Etowah Valley Golf Club and Lodge to Host Inaugural Event October 8,9,10
As most of the friends, supporters, sponsors, and partners of Eblen Charities know, the work of Eblen and the hundreds of thousands of families that have been touched by its outreach all began with a golf tournament more than two decades ago.
From the Verizon Wireless Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic to the Brad Daugherty Fall Golf Invitational , golf has always been the cornerstone of all of Eblen’s events.
Beginning this October, Eblen Charities is honored to be once again partnering with long-time friends and partners Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Asheville in presenting one of the most unique and exciting golf tournaments that western North Carolina has ever seen.
The Clear Channel / Eblen Charities Hole-In-One Challenge will take to the links at the beautiful Etowah Valley Golf Club and Lodge in Hendersonville.
The three-day event, being held October 8h, 9th, and 10th offers golfers the opportunity to test their skills in playing a nine hole shoot-out and compete for the biggest prizes seen in western North Carolina golf tournaments.
More than $200,000 in prizes are being offered including: a $25,000 gift certificate to Rug & Home, a. Toyota Tundra from Jim Barkley Toyota, as well as vehicles from Asheville Ford, Anderson Nissan, Hendersonville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Prestige Subaru, Ingles gift cards, with more prizes to be announced as the coming weeks.
“This tournament is something that we are all looking forward to next month,” states Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities “It is an honor to be part of this wonderful new tournament and to have another opportunity to work with our friends at Clear Channel as we work together to make life better for so many children, adults, and families in need. We thank all of our our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and all the who are joining us for the Hole-In-One Challenge. It is wonderful to know that what we will do here in these three days has such an impact on those in our community during these difficult times.”
Many thanks to Clear Channel, Etowah Valley Golf Club and Lodge, Ingles Markets, Anderson Nissan, BMW of Asheville, Asheville Ford, Jim Barkley Toyota, Prestige Subaru, Rug and Home, So far sponsors for this year’s event include: Rick and Denise Guthy, the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, First Citizen’s Bank, Nike, Dr. Keith Black, DDS, Susan and Robert Ableidinger, Skyland Distributing, Verizon Wireless, Pepsi, Biltmore Oil,, Scott and Louise Hickman, Walnut Cove Realty, Dr. Bruce Elliston, Hendersonville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Asheville Savings Bank, and Carolina Furniture Concepts for their generosity and sponsorship.
Want to Play:
Eblen Charities Hole in One Challenge Tournament
Where: Etowah Valley Golf Club and Lodge
When: October 8th – 10th
Tee Times: 12 noon until 5 pm
Registration Fee: $50 per golfer
Type of Play: Par-3 Shootout
Golfers will be scheduled in groups of four with ten minute gaps between groups to allow for flexible play. The front or back nine holes will be reserved for the tournament and remain in place during the three days of play. Players will tee off every 10 minutes with an estimated total round of 9 to take less than 90 minutes.