White lights lined the cart paths in the dark, blue surrounded the tee boxes, green spotted the edges of the fairways, red marked-off hazards and a glow stick protruded from the top of the pin.
It wasn’t an ordinary day on the links.
Some tee-times at Shadowood Golf course started after dusk Saturday.
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Shadowood conducted a glow-in-the-dark 9-holes golf event for the third time in course history.
Thirteen teams of six golfers — 78 players total — zipped around the course in golf carts decked-out in glow-sticks.
Players used LED golf balls, that would reset every 10 minutes after getting whacked, to manage the course.
Ryan Myers, co-owner of the course, said that the event has gained a lot of popularity each time they’ve held a session.
“It has been incredible,” Myers said. “The first year we did it (summer 2015), we had about seven teams. In May, we had a full field with nine teams. This summer we had so many people requesting to play that we had 13 teams.”
While most of the teams were made up of Jackson County locals, a handful of players made a trip down to Seymour.
The furthest group traveled from Noblesville, while there also were players from Columbus and the surrounding area.
For Seymour’s Greg Zabor, it was the first time he had played in the dark at Shadowood.
“I wanted to try something new,” Zabor said. “My daughter works out here and I’ve been out here a lot this summer. I thought it would be fun. I’ve played night golf once, about 15 years ago. The technology now is 10-times better.
“It’s just a good course. Ryan has done a great job here, and that’s another reason to come out. He has taken Shadowood to a new level. We just want to come out and support our local course.”
Before the event, Zabor joked that he needed to just believe in his shots since depth perception would be at a minimum.
Myers said that he plans on holding the event once per spring and summer, and that information will go out to the public weeks before the night outings.
“We get new faces every single time and everyone seems to want to come back,” he said. ‘In the future, we might have to do an entire 18-holes outing.
“It’s family event. A lot of couples come out and play and kids are welcome, too. Instead of going out for a movie on a Saturday night you get to go out and play golf.”