Sign up Today for the Republic Bank Golf, Tennis and Bridge Challenge

If you’re looking for a way to spend a day having fun with your friends, Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community Center may have the answer. Come out to Standard Country Club on Monday, June 27, for the Republic Bank Golf Challenge.


And if golf is not your game, they’ve added tennis and bridge tournaments to up the fun. Top all that off with an auction, wonderful prizes and a dinner.

If a golfer is lucky enough to make that once-in-a-lifetime hole in one, one can win a three-year lease on a Mustang convertible or $50,000 in cash. The Republic Bank Beat the Banker also will be on a par three hole. The top three winning teams for golf will receive either a foursome from Persimmon Ridge Golf Course, Belterra Casino Resort and Standard Country Club.

At Persimmon Ridge, the natural lay of the land allowed golf course architect Arthur Hills to create a masterpiece of golf course design, which won the prestigious Golf Digest 2007 Outstanding Design award. The 18-hole championship layout takes you through woods, over creeks, around lakes and through a 120-foot elevation change during your round. Persimmon Ridge is ranked one of the most challenging golf courses in the region.

To experience the thrill of a world-class golf course, play the championship course at Belterra. Designed by legend Tom Fazio, each of the 18 holes was created to highlight the natural surroundings, winding through lakes and over 2,200 trees. Ranked in the top 20 casino golf courses in the United States by Golfweek in 2007, it challenges players with water hazards and bunkers set amidst the beautiful rolling hills.

Standard Country Club 18-hole course is considered to be one of the best in the Louisville and surrounding areas. The course is renowned for its tight Zoysia fairways and smooth bent grass greens.

For the first time, the silent auction will be offering a very exciting hour ride in the UPS Flight Simulator for four persons. Heaven Hill has donated a Bourbon Tasting for 12 persons. There are U of L football tickets, a signed football from the Indianapolis Colts, a dinner for two at Proof on Main, a golf package from Kentucky State Parks, an annual membership to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, A Southern Comfort Golf Pack from Brown-Forman, and many more.

The golf tournament always attracts golfers, but tennis and bridge players are encouraged to sign-up. The tennis and bridge tournaments begin at 1 p.m. and will finish at the same time as the golfers return to the clubhouse. Prizes will be awarded at the dinner following the completion of the games.

Participation in the golf challenge costs $250 per person, which includes dinner and the chance to win prizes. A company-sponsored foursome runs $2500; a sponsored twosome costs $1800.

The Tennis Tournament will run from 2-5 p.m. in a mixed doubles, round robin format for 3.0 or below and 3.5 or above. Players can register as individuals or as a doubles team. Registration fee is $60 per person, which includes dinner.

The Duplicate Bridge Tournament will run from 1-5 p.m. It is preferable to have partners register together (registration fee is $25 per person). If participants would like to stay for dinner, the cost is $35 per person.

Please contact Sally Hollingsworth at JFCS, or 452-6341, ext. 240 for more information and to register to play.

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