Segra Stadium Transforms to Temporary Golf Course (9/25/2020)September 25, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Woodpeckers Transform Ballpark to ‘The Links at Segra Stadium’
Tee times now available for the 9-hole course
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Woodpeckers are transforming their ballpark in to a 9-hole golf course called ‘The Links at Segra Stadium’ from October 16th through October 18th. This event is for golfers of all ages and abilities who want an experience unlike any they have ever had. The target-style course will feature nine tee boxes located throughout the outfield concourse. Each tee box will have a designated hole on the Segra Stadium playing surface that golfers will aim at.
The cost to play the course is $100.00 per group (maximum four golfers). Golfers will receive three shots per hole and will move along the outfield concourse to each tee box in numerical order as they play the course.
The field will have nine holes with flags cut into it. Each hole will lie in a larger “green” area that will be marked. Golfers will tee off from each of the nine platforms towards their designated hole. A scoring system will be implemented based on where your best ball lands on each hole in relation to its location. The longest hole is 130 yards. Players are asked to use appropriate golf clubs for the hole lengths. No drivers or woods are permitted. All golfers must provide their own clubs.
Social distancing will always be in effect between groups. The flow will be set-up in the ballpark so groups do not pass each other. Golf balls will be collected and sanitized after each use. Face coverings are required on entry into the stadium and when social distancing is not possible.
To book your tee time for The Links at Segra Stadium, please visit our website at www.fayettevillewoodpeckers.com.
ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS
The Houston Astros own and operate its Class A Advanced minor league affiliate, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. The Astros agreed to a 30-year lease and are invested in the long-term success of the City of Fayetteville. The team’s direction focuses on creating a culture of success with an accessible management team, building the best young talent in baseball, engaging with fans, and connecting the community with an exciting, family-friendly experience. For more information on the Woodpeckers, please visit http://www.fayettevillewoodpeckers.com
ABOUT THE HOUSTON ASTROS
The 2017 World Champion Houston Astros have been Houston’s hometown baseball team since 1962, when the Colt .45s first took the field in Colt Stadium. Three years later, the team became the Houston
Astros as a tribute to America’s “Space City” and will be entering their 58th season in Major League Baseball. In 2013, the Astros moved to the American League West Division, becoming the first franchise to move from the National League to the American League. The Astros are also the only team in MLB history to have won both an American and National League pennant. For 81 regular season games a year, the Astros can be found on their home field at Minute Maid Park, where families and friends come together to enjoy America’s favorite pastime in one of baseball’s most comfortable and fan-friendly ballparks. In addition to striving for success on the field, the Astros take pride in their local community and are committed to making Houston a better place by honoring our nation’s military, combatting homelessness, aiding in the fight against cancer and supporting youth baseball and softball through the Astros Foundation’s cornerstone programs. For more information on the Astros, please visit www.astros.com.
ABOUT SEGRA STADIUM
Segra Stadium, named a Ballpark Digest ‘Ballpark of the Decade’, is a $40 million state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue is a catalyzing economic development tool that attracts and retains business, provides national exposure, increases civic and community pride, and provides for an improved quality of life for residents. Designed for baseball, concerts, and a host of other activities the venue seats 5,242 for baseball and up to 10,000 for major outdoor events. It features natural grass, a 25x70 LED scoreboard, six luxury suites, four field boxes, a premium club level, outdoor party deck, a kids zone, and more. For more information please visit, www.fayettevillewoodpeckers.com
ABOUT THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.
Fayetteville is proud of its rich role in our nation’s history and holds fast to the friendly feel of a true hometown, while providing the cultural and entertainment amenities of bigger cities. The city boasts sophisticated restaurants, museums, musical and sporting events, and nearby Fort Bragg - the nation’s largest military installation - that solidifies the city’s deep roots in all things military. Fayetteville is the sixth-largest city in the state and home to more than 208,000 residents. For more information, please visit www.fayettevillenc.gov.
ABOUT THE CAROLINA LEAGUE
The Carolina League consists of 10 teams and is within the Class A-Advanced level of Minor League Baseball. Founded in 1945, the Carolina League strives to provide a first-class baseball experience for its players and fans. For more information on the Carolina League, please visit www.carolinaleague.com
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