Farragut Lions Club holds annual Hole-In-One Shoot Out

Golfers can try their luck at getting a hole in one and benefit Farragut Lions Club by participating in Farragut Lions Club Third Annual Hole-In-One Shoot Out.

This year’s shoot-out is slated for two weekends, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 18, and from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 19, then from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25, and from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 26, in the field adjacent to farragutpress, 11863 Kingston Pike.

The shoot out is open to the public, and the objective is for participants to finish in the top three each day, driving the ball closest to the pin roughly 150 yards away.

Each participant can purchase three balls for $5, and there will be daily prizes for those closest to the pin.

“We will take three qualifiers from each of the four days,” Wayne Stormer, Farragut Lions Club first vice president, said.

“The 12 closest to the pin will qualify for the finals, which will take place Thursday, Aug. 4, at Willow Creek Golf Course.”

The prize for winning the finals is a 2016 Smart Car from Mercedes-Benz, he said.

The shoot out, which usually raises $2,000, is a fundraiser for the Lions Club, to help fund vision and diabetes programs it provides in the local community.

“We get a fair amount of supporters,” Stormer said. “We would like to get $2,500 [this year].”

Farragut Lions Club is a part of Lions Club International, which provides humanitarian services worldwide.

“We provide a wide range of vision-related programs,” he said.

Those services include vision testing, Remote Area Medical, eyeglasses for those who cannot afford them through a vision assistance program and leader dogs through Lions Club International.

Farragut Lions Club was started in 1973 as Concord Lions Club and changed its name in 1980 when Farragut became a town.

It held a hole-in-one event in the 1970s and two years ago club members decided to bring back the event, Stormer said.

“We thought it would be a good idea to resurrect something the club did in the 1970s,” he said.

For more information about the fundraiser, call Stormer, 865-675-7207.