LIBERTY, INDIANA — Sixteen women and 72 men participated in the 47th annual Camden Day Golf Outing, Thursday, July 17, at the Liberty Country Club in Liberty, Indiana.
Judy Michael said the outing began when men from Camden would come out to Liberty to golf because their businesses were closed on Thursday afternoons.
Judy Michael said for all 47 years, the outing has taken place at the Liberty Country Club.
“I don’t see it ever being held anywhere else,” Judy Michael said.
Brandi Michael said it’s a day to see Camden residents get together.
The women started at 8 a.m. and shot nine holes. The men began at 11:30 a.m. and shot 18 holes.
After the men finished golfing, everyone had dinner, and awards were presented. Awards included first, second and third place and longest drive, among others. There were also some raffles.
Judy Michael said the outing is played with best ball scramble rules and said participants don’t have to be great golfers to play.
“As long as you can hold a club and hit a ball,” Brandi Michael said. “It’s a great time. It’s an all-day event.”
Lifelong Camden resident Jeff Brown said he came out to play because it’s tradition. This is his 18th year participating in the outing.
Dave Turner has been involved with the golf outing for 32 years and said he enjoys coming because he gets to see people he knew from school. He said the outing has camaraderie, golf and beautiful weather.
Judy Michael said it usually very hot when the men start playing but said many of the men said the weather this year was the best they ever had.
“This year was perfect for it,” Judy Michael said. “It’s a beautiful course.”