As spring transitions into summer, one of the first things on alot of people's minds is GOLF! Well, its time to break out the sticks for a worthy cause. Two Vandal Golf Tournaments are coming up which are charitable events to benefit University of Idaho Athletics. The first event is the <b>Idaho Vandal / Jason Kelley Memorial Scramble</b> in Jackpot, Nevada on June 7. One week later is the 15th Annual <b>Vandal-Bronco Challenge</b> at Meadow Creek Golf and Field Club on June 14th and 15th.

Idaho Vandal / Jason Kelley Memorial Scramble

It's that time of year again. The Magic Valley chapter is planning our annual Idaho Vandal/Jason Kelley Memorial Jackpot Golf Scramble again. Registration papers are in the mail but we wanted to get the word out to those that, for one reason or another, might not be on our mailing list.

We are scheduled for Friday June 7th in beautiful downtown Jackpot Nevada. Check-in is at 12:30 with a shotgun start at 1:30. The cost is the same as last year, $75/per person if you are registered and your team is paid for 1 week prior to the event. It's $80 if you pay at the golf course. There will be a barbecue afterwards at the golf course and prizes will once again be awarded for the best and worst teams.

We have a block of rooms reserved for us at Cactus Pete's ranging in price from $55-$69. Call to make your reservation by 5/25/02 and use account numbers TWR793258 & HS793260. Their number is 1-800-821-1103. Please call Trevor Tarter @ 1-208-737-0277 or Jeff Blick @ 1-208-733-7653 with any questions you may have. Hurry, time is running out and spaces are filling up quickly. Please put your teams together today and help us raise scholarship monies for our beloved Vandals.

UI-BSU Golf Challenge

The 2002 UI-BSU Golf Challenge will be held on June 14th and 15th in New Meadows, Idaho. This will be the 15th annual match, which continues to be a major fund raising activity for both universities.

The course this year will be the Meadow Creek Golf Resort, just 13 Miles from McCall. As some of you may know, Golf Professional Carl Hoss and his staff have moved to this facility. Carl has been incredibly helpful and a huge supporter of this tournament. As a result both programs have decided to stay with Carl. The New Meadows Resort has also been very generous and the programs will raise more money as a result.

The roster of participants will be 66 men and 12 women on each team. The tournament format will be the same as in the past. The days and time have changed somewhat, but should be very accommodating to travel and weather.

Friday, June 14th will be a 3-person scramble, with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 15th will be an individual match and a 2-person team match with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Call New Meadows at 1-800-347-2555 for a practice round.
The entry fee for this year will be $125 per person. This fee includes green fees, BBQ dinner after the tournament is completed, and an Adidas golf shirt.

Nelson's Car Dealership in Moscow is sponsoring a Hole-In-One contest on Saturday. A 2002 Buick Century will be the hole prize on a selected par three, and the other par threes will have prizes such as:

1) GMAC Smart Care plan and 3 Nike wedges.
2) 4-day 3-night golf vacation at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida.
3) 4-day 3-night golf vacation at the Palm Coast Resort in Florida.
Special thanks to Tripp Nelson and Elmer Hanson of Nelson's Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Buick.

Each Participant must have an established and verifiable handicap. Pairings will be assigned by handicaps at the direction of the team captains.

There will be a Vandal get-together at the home of Alan and Sue Atwood. Alan and Sue have graciously offered their home for a mid-game get together on Friday at 7 p.m.. All Vandals are cordially invited. Thanks Alan and Sue!

Useful Information:

Hotel in New Meadows

    Hartland Inn and Hotel 208-347-2114

Hotels in McCall

    Best Western 800-528-1234
    Super 8 (208-634-4637)
    The Woodsman Motel (208-634-7671)
    Scandia Inn Motel (208-634-7394)
    Riverside Motel and Condos (800-326-5610)

For sign up information call:

Brad Rickel
Head Golf Coach

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