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Golfers to experience U.S. Open conditions at Sun City

By: Staff report
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During the week of the men’s U.S. Open, Timber Creek golf course at Sun City Roseville will grow and mow the 10th hole to course conditions similar to U.S. Open venues. The weeklong promotion is a special fundraiser that will run from June 7-14, offering golfers a chance to experience Open tournament course conditions for a $10 donation. Funds raised from the event will go to support two charitable causes, the Sacramento Blue Star Moms, a support group for mothers of wounded military personnel and Golf Klubz Fore Kids, an organization that is currently raising funds in an effort to ship golf clubs and golf balls to troops located in Baquba, Iraq. The par 4, 10th hole at Timber Creek will offer approximately 3½-inch rough and a 20- yard wide fairway. Golfers who score a par or better can have their names entered into a drawing for golf-related prizes. Mark Gouger, head golf professional at Timber Creek, said the organizations and causes are truly worthy. “The cooperation and willingness from our golf course superintendent and his staff has been phenomenal,” Gouger said. “They have had to start growing in that fairway and preparing the hole for several weeks now. As is often the case, the people you don’t see are the people with the hardest job to perform. Ten bucks to play the 10th and contribute to these charities, is good stuff. It has touched everyone,” he said. During the week of the event the Blue Star Moms will provide caddie services at the site. Some time restrictions will be in place so as not to inhibit regular play. Also groups playing the full 18 holes will have priority when teeing off. For more information contact Gouger at Timber Creek at 774-3851, Michael Mathews at Golf Klubz Fore Kidz at 784-2611, or visit www.sacramentobluestarmom.org.