Charity Golf Tournament in the snow helps feed the hungry
One day after almost a foot of snow fell in Steuben County, golfers were out on the links. Seventeen groups teed it up at the Indian Hills Golf Club Saturday and our Bill Mich was on hand to find out why these devoted golfers would not wait until spring.
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PAINTED POST, N.Y. -- "Good friends, bad golfing, lot of snow,” said a golfer.
And that pretty much summed up Saturday at the Indian Hills Golf Course in Painted Post. The ten inches of snow on the course wouldn't stop these players from trying to lower their handicap.
"Each person pays $30 for nine holes of golf and we think we are the only golf event in February in the Southern Tier," said Robin Foster, the Executive Director of Family Services Society.
February golf in Upstate New York meant plenty of mulligans and walking the course in these conditions is a little different than walking in July.
"Keeping your footing. Just getting there and keeping in one piece and keeping your breath," said golfer and Painted Post resident Ryan Flynn.
But they braved the elements not just to have fun, but to raise money for the Corning Area Youth Center which is helping to feed local kids in need.
"Every penny raised does go to help the children and we are so grateful for the support of the community," Foster said.
"Feels good. Feels good to help the kids out. We have been doing it for a few years and I am sure we will be doing it for a bunch more," Flynn said.
Organizers hope to continue the event for years to come, but with snow like this, interested players shouldn't expect too many red numbers on their scorecard.