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Golfers brave weather to swing some clubs for charity


How about a game of golf in snow and freezing rain? While the Super Bowl is the highlight of sports this weekend, it's not the only game being played. Some golfers, were thinking spring, Saturday.

The 18 Hole Ice Golf Tournament was put on by the Flippin Cow. The event had 120 players taking hacks in the snow. "Sitting around trying to figure out what to do when you have a frozen tundra out in front of you on the lake and you know, let's play golf," says Flippin Cow owner, Cam Snyder.

Participant, John Wright says, "Well it's just something to do on a winter day that you can't do on the real golf course so this is a good break in the middle of the winter to get out and swing some golf clubs."

The golfers used real PGA clubs and hit tennis balls, so they wouldn't get lost in the snow. While there may have been a combination of snow and rain falling, it didn't stop these people from having some fun and that includes one golfer from Florida! "I'm used to playing golf in Fort Myers everyday so why not play up here," says participant Jim Troyer.

While most players were bundled up from head to toe, Troyer went a difference route, wearing shorts! "I don't have any pants. They don't sell pants in Florida," jokes Troyer.

The event was $50 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Simonton Lake Sportsmanship Club and Preservation Fund. "You can hear the hooting and hollering in the background. It's snowing like crazy and 31 degrees and we're all having fun and raising money at the same time," says Snyder.

The Ice Golf Tournament originally started 10 years ago at Coverdale Lake before it was moved to Simonton Lake six years ago.

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