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WHAT'S THE NICEST PRIZE YOU'VE WON (GOLF RELATED)


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#1 Rory4Pres

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:04 AM

Share your stories of the nicest or most memorable prize you've won at a golf course (or just golf related), whether that be from a raffle, hole in one, winning a tournament, silent auction, etc...


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#2 iteachgolf

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:08 AM

Biggest was $5,000 check.  Most memorable was 4 clubhouse badges to The Players when I was 11. My family never would have been able to afford something like that at that time.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:27 AM

About 20 years I played in a net tournament that was run by a big oil company.  Borrowed clubs, played lights out and shot a net 61 to beat a field of over 150 players.  At the awards dinner, I'm preparing to pick up a huge gift certificate, set of clubs or something of true value.  The first place prize was the ugliest golf clock you could possibly imagine with a value of about $7.00.

Still have that and now it's a treasure.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:36 AM

Most memorable...about 10 years ago I won one of these in a charity scramble for closest to the pin. A M&M dispenser. One of the tournament sponsors was the Mars Corp., so a lot of swag was given out. Normally I would not complain when it's a tournament for charity, but they had a second closest to the pin contest on another hole as well, and the prize for that was a 5-pack of free rounds at the course the tournament was at. So it was not quite fair IMO. Actual photo not available as I threw it in the trash when I got home.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:22 PM

Won a $500 Aimpoint Pro Rifle red dot optic for my M4 from a golf tournament put on by the SWAT team.

TaylorMade M3 460 8.5 Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 X Flex

TaylorMade P790 UDI 2-Iron HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5
TaylorMade P750 3 & 4 Iron Project X 6.5
TaylorMade P730 5-PW Iron Project X 6.5

Titleist SM7 WedgeWorks Raw 46/10F Project X 6.5
50/08F, 54/10S, & 60/12D S400 TI DG

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:27 PM

About 20 years ago, at my company's outing, I won a small TV (kitchen counter size) in the after round raffle and gave it to my "would have been" mother-in-law.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:20 PM

A basketball signed by one of the Pacers.....but I can't for the life of me remember who it was...lol. ..traded it for an MP3 player...suckerrrr!!..me that is.

Edit: I actually won a nice Nike stand bag and at our Indiana WRX outing won a mini driver built to my specs by Tom Wishom...so I got that going for me.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:25 PM

A huge engraved crystal bowl for winning a member-member tournament. :blind:

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:03 PM

$100 raffle ticket.  Won a trip for 2 for 3 nights at Spanish Bay with a round at Pebble, Spyglass, and Spanish Bay.  Also came with a $500 gift card each to the shops at Pebble!

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:18 PM

Bragging rights.

Put a price on that...

Mizuno ST-180 10.5/Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 60s
Mizuno JPX 900 15/Fujikura Speeder 661s
Mizuno Mp-54 3-Pw/Dynamic Gold s300
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:25 PM

At the end of what was then known as "The Pub Classic" on Long Island (mostly restaurant and bar staff), I had about $7 in my pocket. Walking into the dinner they had a $5 raffle.. <shrug> "what the heck" and bought a ticket. Wasn't even first prize, but I won a set of original first year Hogan Edge's (1984/85 or so?). 3-SW full set. I got home and noticed there were 2 6 Irons and no 7I, I called the pro shop and arranged to exchange the following week or two. I showed up and made the switch (matching serial#) then fell in love with the 2 Iron, so I dropped coin to grab one... Played those for 10-12 years until they were stolen out of the car...

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:13 PM

About 30-years ago, I won a set of Wilson irons that I gave to my nephew. He was 12-years old at the time and was overjoyed with the clubs.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

I won a voice caddie SC200 in a US Open pool thanks to JT.
Driver: Ping G400 Max
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:34 PM

About 12 years or so I won the following here on the board in a "design a driver" contest.
Brand new Callaway Razor fit Driver with a Graphite Design DI-6 shaft in it.
Callaway Staff bag
Callaway hat signed by Tommy 2-gloves.
PXG 0811X 10.5* Driver| Graphite Design Tour ADI-6
2017 TM M2 Tour 3wd | Graphite Design Tour ADI-6
PXG GEN-2 0311X 2 - Driving iron with KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95 grams
PXG GEN-2 0311XF 3 - 6 irons | Accra Tour 100i Graphite Stiff
PXG GEN-2 0311P 7 - GW irons | Accra Tour 100i Graphite Stiff
PXG 0311T Sierra Black SW 56* - 10 | Project X LZ 115 Stiff
PXG 0311T Zulu Black LW 60* - 7 | Project X LZ 115 Stiff
PXG Gunboat H Putter
PXG STAFF BAG

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:16 PM

Worked a job last summer at a steel company as a summer intern. The CEO and CFO heard that I was a pretty good golfer, and invited me to play in a few events. During one event, I took home the individual long drive prize, the individual closest to the pin prize, and our team won the overall prize. It amounted to about $500 in gift cards on top of the money I was paid for a full day of “working”.

That was a good job.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:31 PM

This little plastic trophy is one of two given to the winning team in our course's first member-member tourney in 2011.  I have one, my oldest daughter has its twin!  After I hit OB off the tee on 18, she had to par the 18th on her own with a bunch of folks watching to seal the victory.  Will always be the nicest prize.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:42 PM

An ugly divorce.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 11:56 PM

In 1988 my dad got a Hole in one in a charity golf event and won a Red BMW 325I Convertible. I was six years old at the time and still remember sitting at the dinner table when my dad called and my mom saying "Call me when you are sober, you are drunk". He said it was a horrible shot and he walked away after he hit only for his buddies to see it and start screaming.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 05:18 AM

A new bag, which was perfectly timed as my old one was falling apart. Non Golf related...a bottle of 12 year old Bowmore Malt.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:35 PM

20 lap dances in Vegas....but then again it was a charity event for retired strippers.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:01 PM

2 large ceramic lamps.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:10 AM

A bagcart, recently - that was nice

A paid round of scotch for the tournament when I made an ace was great too 😋

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:36 AM

An amazon Alexa after the round during the raffle at an orthodontist scramble.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:56 AM

View Postnowitski41, on 01 December 2018 - 08:36 AM, said:

An amazon Alexa after the round during the raffle at an orthodontist scramble.

Take Alexa with you on the course..."Alexa, what club should I hit?".

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:56 AM

These. But without the whiskey in them. :-)

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 12:53 PM

I won a Sun Mountain Four5 bag for closest to the pin at a scramble. Closest to the pin got you a $50 gift card from Golfsmith. Inside a 12" circle around the hole got you the golfbag. The only problem was the the bag was in baby blue and white North Carolina college colors. I mentioned to the sponsor of the hole they needed Maryland colors instead of that baby blue and they were nice enough to let me order one through Golfsmith of my color with free shipping. It came UPS and I believe the driver ran over it LOL because the bag was smashed. After the return I finally got my prize in the color I wanted.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:31 PM

I won an odessey putter and a sleeve of Prov1s for a closest to the pin hole at a work scramble event. I think I ended up flipping it for $70 on the BST. I still have the sleeve. I don’t plan on ever using them

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:09 PM

Won a replica Colt 45 six-shooter as the trophy for winning a tournament in Prescott, Arizona. It came with lead balls which are powered by small blasting caps and actually shoots. My buddy who won one another year has shot his, but I never have.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:44 PM

This year I was playing in a charity event and made an eagle.  Won one of three skins for $800.  By far the most I have ever won in an event.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:47 PM

I played in a charity scramble a few years ago and bought a $10 raffle ticket. I won a 60" TV. It was right before my wife's birthday. I came in the house with the TV and told her I stopped on the way home and bought it for her birthday. She responded with, "You're too cheap to buy me a present like that, you had to have won it!"  What can I say, my wife knows me pretty well.

A friend of mine, who is a pastor, won a car on a hole in one prize. He sold it and  gave all the money to his church to go towards a  family life center they were building.  I hear the story on a weekly basis and it never gets old hearing it.

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