The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Sports

May 23, 2013

Sports briefs — Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Oak Hill Rotary Club will hold its annual golf tournament at the White Oak Country Club on June 8.

The tournament is a fundraiser the club has every year to raise money to help with local and worldwide needs. Local projects include supporting the Red Cross, the Fayette County Toy Fund Christmas party, a dictionary project which gives every third grader in the Fayette County School system a dictionary each year, scholarship programs, and many local non-profit projects in the area.

Worldwide projects include the eradication of polio, South Sudan SA Clean Water Project for the elimination of the Guinea Worm, and a kidney dialysis machine project in Nepal. The list of good things Rotary International is involved with is tremendous, and all is done through fundraisers like this and donations.

To sign up for the golf tournament, call Mike Henning at 304-685-1926.

Teams and hole sponsors are still needed.

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This summer, free golf lessons will once again be offered at Hawks Nest Golf Course near Gauley Bridge.

Children ages 7 to 12 will be taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Children ages 13 to 17 will be taught on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lessons start on June 4 and June 6.

Sign up at the golf course or via phone at 304-632-1361.

Golf equipment and balls will be provided at no cost.

Lessons will be taught by Chuck Goosman.

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The third annual Elsie Pruett Scholarship Golf Tournament and Auction will be held June 6 and 7 at White Oak Country Club.

Elsie Pruett is the wife of former Marshall University head coach Bob Pruett, a Beckley native.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Elsie Pruett Endowment Scholarship fund, providing scholarship for numerous MU student athletes. This event has raised over $50,000 in the past two years.

This year’s event is scheduled to be hosted by Coach Pruett and former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington. Other former Thundering Herd players, as well as current and former NFL players, will be announced.

The event kicks off with dinner on Thursday night. The cost is $50 per person.

There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Photos and autographs will also be available. Dinner will be followed by drawings for door prizes and a live memorabilia auction. Other items include autographed player jerseys, footballs and memorabilia item signed by current and former players.

Tee times for the scramble-style tournament on Friday are 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Cost is $500 per foursome, which includes lunch, refreshments and hole sponsor. Foursomes that register can play three holes with one of the players for an additional $100 per team. Photos and autographs will also be available for $5 per person.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three foursomes in both the morning and afternoon tee times, and multiple chances to win are available on course completions and raffle prizes.

A limited number of tee times and/or dinner seats are available. To make reservations, call 304-763-1487.

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