Starting Hearts golf tourney is Tuesday at Vail Golf Club |

Starting Hearts golf tourney is Tuesday at Vail Golf Club

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What: Starting Hearts’ Golf Tournament

When: Tuesday, June 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Vail Golf Club

More Info: Individual player registration is $123, or $456 for a team of four. Register at or call 949-929-5715

VAIL — Starting Hearts will host its inaugural golf tournament and $1 Million Golf Challenge on Tuesday at the Vail Golf Club.

The “Coolest, Funnest, Baddest, Most Exciting Golf Tournament Ever” kicks off at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The awards luncheon donated by Richard Bailey of Taste 5 Catering is slated for 2 p.m. and the $1 million shot, $50,000 shootout, and $5,000 putting finals will follow at 3 p.m.

“We are planning a wonderful event for the Vail Valley golf community,” said Alan Himelfarb, executive director of Starting Hearts. “This is a great opportunity to play at the beautiful Vail Golf Club, meet new friends, enjoy great food and fun, and help us in our mission to save more lives.”

“The event will feature some very fun and unique activities,” Himelfarb said.

There will be oblong golf balls, a pro to hit 400 yard drives (that’s a 1/4 mile), and many large prizes. There will be a putting contest for $5,000, a $50,000 four-person shootout, four different hole-in-one contests, team prizes, a raffle and swag giveaways. Every player will have a chance to shoot to win a two-year lease on a 2015 Ford Explorer, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and St. Andrews and Pebble Beach golf vacations. One lucky player will win the opportunity to shoot for a million dollars — $500,000 will be awarded to the individual and $500,000 to Starting Hearts.

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Get A Super Ticket

Individual player registration is $123 and teams of four are $456. A super ticket for just $25 provides a mulligan, entry into the $1 million shot raffle, and participation in the $5,000 putting contest. Each player can also upgrade to the VIP Player Package for just $50, which includes the official event shirt from Slazenger, a US Bank/Starting Hearts matching golf cap, a sleeve of new golf balls and tickets for on-course snacks and drinks.

All players receive a free continental breakfast, awards luncheon and beverages with their registration fee. Green fees, a cart and practice balls are also included with player registration. Spectator luncheon tickets cost $20.

For player registration, luncheon tickets and sponsorships, visit the event website at

For more information on sponsorships, the event or tickets, contact Alan Himelfarb at 949-929-5715 or

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