Call it putting with a purpose.

Call it putting with a purpose.

The seventh annual Pub Golf Tour, which benefits the Village Singers, is known as a "BYOP" -- bring your own putter -- event.

The tour will be held six consecutive Tuesdays from Feb. 4 through March 11 at six local bars and restaurants: Germania; Hey Hey; Tara Hall, where the Ancient Order of Hibernians meet; Dempsey's; Jimmy V's; and Gresso's.

All tee times start at 5:30 p.m.

Wayne Owens, founder and general manager of the Village Singers, said more than 20 teams already have registered and others are encouraged to join.

Cost is $100 per team of four. Those wanting to join the tour can email Owens at

Owens said professionals of all kinds, from landscapers to web developers, compete on the tour.

"It's not only a good way to do something on a cold winter night in German Village, it's turned out to be a tremendous networking opportunity for professionals," Owens said.

"And that's one of the things I've been proud of is the networking that goes on."

Bars go all out in creating a challenging course, using sand traps, water hazards and other obstacles. Each team gets two chances.

"If you seen it on a golf course, you'll see it in one of these pubs," Owens said.

At the end of the tour, the team with the lowest score wins bragging rights, a trophy and bobblehead dolls.

Competition is high among participants, he said.

"We've never had any repeat winners," Owens said.

It is the first tour officially recognized as a fundraiser for the Singers, under a new campaign by the German Village Society which has asked all associated groups to join in collective marketing efforts to build brand identity for the Society.

The singers are heading into their 13th year and rehearsing for "Magic Moments," which will be performed May 3-4 at the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

Owens said it will include popular songs from the 1950s and '60s, featuring the work from artists such as the Mamas and the Papas, Beach Boys, Etta James, Fifth Dimension and Bobby Darin.

Interested singers of all vocal ranges and talent levels through February can simply show up at 7 p.m. each Monday at the German Village Meeting Haus.

Individual memberships are $25 per concert.

The Singers perform two concerts a year.