Fairway Flicks: Put down the clubs and pick up the popcorn!

That’s right, with Parks & Recreation’s new Fairway Flicks it’s time to tee up a movie and just forget about that embarrassing whiff. 

For those who have never set foot on one of the 450 acres that make up Lexington’s public golf courses, this is an opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery. And golfers can enjoy the course without having to play a game “whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose,” or so said Winston Churchill.

Fairway Flicks will feature pre-show activities starting at 7 p.m. including putting challenges, foot golf, and other child-friendly activities with a chance to win prizes. And after the sun goes down, the movie will begin! 

On June 16 at Tates Creek Golf Course, it’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which gives new meaning to the hazard of sand traps. As Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg putt with boulders, you’ll enjoy a movie under the stars. Tates Creek Golf Course is located at 1400 Gainesway Drive.

On Aug. 11 at Gay Brewer Jr. Golf Course at Picadome, 469 Parkway Drive, have a ball watching a film about golf on a golf course. “Happy Gilmore” features Adam Sandler as a rejected hockey player who tries to put his skills to use on the golf course to save his grandmother’s house.

Admission: $3 per person over the age of 13.

More golfing events
Next month, Lexington Parks & Recreation will be hosting the 43rd Girls Junior PGA Championship at Kearney Hill Golf Links and the city is still seeking volunteers.  Every volunteer will receive a Polo Golf shirt and hat, a round of free golf for every two shifts worked, and a chance to see the best junior golfers in the nation. Volunteers can register online by the deadline, June 8.

To learn more about Lexington Parks & Recreation’s 2018 golf tournaments visit lexingtonky.gov/golf-tournaments.  

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photo of Tates Creek Golf Course hole #13