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The 24th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, August 16 at Penn State Golf Courses. More than $1,810,256 has been raised to help advance healthcare in the region since the Golf Classic's inception 23 years ago. This year's tournament will benefit the planned Healing Garden at Mount Nittany Medical Center scheduled to break ground this year. The lead gift for this unique healing feature was provided by Dr. Richard and Nancy Dixon.
The Healing Garden will be located contiguous to the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion, and accessible via the main lobby of the Medical Center, or via the Shaner Cancer Pavilion. The design has been led by Derek Kalp, RLA, with input from Penn State Master Gardeners, horticuluralists, arborists, and physicians.
It is hoped that the Healing Garden will provide stress relief for patients, families and physicians and staff, while offering a quiet and beautiful space for the community, as well.
Golfers will enjoy a round of golf; on-course food station, courtesy of Rotelli; a boxed lunch, courtesy of Subway, post-play reception and awards dinner, sponsored by C.A. Curtze; commemorative gift; and in-cart refreshments and snacks, courtesy of Bittner Vending, Pepsi and Roaring Spring Bottling.
A unique feature of Mount Nittany Medical Center's Golf Classic is the random drawing of one registered golfer for a grand prize of $10,000 or a Chevrolet Cobalt car. Last year's winner was Dean Johnson, who chose the $10,000 cash prize.
In addition to one golfer going home a little richer, team prizes for each flight will be awarded to the 16 winning teams placing 1st - 4th in both net and gross scores on each course. Individual skill prizes will also be awarded for each course for the longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.
IMPROVE YOUR SCORE
Golfers will have an opportunity to improve their score with the following on-course games:
Hit from a Forward Tee - Move up a tee! $20 per team on 3 pre-selected holes.
Stroke Surgery - One stroke deducted from team score. $20 per team on 1 pre-selected hole.
Get a Second Opinion - Have the golf pro take your 2nd shot on a par 5. $20 per team on 1 pre-selected hole.
Double Your Money - Wager an amount of money that your first shot on a par 3 will hit the green. Hit the green and double your money. Miss the green, Foundation wins!
Mulligans - 2 per golfer at $5.00 each
A Foursome Super Pass is available for $140 and includes all on-course contests, except for Double Your Money
The 24th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Penn State Golf Courses.
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.
All golfers are welcome. Scramble format.