Cobble HIll Golf Course
Photo by Shaun Kittle.
Elizabethtown The Lets Get-Her Done golf tournament is planned to help raise money for the course on Aug. 26.
The two person scramble will cost $35 per golfer and include 18 holes of golf, lunch, a putting contest with a cash reward planned for outside the club house and a ticket to be part of a drawing for a prize yet-to-be announced. Golf carts are not included in the entry fee.
All proceeds from the golf tournament will go toward the Cobble Hill Golf Course Expansion Project.
“Golfers who have enjoyed this course, it is our responsibility to help fund it’s reconstruction,” event organizer Malcolm Martin said.
The expansion project includes the construction of two new holes and the elimination of the current ninth hole. Martin said the additional holes should be a good way to invite area golfers to play in Elizabethtown.
Town Supervisor Margaret Bartley said they decided to close the hole due to the high volume of golf balls that were going into the roadway and some even soaring to the Adirondack Chevrolet and Buick dealership, sometimes causing damage to the vehicles.
The project has been underway for several months with workers cutting down trees, clearing the brush, and constructing an irrigation system, Bartley said. The project has cost about $20,000 and Bartley said the remainder of the project will cost another $10,000. The course has generated most of the funds through membership revenues and the greens fees for using the course.
Other fundraisers have included the donation of four uniquely crafted tables made by course Superintendent Bruce McPhail. The tables, each decorated in a different manner, were made from the wood of a tree felled by lighting on the grounds of the course. They were auctioned off during the E-town day celebrations to make money for the course reconstruction.
For more information about the golf tournament or to participate, call Martin at 873-6763 or go to the Cobble Hill club house to get a sign up sheet.