Lions Club Golf Outing Set For June 13

Last year was the first year the Hayward Lions Club hosted a “Big Cup” golf outing. It proved to be very well received by the golfers attending the event. Normal attendance ranges from 60 to 70 golfers. So–by popular demand–the Hayward Lions Club is again hosting a Big Cup Golf Benefit! The event will be hosted at Hayward Golf Course. The date will be June 13, 2014 and the starting time will be 12:00 noon. There will be a “shot gun” start. It is possible to register as a team or as an individual. The contestant signing up as an individual will be assigned a team by the event chairperson. There will be three divisions based on the contestant’s handicap. Tickets ($65) can be purchased from Lions Club members or at the Hayward Golf Club. The golf outing started several years ago as a fund raiser for the club. The Hayward Lions has several fund raising activities during the year. As a result of the fund raising activities (the largest is the Pre-Berkie chaired by Bob Olson), the Hayward Lions club is able to give back to the community about $45,000 per year.

For those that are not familiar with a “Big Cup” golf outing, the size of the cup on the green is about double the normal size. The “big cup” will be positioned in a different location than the regular cup–this makes it a bit more of a challenge. There are also other rule changes that go along with the “Big Cup” venue. Ticket prices will be $65 (includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, putting contest, two drink tickets, hole events and Chuck’s pig roast). All par three holes will have “hole in one” prizes. The prize for one of the “hole in one” will be a one year lease on a new car (sponsored by Timber Ford)! Hookstone Winery will be sponsoring one of the holes again this year (chance to win a bottle of wine). The putting contest will have the following prizes: 1st $125, 2nd $75 and 3rd $50 (cash prizes). The putting contest will be sponsored by Hayward Community Credit Union.

As part of the entrance fee, each golfer is able to participate in the “putting contest”. There are usually two different levels that need to be passed before the winner of the contest is named. At the first level, each golfer is given a chance to putt the ball into the cup from a distance of about 25 feet. If the golfer is able to putt the ball into the cup, he/she will automatically go into the second round. In order to complete a field of about 10 golfers, the other golfers have measurements taken as to how close their ball has come to the pin. The field of ten will be completed by choosing those golfers closest to the pin. The second level needs to putt the ball to a different hole and from a greater distance on the putting green. The second level putt is about 40 feet. If there is more than one person who makes the putt from this distance (one stroke), a run off would occur. If no person putts their ball into the cup, the person closest to the pin wins.

If anyone is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact Gary Nelson (715-492-4398), Liz Korpal (715-699-0002) or Nancy Nelson (715-634-3045). The fee for sponsoring a hole is $150.