FARMINGTON – Plans are under way for the second annual 2C Golf Tournament to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Sandy River Golf Course, Farmington Falls.

The tournament, which will benefit the Zone Youth Center in Phillips, will be held rain or shine. The youth center provides a safe place for Phillips, Avon and Madrid youth in grades six to 12 during nonschool hours.

The “2C ” refers to two types of children golfers – beginner and skilled. A beginner may be ages 5 to 15. A skilled child is someone who has played the game a lot. Winona Davenport and Sandy River Golf Course owners and employees will determine the skill level of a child if there is a need to make a judgment.

Each team of four must have one adult and one skilled child with two beginners or two adults with two beginners.

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

Adults or skilled children will tee off from the white tees and play the course as a par 3 or par 4. Beginning will tee off 100 yards back from the pin or at another place specified that day and will have a personal par that is double the course par. Some intermediate children who normally tee off from the white tee will continue to do so but will play the hole double (par 6 or par 8).

Adults and skilled golfers are encouraged to offer advice and assistance to beginners. Cost will be $10 a person.

For more information or to register, contact the Sandy River Golf Course at 778-2492 or Winona Davenport at 639-4296 or write to PO Box 77, Phillips ME 04966.


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