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Bellewood GC to Host Inaugural Hemlock Championship

The Pennsylvania Golf Association will host its inaugural Hemlock Championship for golfers aged 45 to 54 on May 9-10, 2005 at Bellewood Golf Club in North Coventry Township, Pa.

The 36-hole stroke play event is open to male amateur golfers who are members of a club belonging to the Pennsylvania Golf Association who will be 45 by May 9, 2005 and not have reached their 55th birthday by midnight on May 10, 2005. Entrants must have a handicap index of 8.4 or lower.

The par 71, 6825-yard Bellewood Golf Club opened in 1999 on the site of a 171-acre former estate in Chester County in suburban Philadelphia and was voted by Golf Digest as one of the Best New Private Courses of 2000. The course is sculptured through 171-acres of natural rolling terrain. Two distinctive nines give the player the best of both worlds. The front nine is very much a links-style course with gentle rolling hills and emerald fairways, highlighted by the tall red fescue grasses and wetlands. The back nine is a picturesque wooded layout, framed by towering oaks, pines and boarded by pink and white dogwoods. Five sets of tees from 5357 yards to 6825 yards allow the player to tackle just as much or as little of the course as they wish, and allow players of all abilities to enjoy their round.

Selection of the field for the Hemlock Championship will be based on the lowest 132 indexes as of April 15, 2005. Entries close on Monday, April 25, 2005. The entry fee is $150. Entry forms are available on the Association Web site,

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