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PHOENIXVILLE - The Chester County Police Chiefs Association are hosting their 20th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, starting at 11 a.m.

The tournament will take place at the Pickering Golf Club, located at 450 South White Horse Road, Phoenixville.

According to East Pikeland Police Chief Jim Franciscus, tournament coordinator, over 100 golfers have signed up for this year's tournament.

"We've already exceeded last year's total," said Franciscus. "We have a lot of golfers returning from last year, and some that haven't joined us in the past."

Franciscus said the cost is $95 per person, which includes carts, greens fees, one-hour open bar and dinner on the deck at the Desmond Hotel, 1 Liberty Boulevard, Malvern.

"This tournament is the association's main fundraiser of the year," he said. "It benefits law enforcement in Chester County through training programs. We research various training programs for our officers to participate in, so they may better protect and serve their respective areas."

Franciscus said the range at the Pickering Golf Club, opens at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served there at noon, and golf will begin at 1 p.m. The format will be a four-man scramble better ball.

"Along with a great day of golf, we'll be giving away numerous prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and much more," said Franciscus. "There will be trophies for first place, second place and third place teams."

Noting that this'll be his second time at Pickering, Franciscus said the first time he played there was enjoyable.

"It's a nice course to play on," he said. "It's in very good shape, but to warn the other golfers, it isn't an easy course. You're either playing uphill or downhill. I'm looking forward to playing there again."

For more information and/or individuals interested in signing up for the tournament, contact Franciscus at (610) 935-0606.

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