At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 teams of four players teed off using illuminated golf balls at the fifth annual Cedar Hill Golf Course Superintendent’s Revenge Tournament.
Gregory Parker has played on many a fairway in his 23 years of amateur golf. The Brockton resident has even played in the snow with colored golf balls.
But golf in the dark?
Now, that’s a twist, Parker said at the fifth annual Cedar Hill Golf Course Superintendent’s Revenge Tournament over the weekend.
“It’s more fun than a challenge,” said Parker. “I’m a little excited and a little nervous at the same time.”
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 teams of four players teed off using illuminated golf balls. They tracked their progress with the aid of green glow sticks placed strategically about the 9-hole tournament course. Once the players were on a green, illuminated holes and flag sticks guided the players on each putt.
Golf course superintendent Jody Smith said the glow-in-the dark challenge was his way of outdoing last year’s tournament playing nine holes backwards.
“People kept asking me, ‘How are you going to top last year?’ I told them ‘I’ve got a plan,’” Smith said.