Qualifying rounds for The University of Texas at Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest will be held May 12 – 19 at contest sites in Tyler and Longview.
The contests offer amateur golfers age 18 and older the opportunity to compete, at $1 per shot, in preliminary daily rounds.
The Tyler contest site is off Old Bullard Road behind the Holiday Inn Select. The Longview contest will be held at the UT Tyler Longview University Center.
Daily qualifiers are persons who hit closest to the hole, as well as those who hit a hole-in-one, during the qualifying rounds.
The finals will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at The Cascades. Three holes are set up on the green during the finals, and each hole corresponds to one of the prizes.
Prizes are a 2007 Ford Edge SEL sponsored by Tyler Ford, a Skeeter SX190 performance fishing boat sponsored by Plano Marine of East Texas or $1 million.
Proceeds from the event benefit scholarship programs for students at UT Tyler’s campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
The contests are coordinated by the UT Tyler Patriots and UT Tyler Longview University Center Patriots organizations.
The schedule of events with special qualifiers includes:
- Million Dollar Mania drawing for set of Taylor Made golf clubs at Tyler and Longview sites.
- Drawing for youth four-wheeler with every shot inside of two qualifying feet at Tyler site.
- Family fun day May 12 at Tyler site (carnival type games set up for the whole family).
- Queen for a day (Mother’s Day) May 13 at Tyler site (food catered by Joseph’s, first 100 mothers receive a canvas tote bag and massages available on site).
- Ladies day May 14 at Tyler and Longview sites.
- Seniors day, for golfers 65 years and older, May 16 at Tyler and Longview sites.
- UT Tyler day May 17 at Tyler and Longview sites.
- Golfer’s paradise May 18 at Tyler site (Taylor Made representative on site to demonstrate clubs and other golf-related events).
The UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest, an official event of the UT Tyler Patriot Classic, is presented in conjunction with KLTV Channel 7, KTBB AM 600 Radio and Longview and Kilgore Cable TV.
For tickets or more information, contact the UT Tyler Office of University Advancement, 903-566-7110.