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It’s a shame the Clinton High School Athletic Booster Club’s annual golf tournament at Musgrove Mill Golf Club won’t be held this year.

Director Buddy Bridges said the fundraiser builds camaraderie and “come together” as Red Devils.

The Booster Club has reluctantly had to cancel its biggest fundraiser and signature event. The tournament is typically a kickoff for the new school year and its athletic seasons.

The Booster Club hosts many events – among them, “Meet the Devils,” season awards banquets and senior nights for each sport.

We work hard to be an all-sports booster club and promote, acknowledge, award and support all of our teams, coaches and student-athletes,” Bridges said.

Musgrove Mill has been a generous partner with the club, but the resumption of play has left the course on the banks of the Enoree River with a backlog of events and no place to work the tournament into its schedule. Social-distancing requirements and uncertainty are also considerations.

The loss of the annual get-together means that the Booster Club must rely more heavily on memberships and sponsorships.

Austin Johnson directs the tournament every year.

This decision is one we regret to have to make,” Johnson said, “but right now is when we would be calling and selling sponsorships and raising funds. It is close to impossible to raise money for a tournament that you just cannot schedule or see when you will be able to schedule.”

There are just too many unknowns,” Bridges added.

With all that said, hopefully, in July of 2021, we can host the biggest and best golf tournament that we’ve had to date,” Johnson said in conclusion.