How do you play golf at night when there are no lights on the course?
The has found a way. The answer is glowing golf balls and it only happens once a year at the , according to Communications and Foundation Manager Darla Kuhs.
Registration is now open for the annual event which starts at nightfall Sept. 14 at the Deerfield Golf Club and benefits the Deerfield Parks Foundation.
“It’s our major fundraiser for the year,” Kuhs said. “It provides $15,000 worth of grant money.” The proceeds help children attend Park District programs through an application process and a variety of other programs.
The event is not the normal golf event. Teams of up to six golfers limited to four clubs each play five holes in a best ball scramble. Players do not need to have a lot of golf expertise, according to a news release from the Park District. The fee is $400 per team.
Glow stick technology rules the evening. “The ball glows,” Kuhs said. “Each person has a glow stick so other people can see them.” The pins on the greens have glow sticks affixed as well so the players know where to aim the ball.
Before playing, participants will have dinner starting at 6:45. There are contests and prizes before heading out to the golf course.
Players can register on line, at the club or at the Jewett Park Community Center.