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4 Rounds, 1 Day, 4 Time Zones

'Racing the Sun' fundraiser on June 21 includes a stop at Ballyneal


by Gary Baines - 6/16/2017


A prominent Colorado golf course will be part of a unique -- and philanthropic -- event that will take place on Wednesday (June 21), the longest day of the year in some areas of the U.S.

On that day, six golfers plan to take part in "Racing the Sun", in which they plan to play four courses -- all in different time zones. Ballyneal (pictured) in Holyoke, which earlier this year was ranked 50th on Golf Digest's list of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses", will be stop No. 3 on the trip.

The schedule calls for playing 18 holes at Valhalla in Louisville, Ky., Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan., Ballyneal, and Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The group will tee off at Valhalla at 5:50 a.m. ET, and expects to complete its round at Shadow Creek at about 8:30 p.m. PT. The six players, including Youth on Course donors and the organization's executive director, hope to average 2 hours, 15 minutes per round while walking with caddies. They'll travel between venues on a chartered jet.

Racing the Sun will raise money for Youth on Course, a non-profit based in Pebble Beach, Calif., that arranges -- thanks to subsidies -- for kids to play rounds of golf for $5 or less. In addition, Youth on Course funds college scholarships, a caddie program and internships.

To learn more about the program, CLICK HERE.




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