Have you ever thought that a clean iron shot on a local par-3 course could put a $20,000 check in your pocket? If so, well...you have quite an imagination.
But on Monday, October 25, Long Islanders will have an opportunity to win a $20,000 grand prize at the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition's 2010 Golf Skill Challenge Classic at the Sumpwams Creek Golf Course in Babylon. All you have to do is bury a hole-in-one at the course's 180-/158-yard ninth hole.
The Challenge is a stroke-play competition that includes contests like Closest to the Pin, Beat the Pro and Straightest Shot at each of the course's nine holes. All participants will compete for low gross score awards (male and female) and are automatically eligible for three $500 hole-in-one prizes plus the $20,000 grand prize.
Three separate shotgun starts are scheduled for 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Entry fee for the Challenge is $60 per player ($75 after October 15). To participate in the individual skill competitions, purchase a $25 Challenge Pass before the round or pay $5 per hole on the course. All prize winners will be announced at a Founders' Award Reception after the event at Lily Flanagan's Pub in Babylon Village.
To register for the event or participate as a sponsor, download the registration form at the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition website or call (631) 893-4110.
All proceeds from the Challenge will benefit the Coalition's patient and community services. Founded in 1993, the BBCC is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides an array of patient-support services, education and advocacy programs. For more information on the BBCC, visit www.babylonbreastcancer.org.
Sumpwams Creek is a 1,156-yard course wedged between Route 231 and the Long Island Railroad. Its nine par-3s range from 90 to 180 yards. Three holes play around the perimeter of a small pond.
To read more about Sumpwams Creek, check out the course flyover.