PENINSULA GOLF CLUB’s 41st annual Fall Shotgun Invitational will be held at the Port Angeles course Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.
Head pro Chad Wagner is looking for a few more two-player teams to play in the tournament, which will open Friday, Aug. 30, with hors d’oeuvres at the clubhouse at 7 p.m.
Players will tee off in an 8:30 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. shotgun start (with tee times reversed each day) for Saturday and Sunday rounds.
The format is two-person best ball with half combined handicap and there is a max handicap of 36 for all.
Teams can have up to an eight-stroke differential in handicap between players.
A $13,500 merchandise prize pool will be available based on a full field of 108 teams, which Wagner described as some of the best payouts in the state.
Players also will receive a shot at a KP on the full swing simulator, a practice round with spouse, tee prizes, a shot at a cash KP, lunch, drink tickets and a play and dining voucher from 7 Cedars Casino.
The cost to register is $260 per team.
For more information, call 360-457-6501.
It’s time for the Pacific Northwest to play host to big-time tour golf over the next two weeks as the PGA Champions Tour and LPGA Tour visit the area.
PGA Champions Tour players will tee it up at the 15th Boeing Classic at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge from Friday through Sunday.
There will be some new faces in Snoqualmie this time around as Hall of Famer Davis Love III, 55, who won 21 times on the PGA Tour and is a two-time Ryder Cup captain, will play the event for the first time. Another new face is two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, 50, who went into the Hall of Fame this year.
Fan favorite John Daly is expected back for the first time since playing the Boeing Classic as a Champions Tour rookie in 2016.
Bernhard Langer, who has won the event twice in 2010 and 2016, also will play.
Hometown favorite Freddie Couples, 59, will seek his first Boeing Classic victory, he has finished third three times.
Also new this year: a fleet of food trucks will offer up a number of different food stuffs in the clubhouse parking lot.
And don’t forget: the Boeing jet flyover that opens the tournament is set for 11:20 a.m. Friday.
For more information, visit boeingclassic.com.
The LPGA Tour will visit Portland next week when the Portland Classic is held on the Macan Course at Columbia Edgewater Country Club Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 1.
For more information, visit portlandclassic.com.
Fore the Kids
Golfers can enjoy a day out on the course while helping to support local youth, teens and families at the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s 2nd annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament at The Cedars at Dungeness on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The four-person scramble format event has a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Entry fees are $100 per player and include green fees, cart use, a boxed lunch and heavy appetizers.
On-course contests are planned, along with a shot at a hole-in-one prize.
Players also will receive a polo shirt and swag bag. Drawings for prizes like Seahawks tickets and a one-year YMCA membership also are planned.
Registration is open through Sept. 16.
To get in the game, call the Cedars pro shop at 360-582-4900 or stop by the course.
Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s Member Support Fund to provide financial assistance to individuals, families and children in need.
Trey Green Guild benefit
The 10th annual Trey Green Guild Golf Tournament, a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital, will be held at Cedars at Dungeness on Sept. 13.
Check-in for the four-person scramble format event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Entry fees are $100 per person or $400 per team. Mulligans also can be purchased for $40 per team.
Green fees, cart, range balls, tee prizes and food stations are included in the fee.
On-course contests include a closest to the pin challenge with the winner earning a car, a $10,000 hole-in-one contest (split with Guild), straight drive and long drive challenges and a chance to hit a boat on the 17th hole.
After the round, a golf ball drop from a ladder truck will be conducted by members of Clallam County Fire District 3. Golf balls are $10 apiece and the three closest balls to the pin will win cash.
The fun event sells out every year, so call Cedars at 360-683-6344 soon.
Save the date
Sunland’s Women’s Golf Association also will host the annual Drive for the Cure golf tournament and luncheon, a benefit for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Proceeds go toward breast screening and diagnostic services for men and women on the Olympic Peninsula.
The tournament, a modified scramble format event, will offer 18-hole and nine-hole events.
The 18-hole tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $65 for non-members, which includes green fees, range balls, a mulligan and a magic putt. Carts are $16 per seat for the 18-hole event.
An 11 a.m. shotgun start is planned for nine-hole players. The cost is $50 for non-members and there is a $10 per seat cart rental fee.
The luncheon follows play at 1:30 p.m.
RSVP by Sept. 7.
For more information, call Cheryl Coulter at 360-681-2796.