Don’t miss Pine Tree Hospice’s Snow Golf Tournament

By Fern Morrison
Foxcroft Academy sophomore

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Pine Tree Hospice will hold its annual Snow Golf Tournament on Feb. 9 at the Foxcroft Golf Club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snow golf is an innovative new winter sport. It has the same goal as the familiar game of golf, but tennis balls are used in place of golf balls and snow replaces grassy terrain. The tournament will be a scramble format with two players to a team. This event will also include fun activities for the whole family, including tug-of-war, snowball toss, snow coloring, freeze tag and more.


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    ICE TEE OFF — Fred Andrews lines up a shot at last year’s Pine Tree Hospice Snow Golf Tournament. This year’s event will take place at the Foxcroft Golf Course in Dover-Foxcroft on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The day will finish with the much-anticipated chili cookoff. Milo Trade Winds, Indian Hill Trading Post, Will’s Shop ‘n Save, The Nor’easter and Spring Creek Barbeque will prepare their best chili recipes, which will be judged by Foxcroft Academy football coach Danny White, Dexter Town Manager Linda Jean Briggs and Channel 5’s Todd Simcox.


Observer file photos/Stuart Hedstrom

    PLENTY OF FROZEN WATER HAZARDS — During the day last year teams of golfers used clubs, rackets and tennis balls for a round of snow golf at the Foxcroft Golf Club as they made their way across a course of freshly fallen snow to land the balls inside several hula hoop holes (below right). The snow golf event served as a fundraiser for Pine Tree Hospice of Dover-Foxcroft (564-4346 and www.pinetreehospice.org) and included other activities such as creating snowmen under ideal conditions (below right).


Pine Tree Hospice is a non-profit organization working to provide end-of-life care and help support those who have lost loved ones. Pine Tree Hospice holds many community-centered events to help raise funds to continue this meaningful service. The cost for playing snow golf (which includes a delicious lunch) is $25 with a student rate of $15, lunch only will be $5, and families who would prefer to not eat lunch and participate in the family activities only can do so for a total of $20.

    To ensure a spot in the tournament, RSVP at 564-4346. Be sure not to miss this lively, one-of-a-kind event.

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