Rory4Pres ·  
Rory4PresRory4Pres Members  1421WRX Points: 407Handicap: 1Posts: 1,421 Platinum Tees
Joined:  in General Golf Talk #1
Share your stories of the nicest or most memorable prize you've won at a golf course (or just golf related), whether that be from a raffle, hole in one, winning a tournament, silent auction, etc...

-Cobra F8+ driver w/ Tensei pro orange -TS3/TS2 15* w/ Evenflow -818 H2 17* w/ Atmos -816 H2 19* w/ Motore Speeder -MP64's with Ctapers

-Vokeys 46.06, 52.12, 60.04/60.07 -Kingston KP1 welded Long neck



  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17194WRX Points: 1,422Posts: 17,194 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #2
    Biggest was $5,000 check. Most memorable was 4 clubhouse badges to The Players when I was 11. My family never would have been able to afford something like that at that time.
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX  25408WRX Points: 2,565Handicap: 2 ManyPosts: 25,408 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #3
    About 20 years I played in a net tournament that was run by a big oil company. Borrowed clubs, played lights out and shot a net 61 to beat a field of over 150 players. At the awards dinner, I'm preparing to pick up a huge gift certificate, set of clubs or something of true value. The first place prize was the ugliest golf clock you could possibly imagine with a value of about $7.00.<br />
    <br />
    Still have that and now it's a treasure.
  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members  1879WRX Points: 260Posts: 1,879 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #4
    Most memorable...about 10 years ago I won one of these in a charity scramble for closest to the pin. A M&M dispenser. One of the tournament sponsors was the Mars Corp., so a lot of swag was given out. Normally I would not complain when it's a tournament for charity, but they had a second closest to the pin contest on another hole as well, and the prize for that was a 5-pack of free rounds at the course the tournament was at. So it was not quite fair IMO. Actual photo not available as I threw it in the trash when I got home.
  • 1s1k1s1k A-Town, MAMembers  613WRX Points: 384Handicap: 5'ishPosts: 613 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #5
    Won a $500 Aimpoint Pro Rifle red dot optic for my M4 from a golf tournament put on by the SWAT team.
    TM SIM 8* Driver Ventus Black 7X 
    TM P790 UDI 2-Iron 2nd Gen HZRDUS Smoke 100g 6.5
    Srixon Z785 3-PW Project X 6.5
    TM MG2 Black Wedges 50.09, 54.11, 60.08 Project X 6.5
    TM MySpider X 34" Black on Black
    TM TP5X

    Bag Room
    Mizuno MP32 2-PW 
    Callaway Legacy Black 3-PW 
    Srixon Z745 3-PW
  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers  6910WRX Points: 1,236Handicap: 3.9-9.3-7.7 (Health issue)Posts: 6,910 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #6
    About 20 years ago, at my company's outing, I won a small TV (kitchen counter size) in the after round raffle and gave it to my "would have been" mother-in-law.
  • marmooskapaulmarmooskapaul Members  1455WRX Points: 230Posts: 1,455 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Nov 27, 2018 #7
    A basketball signed by one of the Pacers.....but I can't for the life of me remember who it was...lol. ..traded it for an MP3 player...suckerrrr!!..me that is.<br />
    <br />
    Edit: I actually won a nice Nike stand bag and at our Indiana WRX outing won a mini driver built to my specs by Tom Wishom...so I got that going for me.
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members  3800WRX Points: 203Posts: 3,800 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #8
    A huge engraved crystal bowl for winning a member-member tournament. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blind.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blind:' />
  • PaullyPaully Members  876WRX Points: 88Posts: 876 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #9
    $100 raffle ticket. Won a trip for 2 for 3 nights at Spanish Bay with a round at Pebble, Spyglass, and Spanish Bay. Also came with a $500 gift card each to the shops at Pebble!
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 MaineMembers  20334WRX Points: 903Posts: 20,334 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #10
    Bragging rights.<br />
    <br />
    Put a price on that...

  • RayGormanRayGorman Members  174WRX Points: 74Handicap: 13Posts: 174 Fairways
    Joined:  #11
    At the end of what was then known as "The Pub Classic" on Long Island (mostly restaurant and bar staff), I had about $7 in my pocket. Walking into the dinner they had a $5 raffle.. <shrug> "what the heck" and bought a ticket. Wasn't even first prize, but I won a set of original first year Hogan Edge's (1984/85 or so?). 3-SW full set. I got home and noticed there were 2 6 Irons and no 7I, I called the pro shop and arranged to exchange the following week or two. I showed up and made the switch (matching serial#) then fell in love with the 2 Iron, so I dropped coin to grab one... Played those for 10-12 years until they were stolen out of the car...
  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers  1010WRX Points: 179Handicap: 2 (index = 2.3)Posts: 1,010 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #12
    About 30-years ago, I won a set of Wilson irons that I gave to my nephew. He was 12-years old at the time and was overjoyed with the clubs.
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • JDW3JDW3 Members  650WRX Points: 106Handicap: 4.5Posts: 650 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #13
    I won a voice caddie SC200 in a US Open pool thanks to JT.
    Driver: Titleist TS2
    3 wood: Titleist TS2
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 19* & 22*
    Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16
    Wedges: Vokey sm7 50*, 54*, 60*
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Ball: Titleist Prov 1x
  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX  1330WRX Points: 347Handicap: 7.6 and trendingPosts: 1,330 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #14
    About 12 years or so I won the following here on the board in a "design a driver" contest.<br />
    Brand new Callaway Razor fit Driver with a Graphite Design DI-6 shaft in it.<br />
    Callaway Staff bag<br />
    Callaway hat signed by Tommy 2-gloves.

    DRIVER -    Taylor Made Sim Max 10.5* | UST Mamiya Attas Cool Stiff
    3 WD -       Taylor Made Sim Max 14.5* | Ventus Blue Stiff 
    HYBRIDS - PXG Gen 2 -  2 / 3 / 4 Hybrids | Accra Tour 90i Stiff
    IRONS -     PXG Gen 3 -  0311XP 5 - GW | Accra Tour 90i Stiff
    WEDGES - Ping Stealth Glide 2.0 54-12 / 58-06 Wedges | Wedge Flex
    GRIPS -      JumboMax XL Ultralight grips on ALL 
    PUTTER -   PXG Gunboat H 
    BAG -         PXG Staff Bag
    BALLS -     Snell MTB Black / Pro V1

  • TheMackDaddyTheMackDaddy SEATTLEJr. Boomers  4747WRX Points: 136Handicap: 0-10Posts: 4,747 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Nov 27, 2018 #15
    Worked a job last summer at a steel company as a summer intern. The CEO and CFO heard that I was a pretty good golfer, and invited me to play in a few events. During one event, I took home the individual long drive prize, the individual closest to the pin prize, and our team won the overall prize. It amounted to about $500 in gift cards on top of the money I was paid for a full day of “working”. <br />
    <br />
    That was a good job.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21478WRX Points: 5,445Posts: 21,478 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #16
    This little plastic trophy is one of two given to the winning team in our course's first member-member tourney in 2011. I have one, my oldest daughter has its twin! After I hit OB off the tee on 18, she had to par the 18th on her own with a bunch of folks watching to seal the victory. Will always be the nicest prize.
  • MilesVJacksonMilesVJackson Members  65WRX Points: 40Posts: 65 Bunkers
    Joined:  #17
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • PureGolf313PureGolf313 Members  70WRX Points: 33Handicap: 12Posts: 70 Bunkers
    Joined:  #18
    In 1988 my dad got a Hole in one in a charity golf event and won a Red BMW 325I Convertible. I was six years old at the time and still remember sitting at the dinner table when my dad called and my mom saying "Call me when you are sober, you are drunk". He said it was a horrible shot and he walked away after he hit only for his buddies to see it and start screaming.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members  3468WRX Points: 356Posts: 3,468 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #19
    A new bag, which was perfectly timed as my old one was falling apart. Non Golf related...a bottle of 12 year old Bowmore Malt.
  • FourTopsFourTops Banned  1676WRX Points: 13Handicap: 5.7Posts: 1,676 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #20
    20 lap dances in Vegas....but then again it was a charity event for retired strippers.
  • Steele47Steele47 Members  1833WRX Points: 988Posts: 1,833 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #21
    2 large ceramic lamps.
  • Zz24hoursZz24hours Members  117WRX Points: 75Handicap: 10.1Posts: 117 Fairways
    Joined:  #22
    A bagcart, recently - that was nice<br />
    <br />
    A paid round of scotch for the tournament when I made an ace was great too 😋
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • nowitski41nowitski41 Members  357WRX Points: 0Handicap: 7.8Posts: 357
    Joined:  #23
    An amazon Alexa after the round during the raffle at an orthodontist scramble.
  • FourTopsFourTops Banned  1676WRX Points: 13Handicap: 5.7Posts: 1,676 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #24
    nowitski41 wrote:
    <br />
    An amazon Alexa after the round during the raffle at an orthodontist scramble.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Take Alexa with you on the course..."Alexa, what club should I hit?".
  • lchanglchang Members  769WRX Points: 191Handicap: 11Posts: 769 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #25
    These. But without the whiskey in them. :-)<br />
    <br />
  • GreenieGreenie Members  3540WRX Points: 162Handicap: 13.7Posts: 3,540 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #26
    I won a Sun Mountain Four5 bag for closest to the pin at a scramble. Closest to the pin got you a $50 gift card from Golfsmith. Inside a 12" circle around the hole got you the golfbag. The only problem was the the bag was in baby blue and white North Carolina college colors. I mentioned to the sponsor of the hole they needed Maryland colors instead of that baby blue and they were nice enough to let me order one through Golfsmith of my color with free shipping. It came UPS and I believe the driver ran over it LOL because the bag was smashed. After the return I finally got my prize in the color I wanted.
  • tocinotocino Members  2388WRX Points: 150Posts: 2,388 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #27
    I won an odessey putter and a sleeve of Prov1s for a closest to the pin hole at a work scramble event. I think I ended up flipping it for $70 on the BST. I still have the sleeve. I don’t plan on ever using them
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • mcputtermcputter Members  1048WRX Points: 229Handicap: 0.9Posts: 1,048 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #28
    Won a replica Colt 45 six-shooter as the trophy for winning a tournament in Prescott, Arizona. It came with lead balls which are powered by small blasting caps and actually shoots. My buddy who won one another year has shot his, but I never have.
    Adams 9015D 10.5 Matrix Ozik
    TM M2 Deep Face 3HL Fuji Atmos 6
    Callaway Apex 20 Steelfiber hls780
    Adams Pro Mini 23 Steelfiber i95
    Adams A12 Pro Black 5-9PW Steelfiber i95
    Adams CB2 GW Steelfiber i95
    Vokey SM6 Black 54 S-Grind Steelfiber i110 CW
    Vokey Oil Can 58 V-Grind Kuro Kage TiNi 105
    Scotty Cameron Pro Plat Newport Mil Spec

    It's not how fast you play, it's how well you play fast!
  • HackerDaveHackerDave Members  1448WRX Points: 141Handicap: 13.5Posts: 1,448 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #29
    This year I was playing in a charity event and made an eagle. Won one of three skins for $800. By far the most I have ever won in an event.
  • flip flappyflip flappy Members  1017WRX Points: 195Posts: 1,017 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Dec 4, 2018 #30
    I played in a charity scramble a few years ago and bought a $10 raffle ticket. I won a 60" TV. It was right before my wife's birthday. I came in the house with the TV and told her I stopped on the way home and bought it for her birthday. She responded with, "You're too cheap to buy me a present like that, you had to have won it!" What can I say, my wife knows me pretty well.<br />
    <br />
    A friend of mine, who is a pastor, won a car on a hole in one prize. He sold it and gave all the money to his church to go towards a family life center they were building. I hear the story on a weekly basis and it never gets old hearing it.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    Ping G400 Max 10.5
    Ping G400 5 wood
    Ping i-e1 4-U Nippon 105 Stiff
    Cleveland 588 RTX CB 52, 56&60
    Cameron Squareback 1 Studio Select
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Northern CaliforniaMembers  2386WRX Points: 427Handicap: 2.0Posts: 2,386 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #31
    In a closest to the pin competition, I won a football signed by the entire team of the 1988-89 Super Bowl champion SF 49ers. Gave it to my Dad who’d been a fan since the 1940’s and immediately gained Favored Child status.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Fairway: Epic Flash 14* & 20*
    Hybrid: Ping G410 22*
    Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Sightline
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1 

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.