Golf events in full play
Golfing opportunities are mounting at Desert Peaks, the nine-hole course near the Jefferson County airport.
One event is happening Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, in connection with the Town Party. A two-man best ball tournament, augmented by a tailgate party -- intended to be an annual event in the future -- is taking registrations now. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, June 18. Carts will be available to teams calling 475-6368 early enough to reserve them.
There will be a nine-round practice round on Friday available as part of the $60 per team entry fee. Included in that fee will be doughnuts and coffee, tee prizes, plus awards for closest-to-the-pin and long drive both days. A Calcutta will be offered for $20 per team for those who are so inclined.
Each team's players handicaps must be within eight strokes of each other. Both net and gross scores will be used to award prizes.
More competition is planned for June 29 at Desert Peaks. That is when the first in a series of three "Dog Eat Dog" scramble tournaments will be played.
Four-player teams are invited to invest $30 toward a team jackpot while individuals will have to come up with green fees, unless they are already Desert Peaks members.
Of the fees collected $25 of the total will be distributed on the day of the tournament with another $5 set aside to the winning team in the final standings in the three-date series. There will be more competition on July 27 and Aug. 31.