The Times West Virginian

Sports

October 24, 2013

Times gears up for ‘Spooktacular’ golf tourney

FAIRMONT — Superheroes are faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

And Tuesday they’ll show off the greatest power of all: the ability to hit greens in regulation.

The Times West Virginian is holding the Spooktacular Golf Scramble, a Halloween-themed golf tournament, at Green Hills Country Club on Oct. 29.

At the event, “Batgirl” and her trusty sidekick “Robyn” will be stationed at hole No. 6, a long par-4. For a $10 donation before the team hits or a $20 donation afterward, she will drive from the women’s tees.

The hole is just one of several opportunities golfers will have to improve their scores.

On the par-5 hole No. 15, the entire team can tee off from the red tees, cutting about 100 yards off the distance for a $20 donation. However, they will have to wear a Halloween mask to make it a little more interesting. Photo opportunities will be available at this hole.

The Bridgeport Annuity Exchange is sponsoring a hole-in-one challenge on hole No. 9, where golfers can make $10,000 on a single shot. It’s one of four hole-in-one challenges on the par-3s. Closest-to-the-hole prizes will also be awarded on par-3s.

Other prizes include a “double your money” challenge on hole No. 2 and a long-drive competition on hole No. 3. Throughout the course, golfers can also forget their scary shots with “Monster Mulligans.”

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Times West Virginian’s Newspapers in Education initiative, a program that supplies up to 21 schools with as many as 2,500 newspapers on Wednesdays.

Chuck Jessup, publisher at the Times West Virginian, said the goal of the NIE program is to promote literacy and engage younger readers.

“We want students to understand that a newspaper is beneficial to all ages, no matter if they are in elementary school, teenagers, college students or adults,” he said. “There’s something in the paper for everyone.”

At the conclusion of the tournament, the winning team will be presented with a trophy. In addition, each team member will receive a $100 Green Hills pro shop gift card. Second-place finishers will receive $50 gift cards, and third place will be awarded $25 gift cards. There will also be many more prizes for individuals to win, including a 50/50.

Registration for the Spooktacular Scramble begins at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost for the event is $200 per foursome and includes lunch, a cart and green fees. Only six spots remain, so call quickly to reserve your spot.

The Times has a handful of tee and hole sponsorships available. To become a sponsor or to sign up for the event, contact Toni Ricer at 304-367-2514 or via email at tricer@timeswv.com.

She will be checking her voice mail and email throughout the weekend, so leave a message if you would like to join in on the fun.

Email Mike DeFabo at mdefabo@timewv.com or follow on Twitter @MikeDeFaboTWV.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Big ‘I’ golf coming to Pete Dye

    The Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship will make its first trip to West Virginia when Pete Dye Golf Club hosts the 46th annual installment of the event Aug. 5-8.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charges against Smallwood dropped

    West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood took to Twitter mid-afternoon Tuesday to express his feelings after charges of witness intimidation against him were dropped by the state of Delaware.

    July 29, 2014

  • Return to Mountain State exciting for new sports writer

    When I packed my belongings out of my Morgantown apartment in May, fresh with a journalism degree from West Virginia University, I thought I had ended a chapter of my life and closed the book on my experience inside the great Mountain State forever.
    It wasn’t until I received a phone call back in my hometown of Canton, Ohio, from the Times West Virginian that the idea of a return to the area became a possibility. The opportunity to begin my professional career in an area that I’ve become comfortable with for the past several years was too good to pass by.

    July 29, 2014

  • Black Diamond.jpg Black Diamond Express looking to add elite players

     Travel sports are said to be the cream of the crop for young athletes.
    Generally, youth are selected to play on travel league teams based upon a heightened skill level or an ability that exceeds the everyday athlete.
    That’s what the Black Diamond Express softball team in Morgantown is looking for, along with a few new elite players.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers’ Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.

    July 28, 2014

  • All tickets claimed for LeBron’s homecoming show

    LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    July 28, 2014

  • FSU to hold Falcon Fantasy Camp

    Ever want to be a college football coach? Now you’ll have your chance thanks to Fairmont State University’s Falcon Fantasy Camp.

    July 28, 2014

  • Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust

    A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn’t negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares.

    July 28, 2014

  • Were Bowlsby’s fears about college athletics’ future justified?

    I have never met or even talked to Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.
    But I did read a lengthy story on his 45-minute address to reporters last week on Media Day in Dallas, Texas. Among other things, Bowlsby forecast a startling change threatening the existence of intercollegiate athletics as we have known for these many, many years.

    July 28, 2014

  • Steelers’ Wheaton eyeing chance after tough rookie year

    Markus Wheaton realizes the pressure is there, but he doesn’t mind.

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
NDN Sports
House Ads
Auto Racing Photos
Auto Racing Breaking News