If you put in more time on the putting green than the driving range, prefer the flatstick to the big stick and fear no five-footers, PGA National Resort & Spa has a competition you’ll want to check out.
The Palm Beach Gardens mega-resort is turning its main putting green into a putting course for its first South Florida Putting Championship, on Saturday, Dec. 15.
The event is open to amateurs of any age and guarantees 36 holes for the $50 entry fee, which includes gifts, prizes and lunch at the Resort’s new Bar91. A 36-hole stroke play qualifier will be held in the morning starting at 8:30 a.m., and the top eight in each age group (groups include juniors and masters) will return after lunch for a match-play final at 1:30 p.m.
I’ve seen putting contests elsewhere in Florida, such as on the putting course at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, and they’re proving to be very popular. If putting is the strength of your game, why not give it a shot? And if it’s not, well, the pros have a saying about hanging around good putters: It rubs off on you.
For more information or to enter, contact PGA National golf travel consultant Chris Carle at firstname.lastname@example.org.