Many, LA, August 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In what must be considered the most creative way to celebrate the end of summer, Louisiana’s Cypress Bend Resort converted a portion of its golf driving range into a 700-foot slip-and-slide for a one-day event, attracting hundreds of families to the resort just 70 miles south of Shreveport.
“Given the uniqueness of building a record-length slip-and-slide with an 80-foot descent on the driving range, I was quite anxious as to how the event would turn out,” said Kerry Bennett, general manager of Cypress Bend Resort. “Families began arriving two hours before the event started. You could literally feel the excitement in the air.”
With the assistance of professional irrigation engineers, Cypress Bend’s Golf Course Superintendent created a low-volume misting system to keep the slide slick while using a minimal amount of water.
At 12-feet wide, the highlight of the afternoon was the side-by-side waterslide racing competition with three separate age classes. Racing was extremely tight but four-year-old Jayden said it best after winning the semi-final round of her bracket, “Girls rule!”
After wrapping up a successful afternoon of slip-and-slide racing and family fun, the resort has already begun discussions for rolling out the Cypress Screamer 2012.
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For reservations and information, call Cypress Bend Resort at (877) 519-1500 or visit www.cypressbend.com or Facebook.com/CypressBendResort.
About Cypress Bend Resort
Cypress Bend Golf Resort is an intimate, full-service resort nestled in a forest of oak and pine trees on the shores of Toledo Bend Lake. Features include 18-holes of on-property, championship golf; a full service spa and fitness center; heated indoor/outdoor pool, 6.1 mile hike and mountain bike trail; and a restaurant and bar.
Cypress Bend’s 95 guestrooms and suites include a large desk with data ports, an ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet service. The resort also offers fourteen spacious Golf Suite condominiums overlooking the driving range with 1,250 square feet of pure luxury. Each Golf Suite contains a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and whirlpool tub.