MEET ME AT ST. LOUIS (MEN'S CLUB)
Well, here we are again, itÕs officially summer. And in Memphis, summer is synonymous with good food, fun, and a flurry of festivals. Believe it or not, you really can always find something fun to do in Memphis, you just have to look, and this week, thereÕs a festival that offers the best of summerÕs pleasures.
Whether youÕre an avid golfer and want to show off your swing, or whether youÕre just desperate for some free stuff, The St. Louis MenÕs Club Million Dollar Hole-in-One is the perfect way to tee off the summer. What better way to spend the evening, than playing a little golf, eating fabulous food, and vying for great prizes, including a new car from Bluff City Autoplex and yes, a million dollars.
The annual festival began forty five years ago and has since grown into a week long event and the largest fundraiser to benefit St. Louis athletic and scouting programs as well as St. Jude ChildrenÕs Hospital. This year, the tournament will begin on Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. and continue every evening until Saturday, June 29th. ItÕs free to the public, but donations are welcome.
Personally, I donÕt know a five iron from a tee in the ground, and if you donÕt either, donÕt be intimidated. Everyone plays, from five year olds on up. The St. Louis Church grounds are transformed into a driving range where players are competing to land one hole. If think you could never hit a hole-in-one, not to worry, there are designated circles surrounding the green in which you can try to aim your ball.
If you are lucky enough to hit one of them, you can win cash or take your pick at a vast selection of prizes inside the ÒPrize RoomÓ, and weÕre not talking cheap stuffed toys. Last year, prizes included expensive items like DVD players, tennis rackets, and gift certificates to local restaurants.
You can buy small or large buckets of balls to try your hand, or if youÕre just not into golf, itÕs just as much fun to sit on the bleachers and watch. Delicious fare like BBQ and funnel cakes are provided by the churchÕs cooking staff, and beer and wine are available.
This year, on both Friday and Saturday nights, there will be live music, rides, and games for the children. The whole thing is topped off on Saturday night when seven lucky golfers will have a chance to play for one million dollars in the Million Dollar Shootout.
If youÕre children are driving you crazy, or if youÕre looking to impress a date, this festival is ideal. You can play some games, swing on the playground, have some drinks, and get some practice in for the course, all while promoting community spirit and giving to St. Jude and St. Louis SchoolÉ Whatever! You can win a MILLION DOLLARS!!
St. Louis Church is located at 203 S. White Station Rd., just off Walnut Grove. If you would like more information, or you want to make a donation, call Greg or Amy Crone at 682-6249.