Golf tourney final notice + hotel deal details

12 Aug

The Third Annual Weaver Cup golf tournament is approaching fast and we wanted to provide everyone with an update.

Hotel Information: Receive a 20% discount off the Hotel’s Best Available Rate by calling the Hilton Garden Inn near Mercer University directly at 478-741-5527 and ask for the Weaver Weekend Group Discount when making a reservation or use Group Code WEA when booking online at www.maconmerceruniversity.hgi.com

Golf Tournament: Currently we have 54 players signed up. The soft cutoff will be 60 players and the hard cut off will be 72 players. This format won’t allow more than 72 players. That being said, we HAVE to get 60 players, so if you know anyone that might be interested in playing refer them to the details in a previous post on this blog.

Check-in for the event will be at 10 AM the morning of August 23. We will have a shotgun start at 11 AM. Please bring $50 cash for the entry fee and some extra cash if you want to purchase mulligans.

Coolers: Bowdon Golf Club does allow personal coolers but they ask that the coolers be appropriately sized to fit in the rear basket of the golf cart.

Pairings: Countries and pairings will go out by the end of the week. If we reach 60 players we will send communication that the target has been reached.

Play Format: Each team will play for a country; each country will have 3 teams. The country that accumulates the most points WINS. Each team will play in 2, 9 hole matches where the format will be a scramble match play. The objective is to score as many points as possible.

In this format there is no such thing as 3 and 2 loss, teams play all 9 holes. Point System: 1 point awarded if team wins the hole ½ point awarded to each team if the hole is halved. 1 point awarded to the overall match winner. If match is tied, ½ point will be awarded to each team. The point total should add up to 10 points per match.

Prizes: 1st place country will be the Weaver Cup Champions where ALL members will receive a Weaver Cup. 2nd place country will receive a smaller iteration of the Weaver Cup. 3rd place country will also get a trophy.

There will be closest to the pin contest on every par 3 and a long drive competition on hole 11.

Last, the country that best portrays their local fashion will get a prize. To receive the best dressed prize ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNTRY must participate.

If you have questions about the tournament, or still know of someone who wants to get in, please contact Andrew Mize (phone 706-951-5833) or email him Mize12783@yahoo.com

Battle for The Weaver Cup to be waged on the links Aug. 23

4 Aug

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Tournament Director Andrew Mize has released the details of the 3rd Annual Weaver Cup Golf Tournament, and they sound like it’s going to be a doozy of an event.

Here’s what we know at this writing.

Event date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Registration begins at 10 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m.

Bowdon Golf Course, Macon

$50 per player, payable day of the event

Deadline to sign up is Aug. 12

The event will consist of 2-man teams, Lauderdale match play event (i.e. a 2-man scramble).

This event will incorporate both World Cup and Ryder Cup styles of play.

12 countries will be represented. Each country will play for points and will consist of 3 teams. Each country will have an A team, a B team and a C team, depending on skill level. Therefore, when players register they will be asked the player’s name and for their handicap.

Each team will play two nine-hole matches against teams representing other countries. The team that wins the hole wins 1 point. If the two teams tie, each team gets 1/2 point. The country that collectively gains the most points wins the Weaver Cup. Each team member of the winning team will receive a Weaver Cup.

Awards will be given to champions, best dressed country and skills challenge winners.

Bring your friends for a great day in a fun tournament. Email Andrew Mize at Mize12783@yahoo.com with your tournament players and their handicaps.

See you the day of the tournament!

Proceeds from the tournament and other Weaver’s Weekend activities are used by the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation to support youth sports activities in the Macon area.

 

Tickets now on sale: Save $5 by buying in advance

1 Aug

 

CLICK HERE to buy tickets!

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The Dirty Guv’nahs to headline 2014 concert!

31 Jul

The music lineup for the 2014 Weaver’s Weekend on Aug. 23, 2014 has been announced.

The Dirty Guv’nahs will roll into Macon after playing the previous night in Oxford, Mississippi and rock The Crazy Bull for a terrific night of music, which also will feature Sonia Leigh along with Gringo Grande.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, ages 18+, with the entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Dirty Guv’nahs, a six-piece brotherhood from Knoxville, Tennessee, have been called “a fiercely soulful band” by the Boston Globe, and has been affirmed by Paste Magazine to “know rock and roll from the inside out.”

The live experience of The Dirty Guv’nahs has been hailed as one of the best in the Southeast and according to Music Connection Magazine, “The Dirty Guv’nahs don’t just play music; they capture the human experience through song.”

Sonia Leigh has exploded onto the Nashville scene with her newest smash single, “Put It In Your Pocket” which debut on Sirius XM Radio, 59, The Highway on July 1st 2014. Sonia relocated to Nashville October 2012 from her longtime home of Atlanta and quickly began captivating Nashville audiences with her own special brand of female attitude modern country.

Macon’s own rootsy Southern rockers Gringo Grande will start the night off with plenty of foot-stompin’ and rowdy behavior.

The Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation honor the memory of their friend by raising money to support local youth sports in Macon. Each year the foundation funds The Mike Weaver Award at Vine-Ingle, which is given annually to the Vine-Ingle Little League player who most embodies the sportsmanlike attitude of Mike Weaver.

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, August 1. They will be $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show at the venue.

For press appearances, questions, or comments regarding Weavers Weekend, please contact Co-Chair Stephen Adams at stephenhadams@gmail.com.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/WeaversWeekend

More details will be announced soon, but make your plans TODAY to be in Macon for the 7th edition of Weaver’s Weekend!

Here’s a link to the Guv’nah’s website.

Here’s a link to Sonia Leigh’s website.

Here’s a link to the Gringo Grande Facebook page.

 

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