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Golf tournament scheduled

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Commonwealth-sponsored golf tournament is scheduled to be held Nov. 4 at the Marshallia Ranch Golf Club here as a gesture of appreciation towards the men and women of Vandenberg.

This event, named as the ACGU (4-Eyes Wide) Open, is being organized by members of the Canadian, Australian and British Air Forces as a gesture to Vandenberg and is intended to thank the numerous units on base for the outstanding hospitality and support extended to their personnel and families.

"Organizing this event is a small gesture of appreciation for making our personnel and their families feel welcome while thousands of miles away from their homeland," said Royal Canadian Air Force Maj. Cameron Lowdon, tournament organizer. "This fun event will be a four-person scramble which accommodates all levels of golfers. We intend to make this the most memorable on-base tournament of the year by making it affordable for all base personnel to participate while still offering some nice prizes for the day."

While prices at press time were not established, the intent is to have participants pay for only their green fee costs. The goal of the organizers is to make this event affordable for the young Airmen who normally find these events just a little too expensive. Generous local sponsorship will help the event achieve this goal.

Intended for all Vandenberg personnel, both military and civilian, the field is limited to 36 teams and the entry fee will cover the meal, carts, green fees and numerous prizes. In addition, festive Commonwealth hospitality will be prevalent throughout the entire day. Interested players may submit a team or sign up individually through Maj. Cameron Lowdon at or 805-606-4142.