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 more than $13,000 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools.

Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, SC was the closest with a shot that landed just 29 feet 1¼ inches from the winning hole.

The 3-day event (May 18 – May 20) took place at Old South Golf Links where approximately 250 Lowcountry golfers took more than 12,000 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 Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, SC who was the closest with a shot that landed just 29 feet 1 ¼ inches from the winning hole. Jonathan didn’t walk away empty handed though.  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,” 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.

Palmetto Electric Board member Alex Ulmer (left), and President and CEO Berl Davis (right), pictured with the top five winners: (front and center) Jonathon Griz took 1st place with a shot 29′ 1 1/4″, followed by 2nd – 5th place winners (back row l-r), Keith Coyne, Paul Griz, Nathan Leach and Danny Morgan.

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