Graysburg Hills hosting Shoot-Out, Pro-Am

from staff reports


   The third annual Tennessee Long Drive Shoot-Out and Pro-Am Tournament is scheduled for June 21-23 at Graysburg Hills Golf Course in Greeneville.
   The tournament is sponsored by the Laughlin Health Care Foundation/Laughlin Memorial Hospital (Greeneville) in partnership with Bart Harsell, long drive professional.
   Schedule
   Saturday, June 21
   * Re/Max World Qualifier: Graysburg Hills Golf Course, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. About 20 long-drive professionals are expected to participate in this event. This is a qualifier for the world event and no prize money is awarded.
   Sunday, June 22
   * The Laughlin Long Drive Shoot-Out Qualifier: Graysburg Hill Golf Course. Number One Tee. 7:30 a.m. until completed. This shoot-out will offer a purse of approximately $24,000, depending on entries. Presently, 34 long drivers from across the United States are registered to compete.
   * A free youth golfing clinic is open to all young golfers at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday at Graysburg. Bart Hartsell, the region's professional long driver, other visiting long drive professionals, and Steve Munson, resident pro at Graysburg, will conduct the free clinic. There will be general encouragement to young golfers, along with trick shots from the long drivers and autographs from the visiting professionals.
   Monday, June 23
   * Laughlin Pro-Am Tournament: Graysburg Golf Course. Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.
   * Long Drive Shoot-out Finals, immediately following the Pro-Am Tournament.
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   All of the long-drive events are free to the public, and golf enthusiasts are encouraged to come watch these young men from across the United States hit "the long ball."
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   Carl Wolter, the reigning Long Drive World Champion, is registered for this unique golfing event. He made his first trip to the Re/Max world finals a memorable one. The 26-year-old Pennsylvania high school teacher, a Re/Max WLDC rookie, smoked a veteran field with a drive of 384 yards, 15 inches to win the world championship and $80,000 in October of 2002 in Mesquite, Nevada.