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Though they often happen just by chance, rare is the time when shots in the dark are considered standard operating procedure in the game of golf.

Consider this then, one of those rare opportunities.

Coming courtesy of the Mooresville Civitans civic club, shots hit into darkness will be part of the game plan later this month with the staging of the third annual Mooresville Civitan Charity Twilight Golf Tournament.

With pre-registration reaching its fever pitch as of this week, play in the event is slated to take place Sept. 20, doing so once again at the Mooresville Golf Club.

The deadline for sign-ups is set for Wednesday. All others still wishing to play may be placed on a waiting list and added to the roster if space allows.

The Civitans are seeking in the neighborhood of 60 teams for play.

Cost of participating is $100 per player and $400 for complete four-player teams. The fee covers all golf-related expenses including greens feee, use of a golf cart, use of the driving range and practice putting greens as well as a dinner, a player goody bag and two glow-in-the-dark golf balls.

Play in the affair will feature a 4:30 p.m. shotgun start for the entire field. All golfers will play the first nine holes during daylight hours. Play will then be suspended for the catered dinner for all. The field will then return to the course for the final nine holes that will be played in the dark.

Making the attraction player friend, format for play will follow the familiar captain’s choice procedure. Under this playing process, each shot is made from the best result of each previous shot. Low scores are traditionally rule rather than the exception.

All proceeds realized from the charitable event will benefit the Lake Norman Special Olympics, HealthReach Community Clinic, Mooresville Christian Mission, Mooresville Soup Kitchen and Victory Junction Camp.

For additional details, all interested are urged to call 704-799-6409 and/or visit online at www.mooresvillecivitanclub.org/twilight-golf-tournament .

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