Players of all ages enjoying Foxchase Maze

By on July 11, 2012

By: TODD RUTH Review Sports Editor, Staff Writer

Paisley Kappesser tries out the new Foxchase Golf Maze Tuesday afternoon at the local course. (Photo by Todd Ruth)

Foxchase Golf Course has created a one-of-a-kind Golf Maze for the entire family to enjoy.

The Maze course, which opened June 1, was the brainchild of Foxchase co-owner Steve Graybill, who was looking for new ideas to not only drum up new business but create something the whole family can enjoy.

The result is a nine-hole course/corn maze featuring holes ranging from 40 to 125 yards in length. The main object is to chip from the "tee" to the hole, which is a five-gallon bucket buried in the ground.

"Steve’s idea was to somehow incorporate something for people that wouldn’t be as stressful as being on a regular golf course," said Foxchase Head Professional Chip Kappesser.

It worked. According to Kappesser, close to 600 people have already played the course, and the comments they’ve received have been nothing but positive.

"Everything they are trying to do is to get golf to be more fun, to get people out on the course," Kappesser said. "It’s something anybody of any age or skill level can come out and do and get done in a shorter period of time (than regular golf). Our Jr. golfers love it. We bring them out here and it’s fun for them. They’d rather be out here than hitting balls on the range."

This project is a co-op between the local farmer and Foxchase G.C., so please respect the farmer’s crop and the pace of play. Clubs are provided at no charge for the beginner, or you can bring your own.

Tee times aren’t necessary. Costs are: $5 per player for nine holes; $10 per player for nine holes with hot dog and fountain drink; $10 for unlimited play all day; and $15 for unlimited play all day with a hot dog and fountain drink.

This is a great place for beginners to be introduced to game of golf. Youth groups, families, grandparents and grandchildren are all welcome, while companies can throw a little fun into their next off-site meeting.

Fund-raisers are also encouraged.

To set up a fund-raiser, or for more information on the Foxchase Golf Maze, call the pro shop at 336-3672, ext. 1.

"People should definitely come out and play," Kappesser said. "It’s fun and is something that all ages can enjoy" More MAZE, page B-3

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