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A golfing fundraiser that has been conducted in Seymour the past 13 years is moving to Columbus.
Indiana Golf Office executive director Mike David and tournament director Todd DeHaven will play their 14th Annual Golf Marathon Tuesday at Harrison Lake Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Indiana Golf Foundation and First Tee of Indiana, both of which are focused on junior golf programs.
David and DeHaven, who played 182 holes in one day a few years ago, plan to play 108 on Tuesday. They’ll tee off at sunrise and hope to be finished around 6 or 6:30 p.m.
“We’ve scaled back considerably in our old age, but six rounds is still a considerable days’ work,” David said. “We normally play in June or July when we have maximum daylight, but since we’re only playing six rounds, we’re doing it later. And I hope it’s not as hot as it is this week.”
The fundraiser previously was conducted at Seymour Elks and Shadowood, two courses where DeHaven had been the pro. But DeHaven recently took a position working for David at the Indiana Golf Office, and David moved the event to Harrison Lake, where he is a member.
David and DeHaven will take separate carts and put bicycle flags on them so they can play as fast as they can. Other players will be on the course, but David said golfers have been accommodating to letting them play through in the past.
“We definitely will have a few side bets going,” said David, a Columbus native. “We might give each other two- or three-footers, but we’ll putt out everything else.”
David said a little more than $11,000 had been pledged as of Tuesday, which is a record amount. Pledges can be made by clicking on www.pgagolfday.com/sections/indiana/2013/players/mike-david/ or by emailing a pledge to David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HLCC winners crowned
David tuned up for his golf marathon by capturing the men’s division low gross title in Harrison Lake club championship.
David carded a 36-hole 153 Saturday and Sunday to win by two shots over Jim Turner. Rick Kramb won men’s low net with a 142, while David Kirr finished second at 148.
Turner won the senior division gross with a 155, four shots better than David Lacey. Kramb and Kirr had the top senior division net scores at 142 and 148.
Tom Johnson Sr. won the super senior division gross title with a 184.
Foursome wins Par-3 scramble
Charlie Jump, Bob Miller, Mike Hodman and Kye Waltermaie fired a 3-under-par 24 to win the final Tuesday Par-3 Mixed Scramble of the season.
Eric Gilpin, Ron Fields, Carol Gwin and Rich Sanderson finished second at 2-under 25.
The Edinburgh Sons of American Legion Scholarship Golf Outing will be Sept. 8 at Timbergate. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $240 per team for the first 36 teams paid by Sept. 1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, and fourth will be a blind draw. Dinner and awards will be at American Legion Post 233. For more information, call Bill West, 374-6763, or Kevin Rubush, 526-5240.
Pay It Forward Johnson County will host a golf event Sept. 12 at the Legends Club in Franklin to raise money for local nonprofit organizations. Foursomes and individuals can sign up at payitforwardjc.com.
For more information about registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Smith or call 317-738-3434.
The 10th annual RE/MAX/Riley Golf for Kids Outing, a major fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children, will be at noon Sept. 13 at Harrison Lake. Cost is $100 and will include golf, a cart, lunch and beverages. Tee sponsors are available for $125 or by donating a door prize. To sign up, call RE/MAX, 372-2200.
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