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Senior Classic golf

To the Editor:

I want to thank the Northwest Herald for choosing to cover a community event like our Senior Classic golf tournament.

On behalf of the 61 senior golfers who played in the event, thanks for the great coverage. The pictures that coincided with each article, the pre-tourney buildup, and each day’s review were all nice to see, and I am sure a source of pride to the players, especially the ones who were lucky enough to get mentioned or photographed.

I would also like to invite all of the area senior golfers to come out next year and join the fun. The event is open to any amateur golfer who is 50 years old or older. This year the handicaps of the players ranged from one to 22, and were flighted according to handicap. So as the handicaps indicated, it doesn’t take a great player to enjoy this fun two-day event. With a county that is filled with so many golf courses and so many players who are over 50, it seems hard to understand why this event can’t attract more that 60 to 70 golfers each year.

While we are on the subject of golf, I also want to encourage everyone to “play golf America.” We have some great courses in the county, all at very affordable rates, so whether you come to Pinecrest or any of the other fine facilities around, hit the links as often as you can and rediscover the great game.

Mike Yackle

Director of golf, Pinecrest Golf Club

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