Golf season getting in gear: Don't miss out on area's scrambles, clinics, events



Proceeds from one upcoming golf event will help youth with disabilities, while another will provide nursing scholarships. But not all golf activities are fundraisers.

Here’s a sample of events and activities golfers can take part in:

 

Nick Personett Memorial Golf Scramble

Delta Delta chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Inc. is sponsoring the 12th annual Nick Personett Memorial Golf Scramble on Sunday at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour.

Lunch is at noon in the pavilion, and there will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start for golf. Cost is $55 per person ($220 per team) and includes green fees, a cart and snacks.

Proceeds will benefit Camp Riley, a summer camp for youth with physical disabilities located at Bradford Woods in Martinsville. Personett was a longtime camper at Camp Riley and resident of Seymour. He passed away in 2004 at age 17. Delta Delta sponsored him at camp for several years.

Monetary donations, which are tax deductible, also will be accepted.

Information: Mary Hougland at 812-528-3268

 

Two Guys Golf series of 2-person scrambles

Two Guys Golf LLP is a new golf company organizing a series of two-person scramble events at area golf courses.

The 10-tournament series starts Sunday at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus. Each tournament will have a point format that will accumulate to the finale on Aug. 10 at Belterra Casino and Golf Resort in Florence.

Golfers in each tournament will compete for first- and second-place prizes along with closest to the pin and skin pot prizes. Entry in each tournament is $170 per team. Skin pot and closest to the pin awards are included in the entry fee.

Other courses on the tour are Shadowood in Seymour (11 a.m., May 4), Otis Park in Bedford (noon, May 18), Timbergate in Edinburgh (noon, June 1), Jeffersonville Elks in Jeffersonville (1 p.m., June 8), Heartland Crossing in Camby (noon, June 22), The Legends in Franklin (noon, July 13), Covered Bridge in Sellersburg (noon, July 27) and Rising Star Casino and Golf in Rising Sun (11:45 a.m., Aug. 9).

The idea behind the tournaments is for two friends to have fun, compete, meet other golfers and win prizes. A golfer does not have to play in all 10 events to win the prizes for the finale, but it can be an advantage to play in all of them.

Information: twoguysgolf.com, Facebook, Rex Meyer at 812-530-9789 or Rick Burton at 812-216-4056

 

Thursday Morning Golf Scrambles

The Seymour Parks and Recreation Department and Seymour Country Club are joining forces to offer Thursday Morning Golf Scrambles.

Play begins at 9 a.m. May 8 and is open to men and women. A two-player scramble format will be followed.

Cost is $12.95 for nine holes with a cart.

Information: Seymour Country Club at 812-522-3495

 

Beginner Golf Clinics

Beginner Golf Clinics will be offered by Seymour Parks and Recreation Department and Seymour Country Club.

Clinics are open to men and women and will start May 21. Morning and evening sessions are available.

Cost is $60 for the five-week clinic, and class size is limited to 16 golfers.

Jim Ward, a PGA professional with more than

30 years of experience, will cover rules of golf, putting, chipping, full swing and on-course instruction.

Information: Seymour Country Club at 812-522-3495

 

Dr. Bud Charity Golf Tournament

The 34th annual Dr. Bud Charity Golf Tournament is set for June 25 at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour.

There will be 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. tee times. Lunch, donated by AVI Foodsystems Inc., will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the pavilion. Awards will be at 6 p.m. in the pavilion.

Cost is $450 for a corporate team of four players and $75 for individual entry. Teams can consist of all men, all women or a combination. The entry deadline is June 20.

Sponsorships also are available. Cart sponsors are $750, hole sponsors are $500, and food and beverage sponsors are $250. There also will be prizes for a hole-in-one on five different holes.

All proceeds from the golf scramble will provide scholarships for registered nursing students in Jackson, Jennings, Scott and Washington counties.

The Dr. Bud Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. H.P. “Bud” Graessle. Born in 1893 in Seymour, Graessle was a practicing physician and surgeon for 53 years until his retirement in 1971. He died in 1977.

To date, nearly $373,000 has been awarded in registered nursing scholarships. In 2013, 24 registered nursing students received scholarships.

Information: Vickie Gilbert at 812-522-0107 or vgilbert@schneckmed.org

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