Registration opens at 11 am and there will be free bag lunches. The shotgun start for the scrambles format tournament will take place at noon. Following the tournament there will be a banquet sponsored by G.S. Precision.
The tournament’s hole-in-one contest prizes are sponsored by Brattleboro Ford Subaru and include: 2017 Subaru Forester; a Kindle Fire; a $500 Visa gift card; and Nike irons. Prizes will also be awarded for low-gross and low-net game scores, as well as for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and closest to the line for both men and women. Mulligans will also be on sale, and the traditional putting contest will take place during the tournament.
Rapidly becoming a hallmark of the tournament is a helicopter golf ball drop at the close of the tournament, in which the owner of the winning golf ball collects $3,000 cash. A weather-permitting ride in the Renaud Bros. Inc. helicopter will be auctioned, donated by pilot Mike Renaud. Individuals do not need to be part of the tournament to buy golf balls, priced at $100 each, nor be present at the drop to win the cash prize. Buckets of golf balls will be dropped from 20 feet onto the fairway at the Brattleboro Country Club. A maximum of 100 balls, now available for purchase, will be sold.
All proceeds from the tournament, which annually nets close to $20,000, will help support Youth Services programs. Now celebrating its 45th year helping local families thrive, Youth Services promotes the healthy development of nearly 1,500 local youth and families each year.
The all-inclusive registration fee for the tournament is $130 per individual or $520 per foursome. The fee covers greens fees and cart, a buffet lunch, and dinner following the tournament. Dinner-only tickets may also be purchased for $35 each, giving non-golfers an opportunity to enjoy dinner, participate in the raffles and auctions, and relax on the Brattleboro Country Club deck or in the dining room. Tournament participants must provide their handicap or average game score. To buy a golf ball for the drop visit www.youthservicesinc.org/ball-drop.
To register call Youth Services at (802) 257-0361 or visit www.youthservicesinc.org/golf.