By Mathew Brock

Pilot Sports Writer

Salmon Run saw an influx of golfers from the valley visit the Coast in order to beat the heat and avoid the wildfire smoke this week.

Combined with the new crowd from Crescent City, things have started to get a little crowded.

The course has advised golfers to begin scheduling their tee times in advance to avoid wait times. Golfers can call the pro shop at 541-469-4888 or go online at salmonrungolf.com to do so.

“We’re encouraging everyone to make tee times,” said Val Early of Salmon Run Management. “People have been expecting to be able to just show up and tee off because they’ve been able to do that for so many years, but we have so many people from out of town making tee times they’ve had to wait.”

The third round of Salmon Run’s summer youth golf camp also started this week with seven kids signing up to learn the basics of the sport. The camp comes to a close this Friday, but a youth tournament will be held on the course on Aug. 18 to wrap up the summer season.

Conditions

Foggy mornings and warm afternoons continue to keep the greens on Salmon Run tame and cool during most of the day. Despite numerous fires in the region, Brookings has been spared the thick smoke that’s been plaguing the valley just across the mountain range.

Coming up

There are no events or tournaments scheduled at Salmon Run for the next to weeks. Things will pick back up again on Aug 9. when the Silver Salmon Ladies Invitational begins after signups ended last week.

The weekly business league played their final regular game this week and will hold their playoff match next Tuesday.

The finals will have two brackets: the top four teams will face off in the top bracket, while the lower bracket will see the next four highest ranked teams play against each other, followed final by the bottom two.

Business league standings:

1. Vista Pub

2. Coos Curry Electric

3. Freeman Rock

4. Brookings PD

5. Musser Olsen Accounting

6. Edward Jones

7. Rivers End Construction

8. ReMax

9. Asana Grille

10. Backstreet Bar

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