Maybe 13 will be lucky enough for someone to win $1 million.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Touchstone Energy will host the 13th annual Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout through Saturday at Old South Golf Links. In the first 12 years, no golfer has hit a hole-in-one.
The event raises money for Bright Ideas, a program that provides funding for innovative classroom projects in area schools.
"I want to exceed $10,000 raised every year for Bright Ideas," Palmetto Electric vice president for marketing and relations Jimmy Baker said. "Last year we raised $13,000."
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The competition is open to amateur golfers, ages 18 and older. Golfers pay $10 for a bag of 12 balls.
Qualifying rounds will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. From those qualifying rounds, 28 golfers will advance to the $1 million shootout, held at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Qualifying shots will range between 105 and 120 yards, while the final hole will be 165 yards. Each golfer in the final shootout will get one shot. If a golfer hits a hole-in-one in the final, he or she would win a $1 million annuity. Multiple winners would share the annuity.
Should no one hit a hole-in-one, the closest shot to the hole wins $1,000 and a four-day, three-night vacation package for two to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Other prizes will be awarded, as well.