By petedirenzo
Thursday, February 28, 2013

P1-ShinnecockIf you have $2,500 lying around, you can play one of Golf Magazine's Top 10 courses in the world. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, ranked by Golf Magazine as the No. 6 course in the world, will hold the fourth-annual Project A.L.S. Golf Classic on May 20, and Larry Olmsted of Forbes.com writes that you can get a chance to play the prestigious course while donating to a project dedicated to finding and funding a cure for A.L.S.

So here’s the deal: There are only 20 foursomes in the field. A silver foursome is $10,000 (or $2,500 per player) and a gold foursome is $15,000. The main difference is marketing for company sponsors as the gold gets you an on-tee sign. Individual spots are also sold at no premium, for $2,500 each. All include brunch, golf, caddie fees (not tips), cocktail reception afterwards and awards ceremony.
A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, became prominent in golf
when legend Tom Watson’s longtime caddie Bruce Edwards was diagnosed.
Watson is heavily involved in ALS TDI Golf, a fundraising arm of the non-profit ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, MA.
Because of the small and exclusive nature of the event, tickets are not
sold online. If you would like to participate, you can contact Project A.L.S. staffer Erin Fleming at erin@projectals.org or 212-420-7382.
(Photo: Fred Vuich/SI)

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