Prizes for Shankfest 2004 have been beautified on all fronts! For example, ace any of the Preserve's four Par 3's and win one of the following:
* BMW 325i
* Las Vegas Giant Golf Trip for 2
* Ken Venturi Golf Trip for 2
* Vulcan Hybrid Z3 Irons
* $10,000 4-person shootout for closest to the pin winners
And that's just to name a few!
Shankfest, Inc. will be donating all proceeds from this year's charity golf tournament to three worthwhile charities:
•First Tee Organization (furthering the education and character values of children through golf)
•Women in Action for the Prevention of Violence and its Causes, Durham, N.C.
•James Stevens Scholarship Fund (financial assistance to educate underprivileged children
There will be a Shankest Drawing for lucrative prizes (like $1,100 worth of paintings from Art.com, complimentary visit to Grande Shores, great stuff from Johnny T-shirt, Top of the Hill, The Perfect Club, Bogey Pro, etc.)
Each golfer will receive a package – one of the items being a $200 coupon for three wedges.
History of Shankfest: In August of 2002, we organized a good-natured, four-person superball team competition in Durham, North Carolina, called Shankfest for 28 golfers of varying ages and handicaps. Feedback from this tournament was so overwhelmingly positive that we expanded the field to 72 for Shankest '03 and added features such as sponsored hole-in-one contests including a Harley Davidson Sportster displayed at the registration table, a drawing for various door prizes, a pre-golf social, and numerous other amenities. The enthusiasm and rapid growth of the tournament popularity enabled us to gather a team of colleagues and turn Shankfest into an officially licensed non-profit organization.