Million Dollar Prize Contest at Williams Creek Golf Course

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
kfarley@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Million Dollar Prize Contest at Williams Creek Golf Course

Posted: 07/08/2008
WILLIAMS CREEK GOLF COURSE

Address:
2335 Dandridge Avenue (approx. one mile from downtown Knoxville)
Hours:
Seven days/week 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Directions:
From James White Parkway, take Summit Hill exit; headed east on Summit Hill; after second red light, Summit Hill becomes Dandridge Avenue; continue on Dandridge less than three miles

The Wee Course at Williams Creek, a City of Knoxville Golf Course, announced the first annual Million Dollar Shoot Out. Participants are invited to qualify by hitting a target on the driving range and then compete for a million-dollar prize awarded to anyone shooting a hole in one during the finals.

Throughout the seven qualifying weekends, from June14 through July 27, any participant who makes a shot within 25 feet of the hole will qualify for the semi-finals held the morning of August 2. The top five participants closest to the hole during the semi-finals will go on to the final Million Dollar Shootout held 5:00 p.m. August 2. 
 
"Million Dollar Shots" will be sold as two shots for $5.00 or 10 shots for $10.00 and will be available at the Wee Course at Williams Creek and select locations in the Knoxville area. The finalist who shoots a hole in one will win one million dollars and all semi-finalists will receive a consolation prize.

The funds raised from the Million Dollar Shootout will help to support the First Tee program at the Wee Course. The First Tee program is dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.

The First Tee programs are offered at the Wee Course at Williams Creek, an 18-hole, par 3 course on 90 acres of rolling East Tennessee countryside located two miles from downtown Knoxville. The course is open to the public and provides a rewarding but challenging experience for golfers of all skill levels.

The Million Dollar Shootout and the First Tee of Williams Creek are made possible by the generous support of local organizations and businesses. This year's anchor sponsor, Vulcan Materials Company, presented its underwriting check of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the First Tee at Williams Creek Board of Directions meeting on Thursday, May 22, 2008. Vulcan Materials Company is a premier business partner with the First Tee at Williams Creek. Vulcan Materials is joined by this year's media sponsors WBIR TV-10, Color Central Imaging and iSurfKnoxville.com.

For more information on the Wee Course at Williams Creek or on the Million Dollar Shootout, please call 546-5828.