I had the opportunity to work a shift at the Patriot Million Dollar Hole in One on Monday. This fundraiser brings money directly into the community, which goes to scholarships for University of Texas at Tyler students. Anyone who has ever received a scholarship at UTT likely was a benefactor of this fantastic event.
Though the winds were high and the sun was hot on Monday, a few undeterred golfers showed up, eager to show their support. Basically, balls cost $1 each, and there is no limit to the number of balls golfers can purchase. Players coming closest to the hole are qualified to compete in the final round on Sunday at the Cascades, where a hole in one can win $1,000,000.
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 7, 11:00 am Press Conference and Media Contest
Saturday, May 8, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Hole in One Contest
Sunday, May 9, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Hole in One Contest
Monday, May 10, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Ladies Day @ the Hole in One
Tuesday, May 11, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Hole in One Contest
Wednesday, May 12, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Seniors Day @ Hole in One
Thursday, May 13, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm UT Tyler Day @ Hole-In-One
Friday, May 14, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Hole in One Contest, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Friday Night Lights Out
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Hole in One Contest, 6:30 pm Finalist Photos
Sunday, May 16, 1:30 pm Hole in One Finals at the Cascades