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14 - Mountain Messenger- February 25, 2017 - The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley www.mountainmessenger.com Golf tee times constructed greens and signature stocked sod bun- kers throughout the course, playing the Meadows Course will be a completely new experience for golfers at The Greenbrier. "We are so proud of the new Meadows Course," said Jamie Hamilton, as- sociate director of .golf, The Greenbrier. "In this business, courses always have to evolve, and we're confident that the upgrades have brought the Meadows Course on par with our other courses, which have hosted. so many prominent events. It will be an enjoyable and challenging experience for golfers of all levels." The Old White TPC Course, which has been up- graded with new fairways, greens and bunkers, is ex- pected to open to the public on July 10. Although renowned ar- chitect Keith Foster kept its routing plan and hole concepts intact, every green complex on The Old White TPC was rebuilt, while trees were selectively thinned to reintroduce views and sight lines not seen for decades. "We didn't want to lose any of the history of this beautiful course, which first opened in 1914," said Hill Herrick, head golf prOfes- sional, The Greenbrier. "It has withstood the test of time and is one of the favor- ite stops on the PGA TOUR, because of both its history and its design. "Golfers will find new grasses and new green complexes throughout the course that will make the experience a new one, even for those who have en- joyed The Old White TPC throughout its long and sto- riedhistory." The Greenbrier Sporting Club, a members-only club, features the Tom Fazio- designed Snead Course. Its front 9 is scheduled to open Apr. 14 with the en- tire course opening on May 13. Oaldaurst Links, which opened in 1884 and is the oldest golf club designed and built in America, is ex- pected to reopen in the early summer. Work continues on the new mountaintop course, which will be part of the Oakhurst neighborhood of The Greenbrier Sport= ing Club. Designed by four icons of the game of golf- Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and the late Arnold Palmer - the new course is expected to be more than 8,000 yards long and will honor the legacy of the legends who designed it. There's also a golfing option for the days when Mother Nature simply won't cooperate. The Greenbrier's TruGolf Simulator gives golfers an opportunity to hone their swings before the spring begins or maintain it Continued from Page 5 during rainy days during the season. Available through the end of March, the simu- lator features 85 world-re- nowned golf courses and 36 modes of play. Its TruTrack tracking system gives pre- cise and immediate feed- back about ball flight, club head positioning, swing path, club speed and more. "It's a really versatile ma- chine," said Billy Winters, director of golf instruction, The Greenbrier. "From an analytical standpoint, it pro- vides everything you need to know, whether you're practicing or taking a les- son. It's a tremendous train- ing tool, as well as a great deal of fun." For more information on any of The Greenbrier's golf offerings, visit www. greenbrier.com/golf. To book your tee times call 877-599-9153 or e-mail teetimes@greenbrier.com. By Mark Robinson On Friday evening, Feb. 17, the top high school team in the state came to Fairlea to play the Greenbrier East Spartans. Bluefield, 16-3 coming in, went home with a 56-46 victory, /he result of a frantic, relentless pace of play that resulted in de- fensive steals, and offensive pressure. They were led by Mookie Collier, Who scored 23 points and provided dy- namic floor leadership. His quickness, speed, and ball- handling ability were phe- nomenal. For East, Seth Brown was high scorer with 141 East shot only 7 of 27 from three-point range, with no one hiring more than one except Corey Beswick, who shot 4 of 8, including a stretch in the first half when .' he hit three shots in quick succession. It was East's (Photo by Mark Robinson) Nethaniel Patton gets away with a loose ball during East's game against Bluefield Thursday evening, Feb. 16. Bluefleld, ranked number one in the state, won the game, 56-46. shooting in the first half that provided them a lead, but that cooled off in the second half, and Bluefield climbed ahead. Bluefield had 18 steals in the game; East had only 4. That was the differ- ence. As coach Jim Justice said afterward, "The differ- ence in the game was their defensive quickness. That was it." Like us on Face Planning is underway for the 2017-18 school cal- endar. Greenbrier County Schoolsis seeking parent, student, staff and commu- nity input through a brief on- line school calendar survey. The survey, available now through Mar. 7 at Green- brierCountySchools.org, engages stakeholders in the planning process by asking them to rank their priorities on a variety of options con- sidered in setting the school calendar. "We truly value parent, student, staff and commu- nity input as we make de- cisions about school start dates, scheduled breaks and scheduled make-up days. We welcome the feedback and invite all of our stakeholders to complete the survey," said Superintendent Jeff Bryant. Pursuant to provisions of the West Virginia State Co~ 18-5-45; 18-5A-5; 18/~- 5-2; and State Board of Ed- ucation P0!icy 3234, each county board is required to prepare a school calendar for the upcoming year and submit it to the State Su- perintendent of Schools for approval. Calendars must meet guidelines and require- ments set forth in state code and state board policy. A copy of current school cal- endar requirements, guide- lines and sample calendars are available for review on the WV Department of Edu- cation website. "Our school calendar is largely prescribed by state code and policy, however, in the areas where we can make local decisions we want to make sure our families, staff and community have a voice," said Bryant. High Many Greenbrier County residents have been as- signed new addresses by the 911 addressing office. As a result, the Renick High School Alumni Committee needs updated addresses to prepare for the 2017 Re- union on May 13. Also, the addresses of any Renick students that attended the Renick school but had to graduate from Frankford 1963-1968. If you know a family member or friends who have had ad- dress changes and do not receive an invitation, please share this request with them. Updates may be sent to Bonnie Brown, 191 Front Street, Renick, WV 24966 or call 304-497-3542. AN UPTO There's never been a better time to be a ply for New River CTC scholarship The New River Com- result of our generous do- munity and Technical Col- nors," said interim executive lege Foundation is accept- director of the foundation, ing scholarship applications Michael Green. from new and current stu- Some scholarships are dents as well as graduafmg need-based, others have high school seniors now county residency or academ- through Apr. 3 for the fall ic achievement requirements 2017 and spring 2018 se- and others are based upon mesters, community service, military "New River Community service, leadership experi- and Technical College Foun- ence or field of study. An ration provides more than essay stating the purpose for $50,000 in student scholar- applying, letters of recom- ships each year as a direct mendation and previous high by April 3 school or college transcripts are required to apply. For more information or to submit an application, visit https://nrctcf.org. Schol- arship information is also available in the admissions offices and student success centers at each New River CTC campus. If you have questions or require assistance with the application process, contact Kelly Taber at 304-929-6734 or foundation@newriver. t26B Of higher ptari required m ~ pu ta Ira; Shared~neesl Pla~ and Retail I~"~llra~ ~ntr~t r~ui~ I~redii approval also required. A $25 ~d~en Fee ~lee, A ~ C~t Re.ely Foe (~orrsnl~/$2,02/lleelmo@~ appiies; ~ls is net a ~ or ~emmo~-~uired ~arQe. Additio~l teen (ieoledlng [~m Coneec~on Char~es), ~ on~s, CO~d ~ and uover~ge areas apply and nJay v~ by pla~ se~loo and p~e. 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