Touchstone Energy Hole-In-One event
Golfers support local teachers and students
Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy® Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout raised over $14,400 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools.
The 3-day event (March 28 – March 30) took place at Old South Golf Links where 300 Lowcountry golfers took more than 12,500 shots at qualifying for the million dollar final round. In the end, twenty-eight finalists took their shot at winning $1 million, but it was Spencer Callantine from Bluffton, SC who was the closest with a shot that landed just 11 feet 2.5 inches from the winning hole. Spencer didn’t walk away empty handed though. His shot won him $1,000 in cash, a 101 Driving Experience at BMW Spartanburg and a 3 day/2 night vacation package for two to: The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
This is the 17th year Palmetto Electric has held the Shootout. “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 are excited about this year’s turnout at our event since once again the proceeds are going to support Bright Ideas. What Bright Ideas does for the teachers and children of the Lowcountry is simply amazing, and I think the golfers who support the event would agree. I would also like to thank all of our corporate sponsors who generously supported the Shootout,” said Davis.
“Congratulations to all of our Shootout winners, but I think we all know that the real winners are the children of the Lowcountry who benefit from having the Bright Ideas Program in their schools,” said Davis.