ball closest to the pin. Sponsors for the golf ball drop are Goldfish Swim Schools, Dillman & Upton, Franklin Title Agency and Eastman & Wozniak, M.D., P.C.

Pine Trace Golf Club is located at 3600 Pine Trace Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase golf outing or golf ball drop tickets, please contact Rochester Rotarian Don Robinson at

About Rochester Rotary
Celebrating 61 years as a club in 2015, Rochester Rotary is one of 34,000 member clubs of Rotary International, which has more than 1.2 million members and raises and disburses funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Monies are raised through social events and service projects organized by the club, ‘fines’ collected at Rochester Rotary meetings and gifts offered to the club through members and supporters.

The club welcomes new members who live or work in Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. For membership information, contact Jeff Whitbey at  Rochester Rotary meets each Tuesday at noon at the River Crest Banquet Hall on Avon Road and Livernois in Rochester Hills.  Learn more at

About Rotary International
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who hail from Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. Learn more at

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