Lions Classic needs golfers, sponsors
Golfers and sponsors are being sought after for the 15th annual Gravette High School Lions Classic. The event is set for Saturday, May 6, at the Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista.
Hosted by Gravette High School Boosters, the event is a major fundraiser for drama, music, cheerleader, athletic and academic programs at the school.
The golf classic is open to men and women. The field is limited to the first 144 entries.
There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served after play. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, hole-in-one and longest drive.
The cost for the four-person scramble is $65 for those with a seat lease or private cart, and $82 for those without a lease or private cart. Golf fees are included.
Corporate and hole sponsorships are needed as well. Individuals or businesses may sponsor a hole with a donation of $100 or more. Corporate sponsorships may be obtained for donations ranging from $250 to $1,000. Corporate sponsors will receive player entries for two to eight people, depending on the level of donation.
The registration deadline is May 1. Call John Edwards at 479876-1192 or Jack Skillett at 479876-6841.
Mercury will be at its greatest eastern elongation on April 1 this year. In astronomy, a planet’s elongation is the angle between the planet and the Sun as seen from the Earth. When an inner planet is at its largest angle away from the Sun, it is in a prime viewing condition. Greatest eastern elongation is the phrase to describe when a planet is in this prime viewing condition just after sunset.
According to the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society president, Katherine Auld of Bella Vista, “Our evening at Hobbs State Park will begin with a short lecture explaining more about the greatest elongation for both the inner and outer planets. Following will be a short explanation of viewing the night sky. We will then proceed outside to view Mercury and some deep sky objects. We will also have a basket of books for young people to participate in “Reading Under the Stars.”
What to bring:
• Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon) • Binoculars • Folding chair • Star chart (if you have one). This event will take place Saturday, April 1, at Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Arkansas 12 just east of the Arkansas 12/War Eagle Road intersection. Classroom instruction begins 6:45 p.m. and night viewing about 7:45. It is free to the public.
For more information, call 479789-5000.
Women’s Five-Hole Golf Meet ’N Greet
Any ladies who are interested in a no pressure (casual with no handicap) golf league are invited to stop by Riordan Hall between 10 a.m. and noon Monday, March 27, for coffee and doughnuts.
Score is kept for the first five holes, then most continue on for the nine holes. Both riding carts and pull carts are available. Play at Brittany Golf Course on Mondays begins at 9 a.m. April 3. Dues are $12 and can be paid either on March 27 or sent to Laura Singleton at 15 Devizis Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72714. For more information and a registration form, go tobellavistapoa.com/ amenities/golf. Then go to Groups or Associations and scroll down to “5-Hole Golf.”
St. Bernard Ladies Golf League
This group is looking for all women interested in joining a Wednesday golf league. They have a friendly, competitive 18-hole group and a social nine-hole group. The season is from April to October, which includes a weekly $1 individual or team event, a fun Guest Day and an awards banquet.
They will have a breakfast kickoff from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at St. Bernard Parish Center. Bring a friend and come see if this group fits you.
For more information, call Jan Dietman, 479-715-6794, or Kathy King, 479-855-4913.
Oldies Golf Group seeks members
The Oldies Golf Group is seeking new members for the 2017 spring/ summer season. They are a ninehole Tuesday morning group and play all of the Bella Vista courses. They play a different game each week and all handicaps are welcome. There is no fee to join.
For more information, contact Barry Owen at 479-876-8432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Nine-Hole Golf Association
The Bella Vista Women’s Nine-Hole Golf Association is accepting applications for the 2017 golf season. Golf rounds are played on Monday mornings April 3-Oct. 23 on Kingswood and Berksdale golf courses. Members sign up by Tuesday to play the following Monday with four flights set by members’ handicaps.
Membership dues are $25 plus $5.50 handicap fee and an optional $2 for hole-in-one. Spring brunch is Monday, March 27, at Riordan Hall. Applications are available in the Kingsdale pro shop and on the bvv9wga.com website.
Golf & Burgers Golf Group
Golf & Burgers, a nine-hole, no-handicap golf group, is looking for new members. They are a fun, social group that play a nine-hole, four-person scramble followed by dinner at different restaurants in Bella Vista.
They are open to both singles and couples of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned players.
They play two Saturdays a month, from April through October, with a shotgun start at 2 p.m.
If you are interested in joining this fun group, visit golfandburgers. com or sign up by contacting one of the following members: Marge, 479-268-4315; Pam, 479-7211023; Billy, 316-393-8798.
Lady Scots will have their welcoming breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Rhythm & Q BBQ restaurant, 1721 Forest Hills Blvd. They will order from the menu and play golf at 11:23 a.m. at Scotsdale.
Anyone wishing to join the group can send $5 to Eileen Kringen at 24 Dulverton Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72715. Call Eileen at 479-8556871 with any questions.
Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Association
The Bella Vista Men’s Nine-Hole Golf Association is accepting applications for new and past members for the upcoming 2017 season. They play on Wednesday mornings, April through October, with reserved tee times and four handicapped flights on the Berksdale and Kingswood courses. Banquets are held in the spring and fall. Applications for membership are available in the pro shops and online at the BVPOA website.
For more information, contact Mark Jackson, 479-855-0047, or Joe D’Anna, 479-876-5460.
Golf Association taking applications
The Men’s Golf Association is now accepting new members to join their 2017 Tuesday golf league. The MGA was established in 1972 and is the largest continuing golf group in Bella Vista. New for 2017, the MGA is open to POA members and nonmembers.
The men’s league begins play on the first Tuesday in April and ends the last Tuesday in October.
The MGA offers:
• an organized format for golfers of all ages, abilities and handicaps • easy weekly online sign-up • weekly prize payouts and hole-in-one pool (included with $65 dues) • a Players Cup competition • support for local charities. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, socialize and play a fun, weekly golf event.
For more information and applications to join, visit bvmga.com.