Signed up for the 16th Annual Milbank Area Chamber Golf Scramble on Friday, September 10? If you play, you have a chance to win cash, door, and tee prizes, including $10,000 in cash if you hit a hole-in-one.
The 18-hole four-person scramble opens with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Whetstone Creek Golf Course just north of Milbank. Cost to enter is just $50 per person and includes the 18 holes of golf and an evening meal at 5:30 p.m. Non-player meal ticket is $15. The annual Chamber meeting with election of board members follows at 6 p.m.
Extra fun on the greeens includes: Mulligans — two for just $1, golf carts just $20 per person, and Buy a Drive for $10 per team.
Adam Jones, owner of Insurance Plus in Milbank and sponsor of the $10,000 hole-in-one prize says, “This seems like a fun way for me to support the Chamber and to support Milbank.” Is he worried about paying out for such a substantial prize? “Not at all,” he says. “I have insurance.”
Lloyds of London first offered hole-in-one insurance, but it became more affordable and available in the US in the 1980s. Now it makes it possible for charities and businesses to offer expensive prizes without going bankrupt. But how likely are you to actually hit a hole-in-one? Experts say your chances are 12,500 to one. Pretty good compared to holding the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket. Those odds are 302.5 million to one.
The odds get higher, of course, if your name is Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. They each have 20. The King of Aces, Mancil Davis, has reportedly made 51 hole-in-ones, a PGA world record. In an interview with Golf Week, he says his secret is, “I don’t use a tee, and I aim for the hole.”
Good advice? Maybe. Try it tomorrow. You could find yourself $10,000 richer.
Sign up to play at email@example.com or call the Chamber office at 605.432.6656.