Buzz: Rome Braves bringing Target Golf to stadium in October. Pickleball tournament to benefit Family Resource Center. Traffic note: April Drive area.

Buzz: Rome Braves bringing Target Golf to stadium in October. Pickleball tournament to benefit Family Resource Center. Traffic note: April Drive area.

The Rome Braves’ first Target Golf event is set for Oct. 7 and 14 at State Mutual Stadium from 5 to 9 each night.
Golfers of all ages and abilities will compete to win prizes from area restaurants and businesses. The unique golfing experience is a nine-hole target-style course, with tee boxes set up on an elevated platform in the Suzuki Showcase in right field. Aim for targets to win prizes from the Braves, Coca-Cola, Bev South, Stonebridge Golf Club, Giggity’s, Hardee’s, sweetFrog, Las Palmas, Summit Hill Foods/Louisiana Hot Sauce and Texas Roadhouse.
The fee is $100 per bay per half-hour, up to five golfers per bay. Each golfer will receive a hot dog and beverage and an hour rental of Launchbox, a TopGolf type experience, courtesy of Stonebridge Golf Club. Other food and beverage items will be available in the Suzuki Showcase.
  • Players must provide their own clubs and are only permitted to use wedge clubs.
  • Players must arrive 10 minutes before their tee time and are to park at Gate 6, near the Picnic Pavilion in right field.
  • COVID note: Tee boxes will be socially distanced, and the Rome Braves will provide hand sanitizer.
To book a tee time, head to this link. For more information, e-mail romebraves.com or call the office at 706-378-5100.

The Rome Tennis Center and local pickleball enthusiasts are joining forces to present the Inaugural Pickleball Partnership Tournament on Sept. 25.

Proceeds will benefit the Family Resource Center, a child abuse prevention agency serving Rome/Floyd County families since 1991. The event will be held at the Downtown Tennis Center starting at 8 am.  This will be a Coed Doubles (2 partners any gender) Round Robin Event.  Top players will receive a gift bag and medal.

The cost per player is $40 and online registrations can be made at www.pickleballbrackets.com/?Rome .  Registrations must be made by Sept. 18. COVID note: Masks will only be required inside Tennis Center facilities.



Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, Floyd County Public Works will close April Road to repair a failed cross drain.  This is a dead end road, and two houses will be affected by this closure.  Accommodations will be made for the residents on April Drive.  Projected re-opening of April Road is by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

 

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