The Optimist Club of Carlsbad will be holding their 17th Annual “Carl Tillinghast” Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 23. This event will be held at El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA. An outdoor lunch of grilled hamburgers, chicken and sausages with the trimmings will be served starting at 11 a.m. before the start of the tournament. After the round, there are prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one, low gross and low net. There will be numerous raffle baskets and plenty of silent auction items. The Optimist Club also sponsors two foursomes of Marines from Camp Pendleton and a foursome of Special Olympians to join in this annual event. All proceeds from the tournament go towards helping the children of North San Diego County. For further information call Rich Busby at 760-304-0006 or email at