Long Drive Event
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The Long Drive Event of the Endless Summer Invitational will be a unique format. For starters, the professionals will be using drivers that comply with USGA requirements. We want you to see how these pros hit it with a standard length driver. Professionals will be playing 18 holes of tournament golf with their amateur teams. While on the golf course each professional will be qualifying for the final 8 match play finals with 3 qualifying balls on each of the par 5’s. Officials will be present to mark yardage. Longest drives are defined by the shortest distance left to the hole within the marked fairway. A laser will be used to calculate distance left to the hole. The longest drives on each of the par 5’s will qualify for the final 8 match play after the round. The final match play shoot out will follow Monday’s Pro-Am on Tuesday and include eight players. Prize money will be awarded based on the outcome of Tuesday evening’s shoot out. During this time chefs will also be competing with their own culinary challenges to be judged TOP CHEF of the Endless Summer Invitational. All judging will be handled by participants and attendees.
The event will kick off with a black-tie gala at Seacliff Country Club. The dinner gala is a key element of the fundraising efforts for Golfers Against Cancer. Golfers and their guests will enjoy a special black-tie affair including great food, entertainment and both live and silent auctions—all while mingling with long drive professionals, community and business leaders. Bring your casino skills because after dinner you and your guest will enjoy a fully equipped casino with all the table games you can imagine. Prizes will be awarded to the top chip winners.
NEW THIS YEAR- a couple of special guests will be brought in for entertainment. A fantastic VIP comedian will be doing a show after dinner and a MLB Hall of Fame player will be doing a meet and greet with gala attendees.
This is a chance for amateurs to play golf with the world’s longest golfers. Players will be able to choose their team for the Pro-Am but the pro will be determined randomly. However, teams can bid to be paired with long drive professionals who have the best career record. Teams will play a shamble format with the option to play the pro’s drive and use the pro’s score. All Pro-Am participants are invited to relax and unwind following the tournament by enjoying food, drinks and front-row seats to Monday’s final long drive shoot out.
Sunday March 24, 2019
5:00pm Dinner Gala begins – Cocktails, Appetizers and Silent Auction opens
9:00pm Comedy show in Main Dining Room
9:30pm After hour party in lounge with casino games and music
Monday March 25, 2019
8:00am Registration opens for Pro-Am at Seacliff Country Club ( breakfast by Sanchos and Nekter Juice Bar, putting contest, driving range target contest )
9:30am Range closes and trick shot show and clinic begins.
10:00am Pro/Am Golf starts- shotgun start
11:00am Lunch Opens-provided by In N Out Burger (closes 2pm)
3:30pm Restaurants open for taste event in front of the club house
4:00pm Pro/Am Golf finishes and the players move to the final Long Drive shoot out venue on Hole #1
5:00pm Restaurants close serving temporarily as Eight Long Drive Professionals compete for the Endless Summer Championship
7:00pm Awards ceremony and restaurants re-open for tastings
8:00pm Restaurants closed for tasting event