LOCAL GOLF NEWS

Submitted by Cabinet Peaks Medical Center

 

The 26th Annual Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Foundation’s Playing for Fundsies Golf Tournament is almost here. As always, the CPMC Foundation is preparing for a fun filled 18-hole outing.  This year the tournament will be held on Saturday, July 21 at Cabinet View Golf Club.

“There has been so much excitement around the new, fun twists we’ve put on the game in the last few years, and we can’t wait for 2018’s tournament. This year we are bringing back some old favorites, and adding some new exciting twists for another round of hilarious golf, all for a good cause,” announced Kate Stephens, Executive Director of the Foundation.  “As in recent years, each hole has its own prize, so more of our participants have a chance to walk away a winner.  Some of these prizes are for traditional golf contests, such as closest to the pin, and longest putt. Other holes have games that are much less traditional, but sure to be tons of fun.”

Stephens also mentioned that this year’s tournament has prizes for the first place team and for the last place team.

Proceeds from this year’s Playing for Fundsies will be put toward the Foundation’s 3D mammography Campaign. The 3D Mammography machine creates a three-dimensional picture of the breast using x-rays. It is cutting edge technology that takes multiple pictures from many angels, allowing physicians to see the breast in greater detail. 3D Mammography is proven to result in 54% more cancers detected and a 19% decrease in false negatives.

“This is an important life saving technology, and the Foundation is proud to be working hard to make it a reality for Lincoln County. We can’t thank the community enough for realizing the importance our medical center has to the livelihood of our area and for supporting us year in and year out, through this golf tournament as well as our other events and fundraising endeavors,” concluded Stephens.

Registration is $60 per golfer and includes breakfast, lunch, and 18 holes of golf. Winners will be announced at the club house at the conclusion of play.

For more information, to make a contribution, or to register a team, contact Kate Stephens at 283-7140 or kstep@cabinet peaks.org.

CVGC’s Junior Golf Camp

By McKenzie Williams

 

This year’s Junior Golf Camp was held from June 12 until 14, at Cabinet View Golf Course in Libby. The four-day camp was put on by the Director of Golf, Jeff Dooley.

The camp is held annually, and it is completely free to all participants. The camp is completely sponsored by the Ben Graham Committee.

When kids attend Junior Golf Camp, they learn  golf rules and etiquette. In addition, they learn basics of driving, chipping, and putting.

To top things off, participants receive a free camp t-shirt, and winners receive medals.

This year, a total of 55 kids participated in the camp.

Among the many volunteers that helped, were High School Golf Coach, Dann Rohrer, Mark Managhan, Dean Thompson and Jimmy Mee.

On the final day of the camp a drive, chip and putt competition were held and medals were awarded for first, second, and third place to boys and girls in each category.  Camp ends with an awards ceremony, and a barbeque following the competition. There are three age groups, nine and under, 10 to 13 and 14 to 17.

Winners of the drive, chip and putt competitions were as follows.

 

Girls nine and under:

First- Macy Foss

Second- Akili Fancher Third- Harper Wood

 

Boys nine and under:

First- Brayson Orr

Second- Carter Happell

Third- Hunter Rooney

 

Girls 10 to13:

First- Mackenzie Foss

Second- Payton Anderson

Third- Molly Gotham.

 

Boys 10 to13:

First- Conner Benson

Second- Mason Gothom

Third- Teague Thompson

 

Boys 14 to17:

First- Eric Vinion

Top from left to right: Macy Foss, Brayson Orr, Akili Fancher, Carter Happell, Harper Wood, and Hunter Rooney

Bottom from left to right: Eric Vinion, Mackenzie Foss, Connor Benson, Payton Anderson, Mason Gotham, Molly Gotham, and Teague Thompson.

Courtesy of Jeff Dooley, Cabinet View Golf Club.