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Hattiesburg Country Club Hosts Ray Guy Boy Scout Golf Tournament

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Hattiesburg Country Club plays host to a charity golf tournament that benefits the Boy Scouts of America.

"To all of the participants, and particularly to all the sponsors and those that are helping scouting - thank you very much, and let's enjoy a wonderful game of golf today."

That's the message of appreciation Pine Burr Area Council president Dave Dennis delivers to the 80 tournament participants.

"Our mission is to serve kids, help kids, and that's indeed what we're going to continue to do," says Dennis.

But the Boy Scouts of America get a little help from someone with a big heart, and a big leg.

"If my name draws somebody and draws a little bit more extra money then that's fine," says former Southern Miss punter Ray Guy.

The 38th annual Ray Guy Boy Scout Golf Tournament provides great satisfaction for the retired NFL punter.

"I don't get nothing out of it, except the satisfaction of seeing it raise money."

"It's very rewarding to take a real young Cub Scout, and watch him grow through the ranks of the different levels of scouting, and you finally see him walk up there and get his Eagle Scout, I think that's rewarding enough."

The Pine Burr Area Council engages scouts from the Gulf Coast, to the Alabama state line and as far west as Collins.

Dennis largely credits the tournament for making the organization's events possible.

"It is one of the events that helps sponsor scouting. It keeps scouting really in the mix of being able to do things for kids."

As for the golf tournament, Guy says one element of his punting game will always outdo his driving ability, no matter how old he gets.

"Old father time done kind of taken its toll on me, but I hit it straighter."

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