August 19 Event is Adult Version of Popular 'Drive, Chip & Putt' Junior Skills Championship and Complemented by Outdoor Happy Hour, Music and More
BOYNE Golf - home to 10 premier courses spanning three resorts in the heart of "America's Summer Golf Capital" - announces the inaugural "Dos Equis Rip, Pitch & Roll" (RPR) golf skills challenge will take place at the Boyne Mountain Driving Range on Friday, August 19 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Open to participants 21 and older, RPR's format is similar to the popular national "Drive, Chip & Putt" junior competition that annually culminates in a visit to Augusta National for finalists.
RPR entrants will compete in three separate disciplines:
· Rip - Participants will hit three drives and receive points for each one that lands in the prescribed driving area
· Pitch - Participants will hit three pitches from three predetermined locations (20-60 yards) and receive points based on proximity to hole
· Roll - Participants will hit three putts from three predetermined areas (short, medium and long) and receive points based on proximity to hole
RPR features Professional and Amateur divisions. Professional competitors are split into men's and women's groups and play for a to-be-announced cash purse, while amateurs compete in four flights (Men 49 and younger; Men 50 and over; Women 49 and under; Women 50 and older) for prizes. The event will take place amid a festive environment featuring outdoor Happy Hour on the Boyne Mountain Driving Range. Players can enjoy Dos Equis beers, live music throughout the evening, and receive prizes awarded for best golf outfit / costume and for several additional non-golf contests.
"Rip, Pitch & Roll is yet another example of our team's mission to make golf as entertaining as possible," says Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts' senior vice president of golf and resort sales. "It's a great opportunity to socialize and enjoy a beautiful late summer evening while testing your skills in a fun, familiar format."
Entry fees are $30 for the Professional division, $20 for Amateur, with a portion of proceeds benefiting local charities. Each participant also receives one drink ticket, an event gift, and entry into drawings for prizes such as BOYNE Gift Cards.
For more information and to enter, visit http://www.boyne.com/boynemountain/events/2016/august/rip-pitch-roll. Additional questions may be directed to Dan Turcott, firstname.lastname@example.org, 231.439.4016.
BOYNE Golf's three flagship resorts offer experiences to suit players of all ages and abilities.
· The Alpine (18) - Fun and fair; annual host of Michigan PGA Tournament of Champions
· The Monument (18) - Panoramic vistas combine with hole-by-hole tribute to golf history
Boyne Highlands Resort
· Arthur Hills (18) - Tumbling terrain and wide fairways deliver enjoyment for all skill levels
· Donald Ross Memorial (18) - Replicates classic, memorable holes created by namesake
· The Heather (18) - Flawlessly-conditioned Robert Trent Jones design appeals to purists
· The Moor (18) - Traditional layout highlighted by a variety of dogleg holes
The Inn at Bay Harbor
· Bay Harbor Golf Club
The Links (9) - Setting on windswept cliffs along coastline evokes game's ancient roots
The Preserve (9) - Tree-lined holes dominate before dramatic lakefront finish
The Quarry (9) - Distinctively nestled in abandoned shale quarry
· Crooked Tree Golf Club (18) - Recently redesigned Nos. 16-18 enhance playability and charm
Beyond golf, BOYNE's unique on-property amenities include award-winning spas, waterfront dining, sandy beaches, Avalanche Bay - Michigan's largest indoor waterpark, and adventure sport venues. They are supported by historic, lakeside resort towns Boyne City, Harbor Springs and Petoskey all a short drive from Mackinac Island. Following in Hemingway's footsteps, taking in the famous northern Michigan sunsets, enjoying the casino and exploring acclaimed microbreweries mean golf isn't the only game in town. More information: www.BOYNEGolf.com, info@BOYNE.com, 844.634.5315
About BOYNE Golf BOYNE Golf offers the largest collection of courses (10) in the Midwest shared among three resorts in northwest Michigan's Petoskey area: Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, and the Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor. Golfers play up to 72 holes daily thanks to the region's long daylight hours and ideal temperatures. With courses suited to a wide range of playing abilities, accommodations for every taste and budget, world-class amenities and memorable off-resort attractions, BOYNE is a premier destination for vacationing golfers, families and meeting planners.