Sports notices

LADIES GOLF LEAGUE

TIONESTA - Hunter's Station Golf Course will be hosting a Monday Ladies Golf League beginning May 10.

The league will be made up of two member teams playing nine holes under a match play format.

The league will be held every Monday afternoon or evening from May 10 until September.

Scoring is based on handicap and new golfers are welcome.

A one-time league fee and weekly reduced green fees will apply. Skins participation is optional.

If you are interested, please call the pro shop at 814-755-4558 for details and to sign up.

HUNTER/TRAPPER EDUCATION COURSE

RIMERSBURG The Rimersburg Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a Hunter/Trapper safety course at the Rimersburg Community Building April 10.

The class is scheduled to last from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To get credit, students must stay for the entire class. No one is permitted to leave the building during the course and parents will not be allowed to stay during the course.

Those who sign up must be 11 years of age or older.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, students are required to provide and wear a face covering at all times, maintain a physical distance of a minimum of six feet, must bring their own lunch and beverage and must bring a sharpened pencil and eraser.

To register for the class, - Go to the PA Game Commission website; http://www.pgc.state.pa.us

- click on "Education" label

- click on "Hunter Ed Class Calendar"

- click on "Basic Courses"

- click on "Hunter Trapper Education"

- click on April 10

- click on "Rimersburg Community Building", follow directions.

TURKEY SHOOTS

STRATTANVILLE - The Strattanville Sportsman Club is holding turkey shoots this until May 23.

The shoots will be held April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23 at 1 p.m.

Follow the signs in Strattanville to find the club.

The cost is $2 per round unless you shoot all 10 rounds then the cost is $1.50 per shot

The club provides the ammunition.

BIG FISH CONTEST

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is proud to announce their eighth annual Big Fish Contest running now through June 30.

There is no shortage of great places to cast a line in Pennsylvania's Great Outdoors region. Everyone is invited to enter photos of their catch, from Jefferson, Elk, Clarion, Forest, and Cameron Counties, by using the online submission form at VisitPAGO.com/BigFish.The grand prize is a guided half-day smallmouth bass fly-fishing float trip for two in 2022 with Keystone Predator Outfitters and guide Todd Deluccia.

Everyone who submits a photo, during one of the three contest months, will be entered to win an assortment of prizes.

For more information, or to enter the contest go to VisitPAGO.com/Big-Fish-Contest.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

FOXBURG - The Society of Hickory Golfers has announced the 13th Annual Foxburg Hickory Championship will be held Friday Aug. 13 and Saturday Aug. 14, at the historic Foxburg Country Club.

Foxburg Country Club is in the hills of Western Pennsylvania, roughly an hour north of Pittsburgh. Foxburg Country Club was established in 1887, considered the oldest golf course in United States.

There are multiple competitions within the Foxburg Hickory Championship. The Championship's pre-1900 categories include Open, Senior (55-65) and Super Senior (66-and-older), Open and Senior (65-and-older) for the post-1900 division.

The featured event is the pre-1900 Open division; the FHC is one of the few pre-1900 events east of the Mississippi, along with the National Hickory Championship, the Wisconsin Gutty Challenge.

The entry fee for 2021 is $250 for men ($200 for Foxburg Country Club members). Entry fee includes golf both days and contestant meals at the course. Gutty balls engineered for period play (extra balls will be available at the event's cost) will be issued to each contestant. Meals at the course include Friday brunch on the first day, and a very nice buffet luncheon Saturday afternoon, immediately after play has completed.

The course plays at 2,400 yards for the pre-1900 Championship. Even with the ‘modern' hickories, the small greens and tricky layout will test your patience and skill level. The course has proven to be a fair test and tremendous fun. As with all hickory events, contestants are encouraged to dress in period attire.

There is a nominal additional cost to include your spouse/guest for either Friday's lunch or the award buffet. There is also a meal scheduled the evening of the first day at a local restaurant (not included in the entry fee).

Entry forms and championship information can be obtained from Tom Johnson (Tournament Director) at Foxburghickory@aol.com or 330-677-8997.

Open Division Contestants will use the Park ball and use sand tees.

Reserve Division Contestants can use their choice of the Park, Braid, or Vardon style ball. They may use modern tees if they wish.

Post 1900 Division Contestants will use the Ouimet mesh ball

All contestants and divisions are permitted to use riding carts and or carry bags.

The Championship is hosted by the Foxburg Country Club, and follows the Society of Hickory Golfers tournament guidelines regarding equipment, rules, and handicaps.

Additional information or questions regarding the event or Foxburg Country Club in general should be directed to Foxburg Country Club manager Dawn at 724-659-3196. The club's web address is http://www.foxburggolf.com.