(Written By Con Marshall)
The 27th Chadron State College Golf Tournament, also known as the Don Beebe Classic, will take place this weekend at Ridgeview Country Club to help long-time friends renew acquaintances and provide support for the Eagles’ athletic program.
Thirty-four four-person teams are entered. They will be playing 18 holes both Saturday and Sunday with each team member swinging away on each hole. Half the teams will tee off at 7 a.m. and the others at about 1 p.m. on both dates.
As per usual, many former Chadron State athletes will be returning, often joining with ex-teammates to form a foursome. Numerous family units also have been formed.
In addition to the classic competition, there will be a Par-Three Shootout during the Friday evening social and check-in at the golf course. Participants will be challenged to “hit the green” in an elimination-style contest, with two shots for $10 on hole No. 2. The Par-Three Shootout will start from the red tees and eliminate contestants progressively until one golfer remains.
Contestants don’t have to be a classic participant to enter the shootout.
A social hour and prime rib dinner also will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Country Kitchen Restaurant Banquet Room. Tickets for non-golfers to enjoy the dinner may still be reserved by calling 432-6362. The price is $25 per plate.
Many Chadron State alumni besides former CSC athletes are among the entries. So are lots of regular Ridgeview golfers. At least 60 of the participants have Chadron addresses.