By Mathew Brock

Pilot Sports Writer

Clarification: An earlier version of this article implied that Salmon Run will be closed multiple days next week. The course will only be closed the morning of Aug. 11 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With fires raging on in the valley, Salmon Run is still seeing an influx of golfers make their way to the coast to play and take advantage of the clear skies while they last.

The course’s summer kids camp ended last week, with 18 kids coming out to learn the basics of golf over the last few weeks. From chipping to putting, they learned the ins and outs of golf from the high school golfers and course staff.

“It’s important to get young kids interested in golf because they’ll always be the future of the sport,” said Val Early of Salmon Run.

The final round of the Brookings Business League’s regular team play ended last week, with the 10 teams moving into three finals brackets to play over the next two weeks, with the first round ending late Tuesday night.

Signups have started for the Prowl and Growl Golf Tournament on Sept. 15 put on by the Brookings Police Department to raise money in support of the local K9 unit. The entry fee is $75 per four person team, which includes a round of golf, carts, tee prizes, and lunch. The tournament is a scramble format with no handicaps. For more information contact officer Zane VanZelf at 541-469-3118 or send an email to zvanzelf@brookings.or.us.

Conditions

While fog has been hanging high over Brookings well into the day, Salmon Run is still seeing many sunny afternoons. Foggy mornings have kept the area cool and despite ongoing fires in the surrounding area the air has been clear of smoke, making for good conditions on the greens.

Coming up

This week is looking pretty clear for Salmon Run in terms of major events, with the tournament being the two-day Silver Salmon Invitational Aug. 9-10.

Right after the Silver Salmon, South Coast Lumber will be holding a private tournament on the morning of Aug. 11. Salmon Run will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. that morning.

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