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Golfer Chosen for $1 Million Shoot-out

October 31, 2016
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One lucky golfer has earned a chance to win $1 million at Ocean Pines Golf Club on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 11 am.
Don Smith, who is from Arnold, Md. and is a part-time Ocean Pines resident, qualified for his chance at the money at Ocean Pines Golf Club’s Residents’ Day, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 23. 
All paid rounds that day participated in a closest-to-the-pin contest on the par-3 seventh hole. Smith’s shot was the closest at 7 feet 6 inches from the pin.
John Malinowski, PGA director of golf at Ocean Pines Golf Club, said the million-dollar shoot-out and Residents’ Day were a way to thank people in Ocean Pines for their patronage. “Over 2,000 Ocean Pines residents and property owners have played golf here over the past few years.  We wanted to show our appreciation for our community members’ support by creating a special day where they could enjoy discounted rounds, range balls and food and drinks,” he said.
Smith will get one shot taken from 170 yards from the pin on the course’s 18th hole. If he makes a hole in one, he will receive $1 million paid as a 40-year annuity. Great Shot Golf is the contest’s provider.
Ocean Pines Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course and the only one on Maryland’s Eastern Shore designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.  It is open to the public year-round and is available for outings and tournaments.