The Saipan Chamber of Commerce/Steven Brownstein Golf Classic this Saturday keeps getting bigger and better as more sponsors and prize donations are being received. Registration is still open and the Chamber will cap participation at 144 players.
Chamber Events Committee co-chairpersons Nola Hix and Kevin McCale reported Takagi & Associates just recently committed $5,000 hole-in-one prize, making a hole-in-one on the west course’s No. 3 worth $10,000. Bank of Hawaii is sponsoring a $20,000 prize on No. 7, Triple J Motors is sponsoring a Hyundai Elantra on No. 17, and JoeTen Motors is providing a Yamaha golf cart on No. 13, all hole-in-one prizes.
Closest-to-the pin awards are on all the west course par 3’s, as well. Hole No. 3’s KP award is cash provided by the Chamber (based on ticket sales, and estimated to be $500), hole No. 7’s KP is a package by IT&E, Hole No. 13’s KP is a Delta Air Lines roundtrip airline ticket to the U.S., and Hole No. 17’s KP is a package from Docomo Pacific. There is also a cash award for a long drive contest on Hole No. 2.
New hole sponsors committing to the tournament are Marianas Pacific Distributors, Bridge Capitol and McDonalds. Drink stations are being provided by Coca-Cola/Powerade, MARPAC and Godfathers.
Tournament officials want to make sure everyone understands a couple of facts about play that have been misunderstood. First, in order to qualify for all four closest-to-the-pin and long drive awards, all players must purchase a $25 ticket at the registration table. Players without their ticket stubs would be denied great shots on the par 3s.
Also, the categories of play are men’s double peoria net; women’s double peoria ner; and low gross. Men and women are eligible for the low gross bracket. Men will play from the white tees and women will play from the red tees. Man/woman teams will only qualify for the double peoria awards in the men’s bracket, but are still eligible in the low gross bracket.
All proceeds from this year’s 6th Annual SCC/Steven Brownstein Golf Classic will go towards the Chamber’s annual college scholarship awards. SCC gave $12,000 this past June to Saipan high-school seniors. (PR)