SANDY, UTAH—For the second season in a row, Sandy City’s River Oaks Golf Course hosted the fourth Utah Golf Foundation Veterans on Course event of the 2017 season. Sixty active military and veterans of all branches gathered together for free lessons and a nine-hole scramble tournament funded by the UGF.
Veterans on Course (VOC) was started by the UGF in 2016 as a pilot program to provide instruction and playing opportunities to military personnel of active or veteran status free of charge. Each event consists of lessons from PGA Professionals, a nine-hole scramble tournament and a social gathering with a guest speaker following play. The 2017 season schedule includes nine on-course events, six in Northern Utah and three in Southern Utah. Details for each event can be found at utahgolffoundation.org.
Despite strong winds and dark clouds at the start of the event, the veterans participated in lessons given by PGA Professionals Matt High, Ryan Holt, Todd Tanner and Stacey Jones. The sun came out and the wind died down just in time for the shotgun start on the back nine of River Oaks.
The next Veterans on Course event will take place on Thursday, September 28th at Davis Park Golf Course. Registration is now open at utahgolffoundation.org. The event will be capped at 60 participants. The VOC event on the Executive Course at Fore Lakes Golf Course on Thursday, October 5th is also open for registration.
1st Place Team – 29 (-6)
Ken Godfrey, Tyler Montgomery & Earl Seely
2nd Place Team – 29 (-6)
Carl Price, Jay Tucker & Barry Whitbeck
Closest to the Pin Winners
#12 – Billy Meyer
#18 – Ed Shipley
Longest Drive Winners
#13 – Tyler Montgomery
#15 – Derek Rowell