Shot in the Dark is a unique tournament played at night with glow-in-the-dark balls and LED glow sticks marking tee boxes and holes. Golfers tee off in teams of four at a shotgun start. All holes are par three and golfers navigate the course playing nine holes.

Rainy weather didn’t stop players from gathering for TARC’s 24th Annual Shot in the Dark Golf Tournament. Many attended this year’s event—in spite of the rain—at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa on May 3, 2019. More than $35,000 was raised at the event for TARC programs that educate, empower, and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. Golfers and volunteers were first treated to a BBQ dinner while enjoying live music provided by local musical entertainer Branjae. Although the golf course was not open due to the stormy weather, tournament entrants participated in a $10,000 prize putting contest and were given the opportunity to win an assortment of door prizes awarded throughout the evening. More than 20 silent auction packages were bid on and awarded. Tulsa sports broadcast legend, Chris Lincoln, served as master of ceremonies for the evening’s festivities.

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2019 Sponsors 

Eagle Sponsors: Industrial Electric & Testing, Margaret Goatcher
Classic Sponsors: Bank of Oklahoma, Global Holdings, Magellan Midstream Partners, Matrix Service Company, Security Bank
Dinner Sponsor: Williams
Invitational/Glow Sponsors: HoganTaylor/Randa Vernon, Pilgrim Rock Masonic Lodge #522, SemGroup, The Spot For Kids Therapy, Omni Air International, Mike Toole, DDS
Hole Sponsors: Bios, Bonny Crest Home Healthcare, Care Dynamics, CrossFirst Bank, Diamond Quality Care, Independent Opportunities, Magna Community Living Options, ONEGas, Quality First Medical Supplies
$10,000 Putting Contest Sponsor: CertaPro Painters
T-shirt Sponsor: TTCU

All proceeds support TARC programs and services helping individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, with needs such as special education assistance, multi-age support groups, self-advocacy, social skills training, and grief and loss support.


2018 Winners

1st Place: Industrial Electric Team 2 with Tory J., Bo B., Jack H., and Lou H.
2nd Place: Williams Team with Al J., Bonnie J., Ray P., and Rebecca P.
3rd Place (Tie): BOK Team 2 with Scott G., Mike S., Jason F., and Craig C.
3rd Place (Tie): Goatcher Team with Brent S., Greg M., Wayne T., and Ryan H.

2018 Sponsors

Eagle Sponsors: Industrial Electric & Testing, Margaret Goatcher
Classic Sponsors: Bank of Oklahoma, Matrix Service Company, Security Bank
Dinner Sponsors: Schumacher Automotive, Williams
Invitational Sponsors: HoganTaylor/Randa Vernon, Pilgrim Rock Masonic Lodge #522, Susan & Lane Pennington, Price Family Properties, The Spot for Kids Therapy, TTCU
Glow Sponsor: Omni Air International
Hole Sponsors: AEP/PSO, Beam Marketing Group, Bios, CertaPro Painters, Chick-fil-a, CrossFirst Bank, DRD Technology, The Hovenga Family, Magna, ONE Gas, Spears Travel
$10,000 Putting Contest Sponsor: ONE Gas
In-Kind Sponsor: Tulsa World
T-Shirt Sponsor: Al Johnson


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