Cascades Classic Golf Tournament to be held October 11th

I don’t even know how to golf, but if I did, after this last little stretch of bad weather, I’d probably be planning to get out this weekend on one of this area’s fine courses. Emily Plecker, executive director of the Bath County Chamber of Commerce, told Allegheny Mountain Radio about this weekend’s event.

“The Cascades Classic Golf tournament that we do annually is a fundraiser, one of our main fundraisers for the Chamber, and that will be taking place on Sunday October the 11th at the Cascades course at the Homestead. It’s a captain’s choice tournament, and we will have a shotgun start at 1 o’clock.”

And I might add the 10-day forecast says partly sunny and temperatures in the high 60s.

Emily continued,

“So we’re doing four person teams, and each team is four hundred dollars, and that includes green fees, cart fees, and entry fees, and that also includes dinner which is catered by the Homestead. They can register the day of; the price goes up. It will be four hundred and forty dollars the day of to register. And registrations will be honored in the following order: sponsors, members, and the general public.”

When asked who typically plays in the Cascades Classic Tournament, Emily Plecker explained it’s a pretty wide range of amateur golfers.

“We get some groups that stay in the B and B’s that are pretty faithful to us to come and play every year, and then we get our locals that are faithful, and then we get a lot of people out of Allegheny County.”

Local businesses, in addition to the Homestead sponsor this event by paying for a “hole sponsorship”. And some of those businesses have teams participating too.

“Dominion was great. We’ve already gotten at least six hole sponsorships from them. And they’re also donating bags with golf balls, which is really great. They are really great to us every year.”

So the specifics are again; Cascades Classic Golf Tournament, Sunday, October 11th, on the Cascades Golf Course. Tee time is at 1:00. Golfers can register any day between now and then online at Bath County Chamber of Commerce’s website, or well before tee time to register on Sunday. With questions please call Emily Plecker, executive director, at the Bath County Chamber of Commerce, 839-5409.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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