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Ryder Cup tees off Oct. 9

Ryder Cup Oct 9th-11th

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will host its annual Ryder Cup tournament Oct. 9-11 at Prairie Trace Golf Course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Gardner)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s own Ryder Cup is set for Oct. 9-11 at Prairie Trace Golf Course.

The tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. with a two-person scramble. Sunday will feature two-person best ball, and Monday’s final round will be two-person alternate shot.

Each day, competitors will have a chance to win prizes.

The tournament has been a mainstay for the base over the last two decades and presents a great opportunity for players to go out and enjoy some friendly competition under a challenging format.

“This event has 20-plus years of tradition here at Wright-Patt,” said Anthony Harris, the 88th Force Support Squadron’s golf course manager. “The goal this weekend is to provide a fun and enjoyable golf experience.”

This year’s Ryder Cup provides a more unique aspect as the course introduces a couple of new hole locations that will have their own complications for players to adjust to.

“Due to the (NASIC) construction, two new holes we haven’t had the last two years makes this year a bit different,” Harris said. “Ramping back up since the two new holes are opened makes this year interesting in that the golfers who haven’t played this course in a while will have to face that obstacle.”   

Registration is still ongoing through Oct. 8.

The entry fee is $35, which includes prizes and lunch on the last day. This does not cover green and cart fees.

For more information, call Prairie Trace Golf Course at 937-257-7961.