Golf Tourney To Benefit Little League Set

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Payson Little League is hosting its annual benefit golf tournament on May 21 at Payson Golf Course.

The four-man scramble tees off at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $65 per player and is tax deductible.

The fee includes 18 holes of play, cart, catered lunch, prizes and contests.

Among the contests will be closest to the pin, longest drive and a “Las Vegas hole” where players can wager on whether they can slap a tee shot into a pre-drawn circle.

Also, Little League is in need of hole, prize and team sponsors.

Tournament co-director Duane Kaufman said the local Little League program desperately depends on the funds earned in the annual tournament and he’s inviting all golfers, no matter their skill level, to turn out in support of Rim Country youth.

Entry forms are available at Payson Golf Course or by calling Kaufman at (928) 978-1946 or Bob Ferkol at (928) 978-3772.

Makin’ motion

As part of the “Let’s Move in School” national health and sports program, about 400 Rim Country Middle School students and their teachers will at 3 p.m., Friday, May 6 walk the perimeters of both middle and high schools.

All the students will be in sixth through eighth grades.

RCMS PE teacher Jackie Wallace said the walk begins on the east side of the school, then travels south and west of the campuses before returning to the school on Longhorn Road.

The goal of Let’s Move in School is to ensure that every school provides a comprehensive physical activity program with quality physical education as the foundation so that youth will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime.

PHS physicals tomorrow in Wilson Dome

Payson Regional Medical Center, along with several Payson Allied Health Professionals, will be offering $10 sports physicals for Rim Country Middle School and Payson High student-athletes from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4, in Wilson Dome. The day is designated a half day of school, so those taking the exams will not miss any classes.

For the exams, student-athletes must pick up a physical and parent permission form from the school where they will be playing sports next year. Also, parents must sign them and fill out a complete medical history.

Exams will be good for the 2011-2012 school year.

All proceeds will be used to support the PHS sports medicine program.

Drive, Wine, Dine tees off today

Jan Parsons is touting the fun, camaraderie and skill enhancement that beginning women golfers can enjoy during the “Drive, Wine and Dine” nights and also the healthy competition that traditionally highlights the Wednesday Businessmen’s Twilight golf play.

The Drive, Wine and Dine events, which are priced $15 for each night, will be held at 5 p.m. today, May 3, and also May 10, 17 and 24.

Parsons says the sessions are designed to “teach golf basics, practice what you learn, eat, drink and socialize.”

She says the sessions are also for ladies who want to learn to play golf as well as those who are beginning golfers.

The weekly businessmen’s twilight league begins 5 p.m. May 4 at PGC and continues each Wednesday thereafter.

The fee is $25, which includes nine holes of golf, prize money and dinner catered by Teri’s Good Stuff.

For more information, call Parsons at (928) 978-7606 or e-mail her at Jan@paysongolfcourse.com.

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