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August 15, 2013 9:04 am

Heartland Classic to raise money for medical transportation

Written by Dante Geoffrey

Powell golfers will try to drive straight and far so that those who are ill might not have to.

The 21st annual Heartland Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Powell Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Powell Medical Foundation’s effort to provide transportation to those who need help getting to and from medical appointments.

 

 

The one-day tournament will pit 21 teams of four in scramble-style play. The tourney will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Aside from the tournament, players will be able to compete in putting and chipping contests.

The putting contest could win one very skilled putter $5,000. Every registered golfer will get a chance to make a 10-foot putt. Those who make that putt will attempt a 30-foot putt. Any golfers who make both will get one chance at a 50-foot putt to win the prize money.

The chipping contest is a closest-to-the-hole competition that will take place on the PGC practice green. The winner will receive a prize from the Powell Golf Club.

Individual holes will also have their own contests. Prizes will be given for men’s and women’s long drive, short drive, long putt, short putt and more.

“Some you have to be very athletic and a very good golfer to win, and some if you’re very bad you might,” said Diane DeLozier, executive director at Powell Medical Foundation.

A mixture of skill and luck would win someone $10,000 for sinking a hole-in-one on hole No. 8.

The Powell Medical Foundation discovered through a survey conducted in November that local residents consider medical transportation to be a priority. The survey was administered by an independent survey firm. The Foundation’s Board of Directors designated the money raised from the Heartland Classic to the transportation project.

Teams can register by contacting Powell Medical Foundation at 754-7746 or by going to www.pvhc.com, clicking on “Foundation” and then the Heartland Golf Classic registration form under the Get Involved heading. It costs $300 per team, which includes green fees, cart rental and lunch.

Only one open spot remained as of press time Wednesday.

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