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Hole-In-One shootout raises $13,000

Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout raised more than $13,000 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools.

The three-day event at Old South Golf Links featured about 250 Lowcountry golfers who took more than 12,000 shots at qualifying for the $1 million final round.

Overall, 28 finalists took their shot at winning $1 million.

Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island was the closest with a shot that landed 29 feet, 1¼ inches from the winning hole. His shot won him a $750 gift card from the PGA Tour Superstore.

Second through fifth-place prizes included rounds of golf at area courses.

The daily winners of the putting contest were Ralph Tygielski, Allan Earnshaw and Eric Clymer. They all won rounds of golf at local courses and PGA Tour Superstore gift cards.

“As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, commitment to community is one of the core values of our cooperative,” said Berl Davis, Palmetto Electric’s president and CEO.

“We were excited about this year’s event since proceeds once again supported Bright Ideas. What Bright Ideas does for the teachers and children of the Lowcountry is simply amazing, and I think the golfers who supported the event agreed.

“I would also like to thank all of our corporate sponsors who generously supported the Shootout.”

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