March 18, 2008

Support prep golf

Jill Westendorf follows the ball off the tee.
(photo by Gary Newman/copyright Redmond Spokesman)

Prep golf in Central Oregon is getting a big boost this spring from Eagle Crest. The resort is making its facilities available for a fundraiser for Central Oregon high school golf teams Saturday, April 12 when they will host a four-person scramble on the Resort Course. There will be a morning and an afternoon session (starting at 8:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m.) both will be with a shotgun start.
The golf teams hope to raise $20,000 for the boys and girls golf programs at Redmond, Bend, Mountain View, Madras and Summit High Schools.
"Teams have to raise all their funds and it's a challenge for them," said Redmond boys coach Ron Buerger. "I think this has a chance to bring a lot of attention to the sport and expose the fact that there aren't any dedicated funds. We really need to support these programs."
The goal is to raise $2,000 for each boys and girls program at the participating schools.
The funds will go toward uniforms, golf bags umbrellas and other team needs, Buerger said.
Cost for participating in the tournament is $75 per person or $300 per foursome. The cost includes golf, golf carts, unlimited range balls and lunch.
Prizes include rounds of golf awarded to the top three teams in each tournament as well as prizes for long drives and KPs.
For more information contact Rusty Clemons 383-6290, Candace Brink 504-2315 or Dan Hiatt 771-8898.

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