MICHAEL CARMAN’S GOLF COLUMN: Discovery Bay hosting New Year’s 10K run/walk

By Michael Carman
Peninsula Daily News

THE GOLF COURSE will double as a race course during the inaugural New Year’s Discovery 10K Run/Walk on New Year’s Day.

Race participants will traverse the cart paths at Discovery Bay Golf Course and the newest section of the Larry Scott Trail near Port Townsend (the eastern terminus of the Olympic Discovery Trail) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Beanies will be provided to the first 200 entrants and Olympic Discovery Trail pins to the first 300 racers.

Entrance fee is $20 with a beanie, $15 without or $25 and $20 for race-day registration.

To register or for more information visit, peninsulatrailscoalition.org or phone Jeff Selby at 360-385-0995 or NYDisco10K@gmail.com.

One-person scramble

Only 20 spots remain for the Price Ford One-Person Scramble at SunLand Golf & Country Club this Sunday.

The tourney has a 9 a.m. shotgun start (barring frost) and entry is $40, which includes golf, lunch, prizes and proxies.

SunLand pro Tyler Sweet asks: “Have you ever wondered how well you would score if you could have those one or two shots over? Well, this is the tournament for you.”

Players will be grouped in threes, and each player will hit two consecutive shots and choose the best one, just like a regular scramble.

Men will play from the white tees, players 70 and older will play from gold tee boxes and if eight ladies can form a division, women will play the red tees.

A $1,280 prize fund will be available based on a full field.

Entries are available at the SunLand Golf Shop or email tyler@sunlandgolf.com.

For more information, phone Sweet at 360-683-6800.

Toys for Tots event

Port Townsend Golf Club will hold its annual Toys for Tots Christmas Scramble on Sunday.

It’s an 18-hole blind draw handicap scramble.

Cost is $25 per player with $10 green fees for nonmembers.

Port Townsend’s Holiday Player Appreciation Party and Merchandise Sale will follow play (spouses encouraged to attend).

The course’s Christmas tree is up, decorated and contains gift tags that players can use to purchase Christmas gifts for less-fortunate families in Port Townsend and Jefferson County.

Port Townsend will also host a Holiday Blues Scramble on Saturday, Dec. 29.

Winter rates through February are $13.50 for nine holes and $17.50 for 18 holes.

Port Townsend’s 2013 rates will be announced shortly.

Stop by the clubhouse or phone the course for more information on any of these items at 360-385-4547.

New Year’s Invitational

Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim will hold a 50-team New Year’s Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 5.

The event is open to all amateurs with a USGA handicap and professionals (with a limit of one professional per team, playing with a zero handicap).

Front-nine play is a two-person shamble (best ball scramble off the tee and stroke play through the hole after that) and back-nine competition is two-person best ball.

Cost is $60 for the public, $40 for annual members and includes KP’s, greens fees, a boxed lunch, cart fees, range and a chance at $1,500 in prizes (based on full field).

Partners must be within 10 handicap strokes of one another.

For more info or to register, stop by the Cedars clubhouse or phone 360-683-6344, ext. 1.

Sixkiller Super Bowl

Save Super Bowl Sunday morning for a golf outing at Cedars at Dungeness with University of Washington football Hall of Famer Sonny Sixkiller.

The Sonny Sixkiller Super Bowl Scramble will tee off at 9:06 a.m. (a nod to the No. 6 Sixkiller wore for the Huskies) on Sunday, Feb. 3.

A four-person scramble, the event is limited to 18 teams.

Why so few teams? It’s set up so Sixkiller can join each group for one hole and play as a fivesome.

Entry fee is $76 per player with $1,006 available in competition prizes, based on a full field of 18 teams.

If every member of a foursome wears football jerseys that foursome will have two strokes deducted off their score.

And don’t worry, the tourney will wrap well before Super Bowl kickoff at 3:30 p.m.

Let’s root for another Seahawks Super Bowl Sunday, this time with better officiating and final result.

Wide World of Golf

A wonderful ode to the final PGA Tour Q School as we know it is available from ESPN’s Grantland at tinyurl.com/QSchoolOde.

This was the final year the top 25 players (and ties) received a PGA Tour card.

Next year, Q School qualifiers will earn Web.com Tour status.

Sports are the greatest of all reality shows: the drama of Q School where dreams can be realized or dashed, always drew me in. Shame on the lack of television coverage this year by the PGA Tour.

The Grantland article provides short vignettes of players competing in the final round.

Did they make it? Read to find out and see if you discover some new names to root for next season.

Year-end columns

My annual year-end columns, one covering the year in golf from January through June, and from July through December, will run next Wednesday and Dec. 26.

I’m open for submissions of notable golf events here on the North Olympic Peninsula, around the U.S. or worldwide. My contact information is below.

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Golf columnist Michael Carman can be reached at 360-417-3527 or pdngolf@gmail.com.

Last modified: December 11. 2012 6:17PM
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