GOLF: Olympic Peninsula YMCA benefit tourney in September

FORE THE KIDS, a golf tournament benefit for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim.

The format is a four-person scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Those without teams will be placed on a team by event organizers.

Entries are $100 per person ($65 for Cedars members) and include green fees, cart, a swag bag, a boxed lunch and appetizers.

The day will include course contests, a hole-in-one prize for a new Toyota donated by Wilder Auto, a drawing for Seahawks tickets and a Pendleton blanket donated by Necessities & Temptations.

Payment is due no later than Sept. 17. Send check to: YMCA of Port Angeles, 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles, Washington 98362; or, register at www.olympicpeninsulaymca.org/golftournament.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s Member Support Fund to provide financial assistance to individuals, families and children in need.

Short game clinic

A short game clinic hosted by Cedars PGA Pros Bill Shea and Garrett Smithson will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Attendees will receive 90 minutes of expert short game instruction that will help in all critical situations — chips, pitches, flops and more.

Every attendee also will receive a new Cleveland wedge and a cocktail.

Price is $150 per person.

Register through the pro shop at 360-683-6344.

Fall Shotgun set at Peninsula

Peninsula Golf Club will host its 40th annual Fall Shotgun Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2.

The format is two-person best ball using half of a team’s combined handicap. The maximum handicap is 36 for men and women and a differential of up to eight strokes will be allowed. There will be men’s and women’s divisions.

The Spring Shotgun boasted a full field of 108 players, so Peninsula head pro Chad Wagner is hoping to fill up the fall with another full field.

A total prize pool of $13,000 worth of merchandise will be available for a full field.

“The tournament includes food, drink tickets, a practice round for players and spouses, an amazing tee prize, increased payouts and a package from 7 Cedars Casino,” Wagner said.

All players will get a shot at a KP on the full swing golf simulator.

A barbecue lunch will be served both days of play.

Cost is $260 per team.

The fun begins with a team auction (Calcutta) and hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.

Tee times are 8:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., so if you tee off in the morning on day one, you’ll play in the afternoon on day two.

To sign up, phone Peninsula at 360-457-6501.

Hole-in-one

Peninsula member Bud Frazer of Port Angeles recorded his second career ace Monday while playing Peninsula’ 165-yard par-3 17th hole.

Fraser used his 6-iron and a Callaway ball to record the feat.

The shot was witnessed by Al Osterberg and Larry Aullid.

Aughtry ace

Sequim’s Scott Aughtry sank his first ever hole-in-one July 16, holing out on the 147-yard par-3 fourth hole.

Aughtry used his 9-iron and a Srixon Z Star XV ball on the shot.

It was witnessed by Glenn Songer and Robin Read, both of Port Angeles.

Disco Bay specials

Through Sunday, groups of three or more can receive 20 percent off green fees by mentioning this special at check-in.

Discovery Bay also is offering unlimited golf through the rest of 2018 for $375, five months of golf for a quarter of the course’s annual rate.

Players also can take advantage of super twilight rates of $12 every day after 4 p.m.

And the course’s $125 Players Club provides 20 percent off every green fee for a year from date of purchase. Play more and save more.

Summer is rapidly coming to a close, but any junior golfer with a current 2018 GHIN card can play Discovery Bay for $5 through the Washington State Golf Association’s Youth on Course program.

And today is the last day to enter the course’s PGA Championship pool. Turn in entries to the golf shop.

Sign up by Friday

Registration is due Friday for the seventh annual Dove House Golf Benefit at Port Ludlow Golf Course at noon Saturday, Aug. 17.

Sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Boeing Bluebills, the tournament raises funds for Dove House, a Jefferson County-based nonprofit provider of support services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.

The four-person scramble format event has fees of $100 for the public, $55 for Port Ludlow Golf Course members.

Sign up at the Port Ludlow pro shop or phone 360-437-0272 by Aug. 10.

For more information on the tournament, call Myron Vogt at 360-437-4055 or Barbara Berthiaume at 360-437-0423.

Drive for the Cure

Sunland Golf and Country Club is hosting its annual Drive for the Cure golf tournament and luncheon fundraiser for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation on Saturday, Sept, 15.

All funds raised outside of the golf and luncheon expenses will be given to the Olympic Medical Center Foundation to provide area women with mammograms when they do not have insurance or the means to pay for the procedure.

An anonymous Sunland donor will match funds raised at a rate of $1 for every $3 up to last year’s total of $4,650 and $1 for every $1 raised over that amount. Including the donor match, Sunland donated $6,800 in 2017.

The game is a modified scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start for 18 holes of play and an 11 a.m. start time for those wishing to play nine holes.

Men and women may sign up as a team of four or sign up individually and the pro shop will make up teams.

Mixed teams of men and women are welcome.

Costs are $65 for 18 holes and $50 for nine holes with lunch and a Mulligan/Magic Putt included.

Cart rental is $16 per seat for 18 holes and $10 per seat for nine holes.

Non-golfers are encouraged to attend the luncheon which starts at 1:30 p.m. for $20.

Additional fundraising avenues at the event will include a putting contest, raffles for gift baskets and additional donations.

Please make checks out to OMC (Olympic Medical Center) Foundation.

Cash and check donations can be brought to the Sunland Pro Shop the day of the event.

Sign up to play by noon Monday, Sept. 10.

For more information, call Cheryl Coulter at 360-681-2796.

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Sports reporter/columnist Michael Carman can be contacted at 360-417-3525 or [email protected]

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