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South Georgia Classic tournament boosting Valdosta's economy

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta Lowndes County area is gearing up for a big economic boost in the form of a golf tournament May 1st-May 4th.
 
The 8th annual South Georgia Classic tournament is set to get underway on Thursday at Kinderlou Forest Country Club. More than 150 golfers and their caddies and even more spectators will be eating, sleeping, and shopping in Valdosta.
 
 
"We've got 156 players comin' into town that need a place to stay. We've got 156 caddies that come along with them that need a place to stay," explained Tournament Director Joerdan Simpson. "Families, people just comin' up from Tallahassee and Jacksonville and all over the place; comin' down from Atlanta."
 
The tournament tee's off at 7 a.m. Thursday and runs through Sunday. Tickets are $5 dollars and can be purchased at the entrance to Kinderlou, with the proceeds going to local charities.

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