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The Northwest Highland Golf Tour is back by popular demand for play in 2006 (...locally known as the Oregon Pasture Golf Tour, or sometimes the Oregon Pasture Open...whatever you call it, those who've played it agree it's definitely one of a kind....)
Awhile ago PastureGolf.com received the following inquiry... Hey Bruce: D'ya still hold the "pasture open", or is that over and done? I have several friends who would like to tackle the challenge of the four original courses, which were, (help me here) Xmas Valley, Kinzua, Bear Creek, and ? We're planning an RV trip in the spring for the purpose of breaking the "record", whatever that might be: Perhaps take the gross score, subtract the # of beers it took to play the course, and arrive at a reasonable net score, or something similar. Love your website......... Dick (11/7/04)
Well, the answer for Dick and others who have been wondering is yes, the PastureGolf.com Northwest Highland Golf Tour is back. It includes the same four courses from the original tour (despite some good natured grumbling by a few about whether one or another course actually qualifies as "highland golf").
The four Oregon courses in the Tour, to be played during the dates of March 1 through September 30, 2006, are Bear Valley Meadows in Seneca, Oregon; Christmas Valley Golf Course in Christmas Valley, Oregon; Condon Golf Course in Condon, Oregon; and Kinzua Hills Golf Club Course near Fossil, Oregon. You will find these to be challenging, indigenous courses and we suggest calling ahead (whenever possible) to determine that you will be able to play on the days you plan to be there as it's a long way to go just to find that you've been trumped by a prescheduled event...note that Kinzua Hills has a fairly full weekend calendar through the summer months.
The Rules for the TourPlay will occur no sooner than March 1 and no later than September 30, 2006. The Tour requires 9-holes of play on the three long courses: Bear Valley Meadows Golf , Christmas Valley Golf Course and Condon Golf Course, and 6-holes of play at Kinzua Hills Golf Club. If you play 18-holes you can choose to submit your best 9-hole (or for Kinzua, 6-hole) score.
We respect the fortitude and gumption, not to mention the spirit of adventure, of those intrepid golfers who care enough to make space in the flow of ordinary days to travel the backroads of Oregon for some out of the ordinary golf. Again, thanks to everyone who played the First through Third Annual Northwest Highland Golf Tours during the great golfing years of 1999-2002. Welcome to all those who are determined to play in 2005. This is a virtual type of golf tournament in that it is very unlikely that any group who heads out to play will bump into any other Highland Tour competitor; though much stranger things have happened. Participants in the tour who play these courses will submit their four individual course playcards by October 15, 2005 so that final placement will be determined, and recognition and awards bestowed.
Award categories are: Men's Best Score, Women's Best Score, Youth's Best Score (under age 18). Prizes of some sort will be awarded to the top finishers in each category. Whatever the prizes are, they won't be worth much. Probably not necessary to even think about declaring them on the old income tax return.
To qualify for the PastureGolf.com Annual Northwest Highland Golf Tour Awards, participants will send all four of their completed course playcards (signed and witnessed) to PastureGolf.com, 185 Beebe Rd., Goldendale, WA 98620.
Results will be tallied by our PastureGolf bookkeeper and reviewed for correctness by other staff members. Recipients of places and awards will be announced on the www.PastureGolf.com website by October 31. For questions regarding the tour, feel free to contact us.
Third Annual Highland Tour - 2002 Results - Congratulations Third Annual Highland Tour Winners and Players! First Place winner was DJ (who receives a round for four at the closest to a true pasture golf course in the City of Portland, namely Top O' Scott), Second Place winner (for the second year in a row) was Don Mann (receiving a truly horrendous golf desk set), Third Place winner was Tim, and Fourth Place was Tyler (both receiving golf trivia books). A special All-Team Award was also presented! Questions? Contact us.
Second Annual Highland Tour - 2001 Results - Congratulations Second Annual Highland Tour Winners and Players! First Place winner was Darrell Johnson (who received a lovely Oregon Road Atlas), Second Place winner was Don Mann and Third Place winner was Sean Byrne (each receiving a Golf Clock & Pen Holder). Special All-Team Awards also presented! Questions? Contact us.
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This Page Updated: May 26, 2006
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