Sports Briefs

SARC open house is Saturday

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (610 N. Fifth Ave.) hosts an open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 14.

The event features tours of the center, class demonstrations and refreshments. Visitors receive a free pass to return for a future visit and refreshments.

Class demonstrations include: "Test Your Balance" with Teresa, 11:10-11:25 a.m.; "Yoga" with Kim, 11:35-11:50 a.m.; "Line Dancing" (a new offering) with Theresa, Noon-12:15 p.m.; and "Endurance Circuit Training" with Brandon, 12:30-12:50 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, call 683-3344.

SkyRidge hosts Gut Buster, St. Paddy's tournaments

SkyRidge Golf Course (7015 Old Olympic Highway) is the site for a pair of tourneys in March.

On March 14, SkyRidge hosts the course's third-annual Saint Paddy's Day tournament. This is a four-person scramble. The $160-per-team entry fee pays for lunch (a traditional Irish stew and dessert), range balls, four KP holes, a long putt contest on hole No. 18, a "perfect shot" contest on the first hole and, after the round of golf, a "big break" skills challenge. Additional honey pots are $40. The tourney also features a contest for the best-dressed Irish Duffer. The tourney starts at 9:30 a.m.

On March 21, SkyRidge is home to the Gut Buster tournament. The format is individual medal play. Men play both nine holes from the black tees (6,710 total yards) while women play from the silver tees (6,070 total yards). The $55-per-player entry fee includes lunch, range balls, four KP holes, honey pot and a long putt contest on hole No. 18. The tourney features men's and women's divisions for gross and net play. First tee times start at 9 a.m. barring frost delays. Carts are $15 per seat.

For more information, call the SkyRidge pro shop at 683-3673.

Club walk to explore Old Fort Townsend

Join the Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club for an Old Fort Townsend walk on March 14.

The walk follows nature and hiking trails through the heavily wooded Old Fort Townsend Park, exploring the area's military history dating to pioneer days.

There are 5- and 10-kilometer options for this walk.

Following the event, walkers head to the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 Sims Way in Port Townsend, to have lunch and discuss the group's activities. Walkers meet and sign in at Swain's Outdoors in Port Townsend (602 E. First St.) before 9 a.m.

Those wanting to carpool from Sequim and vicinity are asked to meet at the QFC shopping center, 990 E. Washington St.; the carpool leaves there at 8 a.m.

For more information, call Mary Allen Clark at 452-0593.

Junior golf camp opens for spring break

SkyRidge Golf Course (7015 Old Olympic Highway) hosts a junior golf camp from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 30-April 1.

The camp is open to boys and girls of ages 6-15.

Cost is $50 per player, or $30 each for families registering two or more siblings.

Instruction is provided by SkyRidge staff members and includes most aspects of the game: grip, stance, posture, chipping, pitching, sand practice, putting, golf etiquette and rules of the game. Snacks and drinks are provided each day, along with a camp T-shirt and group photo.

For more information, call the SkyRidge pro shop at 683-3673.

Senior softball begins 2009 season

Sequim Senior Softball hosts practice sessions at the two fields at Carrie Blake Park at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday morning through the summer and fall months.

Men of ages 50 years and older and women 45 years and older are welcome to come out for practice and pick-up games.

The competitive league starts in May and includes 13 games. Two teams from Sequim and one each from Port Angeles and Port Townsend are scheduled to play. For more information, call 681-2587.

Ridge offers one more

one-day lesson

Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club Ski and Snowboard School's "Learn to Ski or Snowboard in One Day" package has one remaining date: Saturday, March 14.

This end-of-the-season promotion cost is $50 per person per day and includes an all-day lift ticket, two hours of group instruction from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and choice of rentals: skis, boots and poles from Hurricane Ridge Lodge or snowboard, bindings and boots from North by Northwest.

Purchase in advance at Angeles Electric, 524 E. First St. in Port Angeles. For more information, call 461-3633 or 461-1764.

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