Event will take place Saturday, Oct. 26

The Taft Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th Annual Golf Classic on Oct. 26 at Buena Vista Golf Course in Taft.

Foursomes can register at the Chamber office for a chance to take home some of this year’s  prize money totaling $98,200.

Each registered player is eligible to participate in the putting contest, hole-in-one contest at all par 3’s, and can take home the prize for closest to the hole and the long drive. 

Prizes are awarded for the top 6 teams in the tournament with the top team taking home $1,600.

There are four par 3 holes in which golfers have an opportunity to win $20,000 for a hole in one, with $200 for the closest to the hole on each par 3.

The putting contest winner receives $200, with the potential to win $10,000 for making the 50 foot putt.  Other contests include long drive winners for each tee box of $150.

“Last year we presented Nick Enriquez from Bakersfield with a check for $20,000 after his hole in one on hole 13.  This year, it could be you!” Event Coordinator Shannon Jones told the Driller,   Limited teams are available.

Registration fee includes the course green fee, two carts, all on-course beverages, a goody bag for each player, fully catered lunch by new Chamber member Salty’s BBQ, and participation in the contests and tournament festivities.

Teams of 4 players may register for $125 per player at the Taft Chamber office, 400 Kern Street, Taft, or by calling 661-765-2165.

The the major sponsors of their tournament: Accelerated Environmental Services, TerraChem, Monarch Fleet Services, Salty’s BBQ & Catering, Cooper’s True Value, MTC (Taft Correctional Institution), Excalibur Well Services, General Production Services, Guardian Safety & Supply, Roger Miller Insurance Agency, and Hydrogen Energy California.