PBC Golf Tournament – Jake Hall – Sports Information

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I recently worked the Peach Belt Conference golf tournament at Callaway Gardens. The first day was interesting because it was storming. The rain came down pretty heavy and at first they were attempting to continue with the golf tournament, but eventually they called it. They sent me to the 18th hole.

It was kind of cool because they gave me my own golf cart to drive back and forth between the course and the club house. My job was to collect the scores from the 16th hole to the 18th hole and text them into the official score keeper. As I said eventually they called me to come back to the club house to see if they will continue the first round. They eventually just called the first round off.

The second day of the tournament they sent me to the fourth hole. It was still raining a little bit, but not as much as day one. It was peaceful sitting on the golf course. You really have to experience it some day because it is quite scenic. I did the same job as day one except this time I kept track of holes 1 through 3. When all the golfers came through my station I went back into the club house. I had a blast at the course.

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Brandon Lashley – Steeple Chase – Off to the Races

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It is not everyday that a college student gets to be a part of something as big as planning and advertising of a Steeple Chase. I am grateful that I have been afforded this opportunity. I want to first tell you a little about the Steeple Chase in which Callaway Gardens holds on a yearly basis this being the 29th annual event, then discussing what I will be doing.

As I stated before this year will be the 29th annual event Callaway will be hosting, which is sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association (NSA). There are a total of 26 Steeple Chase events within a given season consisting of nearly 200 races with a total purse of more than 4.6 million dollars per year. Many events will take place the day of the Steeple Chase in which I may elaborate on later.

As an intern for Callaway Gardens in this event process it has been tasked to me to learn as much as I can about Callaway and the Steeple Chase. This alone will take quite a few days. I will be working with very influential people within the surrounding area to help promote and plan for the event. I will also be assisting with a Campaigns class this semester to promote the Steeple Chase to Columbus State University students. This is only a snapshot of some of the things I will be doing and will hope to accomplish.

This is an exciting time for myself and CSU as a whole to participate in this event. I am proud to be a part of this and hope to exceed the role of intern.

For more information about the event go to www.steeplechaseatcallaway.org
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