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Buckle Series and Golf League

Cottonwood Buckle Series

On March 6, at the "Cottonwood Equestrian and Animal Events Center", the "Cottonwood Buckle Series" will begin. Warm-up and registration starts at 5 p.m. the event starts at 5:30 p.m. The series will consist of timed barrel racing and timed pole bending, cost $5 for barrel and $5 for pole bending. Their will be seven divisions based on times, each division winner will receive a brand new "Montana Silversmiths" buckle. Those not wishing to compete can ride for time only, which cost $3 for barrel and $3 for pole bending.

The arena is located next to the Verde Valley Fairgrounds in Cottonwood AZ.

For any questions please contact Hezekiah Allen, Recreation Coordinator for the City of Cottonwood at 928-639-3200 or visit our website at http://www.ci.cottonwood.az.us/equest2.htm.

Open Verde Valley Golf League

The Cottonwood and Camp Verde Parks & Recreation Departments are teaming up with the Verde Santa Fe and Beaver Creek Golf Pros for another Verde Valley Golf League season. The registration deadline for this league is March 19. All teams need to have a registration sheet filled out at the Cottonwood or Camp Verde Parks & Recreation to be eligible for the league. A single person may register and the Parks & Recreations Departments will try and fill a four-player team with single players. The registration is for four player teams, opportunity for a fifth player can be accommodated, but that player will be used as an alternate.

Games will be played at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course on the opening Friday and then alternate the next week to Beaver Creek Golf Course for a duration of five weeks. A Scramble, Best Ball and Stroke Shot format will be incorporated during league play. Tee times are scheduled for 4:30 P.M. each Friday at the designated course. The league will begin at Verde Santa Fe on March 21, 2008 and rotate courses until April 18.

The registration fee for the league is $16 per player per week plus tax. The fees will be taken at the golf course the day of league play or a one-time fee of $80 per player can be paid individually to either Parks and Recreation Department. Ask your Parks & Recreation representative about the corporate golf sponsor for all our local businesses. For further details call Ryan Bigelow at 639-3200x13 or Joe Perez at 567-0535x132.

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