Children invited to golf in tourney


FARMINGTON – The fourth annual 2C benefit golf tournament is being planned, and registration and sponsor letters have been sent to past participants. The tournament will be held, rain or shine, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Sandy River Golf Course in Farmington Falls.

The tournament proceeds will benefit the Zone Youth Center in Phillips. The Zone provides a safe place for Phillips, Avon and Madrid youth in grades six to 12 during non school hours.

The 2C refers to two types of children golfers: beginner and intermediate, who may be from age 5 to 15. Skilled players will be chosen to participate at the adult level. Each team of four must have one adult or skilled child with two beginners or two adults with two beginners.

The purpose of the tournament is to give the beginners a chance to see if they like the competitive sport and to give the skilled child the chance to become a role model for the younger player. It involves showing by example how to handle themselves on the course, including honest score keeping, verbal conduct, care of the course, and basic good sportsmanship.

Adults and skilled will tee off from the white tees and play the course as par three or par four. Beginners will tee off from 100 yards back from the pin and play as a par six or par eight.

Intermediate will tee off from the regular tees and score as par three and par four. Adult and skilled golfers may offer advice to beginners. Cost will be $10 a person. A small lunch will be provided following the tournament and awards presentation.

For more information, contact Winona Davenport, 639-4296. Registration forms may be picked up at the Sandy River Golf Course.