2018 $1 Million Golf Shootout starts Oct. 27

  • Event promotes, supports UMES golfers

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    UMES PGA golf management majors

    The Million Dollar Golf Shootout, hosted by WMDT 47ABC and sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, begins this weekend and provides a chance for one local golfer to win $1 million. 

    The event features qualifying rounds at three different Lower Shore golf courses, where two golfers closest to the pin at each locale will advance to the finals and a chance at a $1 million prize if one can make a hole-in-one. 

    The contest will showcase the university's PGA golf management program and its NCAA golf teams. 

    UMES' golf management program prepares students for careers in the golf industry.  It is a comprehensive degree program that integrates curriculum requirements of a hospitality and tourism management major with specialized golf management instruction, including 16 months of structured internship experience and refining skills to achieve a passing score on a Playing Ability Test. 

    The Hawks also have Division I men's and women's golf teams that compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. 

    Representatives from those programs will be on hand at each qualifying event and the finals. 

    “This is a great opportunity for the young golfer or even someone who wants to work in the golf industry looking for a career change, to come out and learn more about not only our teams, but our incredible golf management program,” UMES athletics director Keith Davidson said. “And for those avid golfers, a chance to win some money with a great shot!”

    UMES women's golf team

    • The first qualifying event will be held at Great Hope Golf Course near Westover Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4-5 p.m.
       
    • The second event is the following day, Sunday, Oct. 28, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin on the Newport Bay course.
       
    • The third qualifying event is Sunday, Nov. 4, in Salisbury at Nutters Crossing Golf Course from 9-10 a.m.

    • The finals featuring the two closest to the pin winners from each qualifying round will play that same day, Nov. 4, from 10-10:30 a.m. at Nutters Crossing.  

    Contestants who score a hole-in-one during a qualifying round will win $500 but it does not apply towards the grand prize. Contestants need not pre-register and there is no cost to participate.