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Summer 2017

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T eeing off at four Top-100 courses in four time zones in one day? It appropriately happened on the longest day of 2017—June 21—when four Youth on Course supporters squeezed in rounds at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan., Ballyneal in Holyoke, Colo. and Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The four supporters began their quest at 5:50 a.m. EST at Valhalla before the sun had risen. The final putt fell at 8:25 p.m. PST, just before darkness enveloped the Nevada desert. The Louisville stop was symbolic in that, just days before,Youth on Course began subsidizing the first $5 rounds of golf for youth in partnership with The Golf House Kentucky. The Kansas City region (Prairie Dunes) was added as a Youth on Course partner in 2016. Most importantly, the event raised $200,000 for Youth on Course in a single day and captured the attention of Golf Channel's "Morning Drive," Forbes.com and The Morning Read. "The dedication to finishing by the participants was truly admirable; there was no way they weren't going to finish," Youth on Course Executive Director Adam Heieck said. "The funds we raised will help tremendously in giving kids across the country access to golf and all of the associated benefits that come with playing this great game." NCGA.ORG | SUMMER 2017 69 Y O U T H O N C O U R S E Racing the Sun Youth on Course Supporters Take On Challenge of Playing in Four Time Zones— All in One Day youthoncourse.org

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