Good Shep­herd of­fers mil­lion-dol­lar golf prize

Chal­lenge is part of an­nual school fundraiser

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ ce­cil­whig. com

— The Good Shep­herd Catholic School will once again of­fer a $ 1 mil­lion dol­lar prize for the per­son who can shoot a hole- in- one in the school’s Sept. 17 golf tour­na­ment at Fur­nace Bay Golf Course.

This is the 10th year for the tour­na­ment and the sixth year for the big prize, which spokesman Bud McFad­den said has yet to be won.

“Who­ever gets clos­est to the pin at ( hole) No. 10 ... goes back to No. 8,” McFad­den said Fri­day.

The mil­lion dol­lar shot hap­pens af­ter the game is over, he added. Tour­na­ment or­ga­niz­ers have an in­sur­ance pol­icy to pay the prize in the event of a win.

Last year, the tour­na­ment raised more than $ 9,000, which the school, on Aiken Av­enue, uses for schol­ar­ships and school op­er­a­tions.

“We hope to break $ 10,000 this year,” McFad­den said.

There are other chances to win for the longest drive and the straight­est drive.

PER­RYVILLE

Also at the 10th hole is the “Ca­noe in the Pond.”

“Golfers get three balls for $ 5. If you get the ball in the ca­noe you win the $ 100 prize,” he ex­plained, not­ing no one has ever won that chal­lenge ei­ther.

“They’ve hit the ca­noe, but it’s wood and it bounces,” McFad­den said.

En­try for the tour­na­ment is $ 95. That in­cludes lunch and the hos­pi­tal­ity cart, which pro­vides snacks, wa­ter, so­das and beer dur­ing the game. Tee off is at 9 a. m.

“We’re also look­ing for spon­sors,” McFad­den said.

Spon­sors get sig­nage along the course for $ 100 each, or two for $ 150. To make sure the spon­sors get ac­knowl­edged tour­na­ment or­ga­niz­ers added an­other com­pe­ti­tion.

“Play­ers get a pa­per to list all the spon­sors at each hole. At the end the com­pleted pa­pers are en­tered in a draw­ing for $ 50,” he said. “We ap­pre­ci­ate our sign spon­sors. They’re the ones that re­ally help.”

School alumni, fam­i­lies, busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als are wel­come to spon­sor a sign, or to host the lun­cheon or the hos­pi­tal­ity cart, he added.

To reg­is­ter a four­some, call McFad­den at 302- 2360694 or go on­line to www. good­shep­herd­school. net and down­load the reg­is­tra­tion form.

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Fur­nace Bay Golf Course near Per­ryville is the set­ting for Good Shep­herd Catholic School’s an­nual tour­na­ment fundraiser.

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