COVINGTON — The Oaks Course is will again open their greens to benefit others as they hold their annual Christmas at the Oaks Course tournament on Saturday, Dec. 14 regardless of the weather.
As in the past few years, The Miracle League of Newton County will again be the beneficiary of the generosity of the golfers participating in the tournament.
The Oaks Course will be partnering with several local businesses who will be providing gifts for the participating players. Some of the prized will be provided by Bridgestone, Home Depot, Patrick’s, Golfnow and Berry’s Christmas Tree Farm. The Vampire Diaries will also be providing gifts as prizes.
Besides hats, ball wreathes and Christmas tree’s, one of the prizes available will be the chance for free green fees for a year.
There will also be a drawing for a the grand-prize gift basket provided by Patrick’s. For a $1 fee, golfers will have a chance to chip a ball into a canoe to have a chance for the drawing.
The format for the tournament will be a four-person scramble with a few added changes as there will be a surprise on seven of the 18 holes.
According to Oaks Course Golf Professional Lisa Vaught, players will have to tee off for while sitting in a chair, tee off while wearing beer goggles provided by Covington Police Department, a driver must be used from the tee until the ball goes in the hole, a croquet mallet will be used to putt the ball into the hole, a junior club will be used off the tee box and since The Miracle League will be the benefactor, a little league bat and ball will be used out of the tee box.
An appearance by Buddy the Elf, aka Dick Schulz, will be conducting a putting contest.
In order to keep the game moving smoothly, the Oaks Course is limiting the event to 60 participating teams with almost half of the slots already being filled.
The cost is $60 per player which also includes lunch. While a team is made up of four players, there are some two and three-player teams waiting for a fourth.
Individuals or businesses wanting to donate to The Miracle League may do so by sponsoring a hole. Rather than a typical sign, the names of those wanting to be a sponsor will be identified with the use of a reindeer. For more information contact the Oaks Course at (770) 786-3801.