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Make golf a family event

Make golf a family event

The PGA Family Course Program allows the entire family to get out on the course by giving younger and beginner golfers a more manageable playing field. Provided through a partnership with The PGA of America and U.S. Kids Golf, the Family Course Program enables golf facilities to turn their regulation 9- or 18-hole course into a “short course” experience through the use of PGA Family Tee Markers- making regulation courses the perfect place for beginners and seasoned golfers to play together!

To expand on the Family Course Program, The PGA of America and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) teamed up to place PGA Family Course Tee Markers at many of its municipal courses nationwide to make golf more accessible to families.

Listed below are courses near you that have PGA Family Course Tee Markers. 

  • Greystone Country Club (Mt.

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The U.S.

25th annual cardboard boat racing championship

25th annual cardboard boat racing championship

It's back! The 25th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Racing in Heber Springs is returning yet again to bring all those cardboard boat racers out there together for one day.  Everyone can come out and build there own cardboard boat and race it for 200 miles, vying for prizes such as Pride of the Fleet, Captain's Cup, or the Ttanic award. The event is free but parking costs $5.  For more information, call the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce at 501-362-2444 or visit Heber Springs' website at www.heber-springs.com.

Big Maumelle River Canoe and Kayak Float

Big Maumelle River Canoe and Kayak Float

MAUMELLE, Ark. -- Some may be looking for some fun adventures now that the fourth of July festivities are over.  With all the natural resources available in central Arkansas there is no need to worry.

If you enjoy canoe riding and kayaking, the Big Maumelle River is ready to show you a good time this weekend.  Saturday, July 9 is their "Evening Canoe Float," which comes complete with your very own park interpreter to guide you through the waters.  Guests are required to meet at the Big Maumelle boat launch and experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly changes into a peaceful moonlit night.

The launch commences at 7:00 p.m.

Chili's 5K run for St. Jude's

Chili's 5K run for St. Jude's

SEARCY, Ark. -- Chili's in Searcy is hosting their annual 5K run/walk to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Registration will cost $25 per person until August 31 or $15 for a team of 10 or more. After August 31 the cost is $35.

The race will begin on September 3 at 9 a.m. and all registered participants will receive a race shirt, finisher medal, and a goodie bag.

Arkansas free fishing weekend

Arkansas free fishing weekend

June 10-12 is the official "Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend" according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision Fishing Guidebook 2011.  Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.  Several new changes have occured on fishing limits, so visit http://www.agfc.com/resources/GuidebookDocs/fish2011p07-11.pdf for more information on current regulations.  

Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June  11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HU coach named GSC West Coach of the Year

HU coach named GSC West Coach of the Year

SEARCY, Ark.  -- Harding Baseball Coach Patrick McGaha has been named the 2011 GSC West Division Coach of the Year.

In his sixth season as Harding's head coach, McGaha coached the Bisons to a stellar 41 - 12 record, the GSC West Division Championship, and to the GSC Tournament Championship game.

McGaha's team had a record 7 players named to the All-GSC team.

This is the 3rd 2010-2011 Coach of the Year awarded to a Harding coach.