BRATTLEBORO -- Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, July 23. This is the 29th year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for youth in our community.

The event will kick off with a free lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The shotgun start for the Texas Scrambles format tournament will take place at 1 p.m. sharp. Following the tournament there will be a banquet, sponsored by G.S. Precision.

The tournament's Hole-In-One Contest prizes are sponsored by Brattleboro Ford Subaru and include: 2014 Subaru Forester; a Kindle Fire; a $500 Visa Gift Card; and Cleveland CA16 Black Pearl Irons.

Steve Hellus drops golf balls out of a helicopter piloted by Mike Renaud   a special fea­ture at this year s Youth Services Golf Tournament at Brattleboro
Steve Hellus drops golf balls out of a helicopter piloted by Mike Renaud a special fea­ture at this year s Youth Services Golf Tournament at Brattleboro Country Club. (Submitted photo)
Prizes will also be awarded for low gross and low net game scores, as well as for the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin for both men and women. Mulligans also will be on sale, and the traditional putting contest will take place during the tournament.

A special feature at this year's tournament is a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop at the close of the tournament, in which the owner of the winning golf ball collects $3,000 cash and a ride in the Renaud Bros. Inc. helicopter, piloted by Mike Renaud. Individuals do not need to be part of the tournament to buy golf balls, priced at $100 each, nor be present at the drop to win. Buckets of golf balls will be dropped from 20 feet on the fairway at the Brattleboro Country Club.


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A maximum of 100 balls, now available for purchase, will be sold.

Pacesetters Sponsors are Entergy and TransCanada. Presenter Sponsors are Brattleboro Ford & Subaru; Windham Southwest Teachers Association and People's United Bank. Sustaining Sponsors are Brattleboro Savings & Loan; Edward Jones; David Manning, Inc.; River Valley Credit Union; Silver Forest; Swiss Precision Turning; Twombly Wealth Management; and Vermont Country Deli. Patron Sponsors are Brattleboro Retreat; C.E. Bradley Laboratories; Trust Company of Vermont; R.O.V. Technologies; and The Richards Group. Associate Sponsors are BAST Co.; Wells Fargo Advisors; and W.W. Building Supply.

All proceeds from the tournament, which annually nets over $20,000, will help support Youth Services' programs. Now celebrating its 42nd year helping local families thrive, Youth Services promotes the healthy development of more than 1,121 local youth and families each year.

The all-inclusive registration fee for the tournament is $130 per individual or $520 per foursome. The fee covers greens fees and cart, a buffet lunch, and dinner following the tournament. Early registration is encouraged online at www.youthservicesinc.org/golf Tournament participants must provide their handicap or average game score. To buy a golf ball for the drop, visit www.youthservicesinc.org/balldrop. To register for the tournament, call Youth Services at 802-257-0361 or visit www.youthservicesinc.org/golf

Walpole tourney

WALPOLE, N.H. -- The Walpole Historical Society will hold its second annual Vintage Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 2. This will be played at the Hooper Golf Club in Walpole and tee time is 3 p.m.

The format will be a nine-hole scramble. Participants may sign up as a foursome or the pro, Ron Rosko, will set golfers up with others to make a foursome. The old clubs and golf balls will be supplied.

Prizes and a picnic on the porch will follow, with homemade desserts. Wine and beer will also be available, but not included in the cost of registration/picnic.

The cost for the event is $50 per golfer if walking, or $6 with a cart. This includes the picnic. Registration will be confirmed when payment is received. For further information, contact Ron at Hooper Golf Club, 603-756-4080, or email ronaldjrosko@pga.com. Let Rosko know if left-handed clubs are needed.

To partake in the Picnic on the Porch only, call the Walpole Historical Society at 603-756-3449 and leave a message. Price for the picnic only is $20. Registration deadline is July 27. This is to benefit the Walpole Historical Society.