Golfers will play for piano at Agate Beach

Golfers practice their greens skill at handsome Agate Beach Golf Course in Newport, site of the OCCC Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. (New-Times photo)

NEWPORT — Local golfers will have another big shot at amazing prizes and fun during a ‘Scotch Ball’ tournament at Agate Beach Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 25, to support the new piano room at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

The annual OCCA Golf Tournament is presented by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, with proceeds earmarked for the completion of the Rowena Martin Piano Rehearsal Room. Martin is the mother of Agate Beach G.C. club pro Terry Martin.

With three divisions for males, females and mixed, there is plenty of opportunity to win the two-person, best-ball scramble that tees-off at 2 p.m. Nice flourishes include appetizers and beer and wine provided by the Flying Dutchman Winery of Otter Crest and the North Coast Brewery.

The entry fee per player is $40, with a registration deadline of Aug. 23. Checks should be made payable to OCCA. To register by phone, call the pro shop at Agate Beach G.C., 541-265-7331.

Other upcoming local golf tournaments include:

Saturday, Aug. 17: Annual Irish Boosters Golf Tournament, Crestview Golf Club, Waldport. Check-in 7 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Hole-in-One prize, 2019 Polaris or $18,000 Cash. Register by Aug.10 by calling the pro shop at 541-563-3020.

Sunday, Aug. 25: 2nd Annual Chinook Winds Classic Golf Tournament, 2-person, 18-hole scramble, 1 p.m. shotgun start. $250 entry fee, proceeds benefit Chinook Winds Educational Fund scholarships. Fee includes practice round, tourney cart, hosted beverage cart during tournament, awards dinner and hosted bar, $200 scrip. Nine KPs with $50 pro shop credit. 3245 NE 50th St., Lincoln City. FMI: 541-994-8442.

— Rick Beasley

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