GOLF: Family lessons set at Sunland

Events continue after Labor Day

GOLF SEASON DOESN’T end when the calendar edges past Labor Day on the North Olympic Peninsula. A steady stream of golf events continues this weekend, headlined by the debut of a Family Night Instruction Program at Sunland Golf & Country Club in Sequim on Friday.

Sunland head pro Frederick Green will lead the four-week program, which will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 2.

Green will cover the basic fundamentals of the game with a week-by-week focus on putting, chipping, irons and woods play, and full swing training.

The training is designed for family groups, with on-course play available after instruction.

Sunland will follow state health and safety precautions during instruction.

The cost is $129 per adult or $199 per couple, with juniors ages 18 or younger free per paying adult.

To register, call the Sunland Golf Shop at 360-683-6800, ext. 12, or email fgreen@sunlandgolf.com.

Knights of Columbus tournament

Sunland will host the Knights of Columbus Charity Tournament on Saturday, with tee times starting at 8 a.m.

The four-person scramble is open to the community and has men’s, women’s and mixed divisions.

Cost is $35 for Sunland members, $55 for non-members. The fee includes green fees and contests; carts will be available.

For more information, contact Fritz Field at 360-797-1275 or fhfjaf@msn.com.

Swinging Fore the Arts

Fresh off the topping-off ceremony for the final beam of the Field Arts & Events Hall under construction in downtown Port Angeles comes Saturday’s Swinging Fore the Arts golf tournament at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim.

The four-person, scramble-format event will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The cost is $125 per person, $450 per team, and it includes green fees, cart use, range balls, a boxed deli lunch and two drink tickets.

Participants also will have an opportunity to sink a hole-in-one and win a car from Wilder Auto.

All proceeds and donations will go directly toward the construction of Field Arts & Events Hall. The $34 million project will have a 500-seat auditorium and 300-seat conference center.

SkyRidge scramble

SkyRidge Golf Course in Sequim will hold its Summer 3-Person Scramble on Saturday with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Teams must use three drives and three second shots for each player across the 18-hole event.

The cost is $35 per player ($105 per team) and includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, KPs and a long putt entry.

Carts are available for $15 per seat, and an optional honey pot is an extra $20 per player.

To register, call SkyRidge at 360-683-3673.

Black fundraiser

The inaugural Mitch Black Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sunday at Port Ludlow Golf Course. Black, a longtime Chimacum High School teacher and founder and coach of the school’s golf team for nearly 40 years, died in late May.

A scholarship fund in Black’s name was set up through The Friends of Chimacum Schools Education Foundation. Donations can be made in Black’s name at focsef.org.

The 18-hole event has a four-person scramble format. Tee times are likely to be in the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. range.

The cost is $100 per player, $400 per team, and it includes green fees, cart use, lunch and on-course competitions.

Mulligans will be available for $5. All proceeds will go toward Black’s scholarship fund.

To register, call Port Ludlow at 360-437-0272 or email assistant pro Adam Barrows at abarrows@portludlowresort.com.

Driving in the Dark

Port Townsend Golf Club will host Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary’s 16th annual Driving in the Dark glow golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The five-person, scramble-format event includes nine holes played in daylight with regular golf balls on the back nine, then nine more holes on the front nine with glow golf gear after dark.

The cost is $65 per person and includes a putting contest. Glow golf equipment will be provided.

For more information, call the Port Townsend Golf Club at 360-385-4547 or email tournament organizers at sidandrita@yahoo.com.

Walls holes out

Mike Walls of Silverdale sank his second career hole-in-one on Aug. 13 at The Cedars at Dungeness. He used a 9-iron on the 145-yard eighth hole. Jim Triggs of Gig Harbor witnessed the feat.

Nelson sinks ace

Ron Nelson hit a hole-in-one at Dungeness Meadows’ sixth hole on Aug. 27, using a 5-wood. Kris Lether of Sequim witnessed the shot.

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Sports reporter Michael Carman can be contacted at 360-406-0674 or at mcarman@peninsuladailynews.com.

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