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Golf Outing Gives Back to Course Volunteers

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With the extended Labor Day weekend, some are taking of advantage of it by sleeping in or getting some extra house cleaning done. For a few volunteer workers at Bluefield Elks Golf Course, they are spending the day back at the job - not to clock in, but to tee off.

"Everybody up here takes a part and takes care of the golf course," said David Moore, Bluefield Elks Golf Course committee chairman. "I just can't say enough of the guys that come out and keep the fairways cut to keep the golf course in shape. They just go above and beyond."

All proceeds from their Labor Day Scramble on Sunday will go to the 35 volunteers who donate their time to preserving the landscaping beauty of the century-old course. The beautiful greens have golfers new and old returning for more.

"People that haven't played up here in years have come back again and again," Moore said.

It's all because of a few men that have kept the course above par.

"[It is] a small way of saying thank you to all these guys that do what they do," Moore said.

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