Partnership fundraiser brings a new twist to golf

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[September 29, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

When teams hit the greens, they had glow sticks marking the pathway from hole to hole. As the participants drove their carts around the greens, the most important warning they got was not to drive into the ponds.

Once they arrived at their holes, their golf balls actually lit up so they could at least see them on the tees. However, there were no lights on their clubs, and for some that proved to be the real challenge. As some swung at the ball, their perception of where the club would strike the ball was distorted. Some hit the mark the first time; others had to swing a time or two before they actually connected.

At the end of the night, prizes were awarded for the best team score and the second best. The first team was gifted an 18-hole pass and half off the cart rental, courtesy of North Greens Golf Course. Second place received a nine-hole pass and half off the cart.

The longest drive winner was given a North Greens Golf shirt. The best putt won Nike golf balls. The competition for closest to the pin held a prize of a golf cap or visor.

Winners for the evening were:

First-place team: Summer Graue Group -- Eric Graue, Traci Graue, B.J. Burkhart and Mollie Burkhart
Second-place team: Lincoln/Pulaski Team -- Dale Meier, Dan Bock, Jim Fuhrer and Deb Fuhrer

Longest drive: Mollie Burkhart
Longest putt: Eric Graue
Closest to pin: Vic Martinek

Pictures by Nila Smith

Harry Tibbs was decked out in multiple glow-in-the-dark necklaces.


Marty Neitzel gets ready to tee off on the first hole.

Jonie Tibbs and Keith Snyder watch as Neitzel whacks the ball, sending it several yards toward the green.


Tibbs prepares for the swing.





Farther down the course, this group is truly working in the dark, with the only thing visible being the assortment of necklaces around necks, carts and golf bags.



But, put a little light on the scene, and you can see they are ready to tee off.



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