Each December, Sun City golfers take on one of the most fun and most challenging games of the year during the annual Superintendent’s Revenge.
From maneuvering around giant inflatables to putting with a hockey stick, residents faced a new obstacle at every hole during the tournament held at Argent Lakes and Okatie Creek golf courses Dec. 5.
The annual tournament, now in its sixth year, is an opportunity for residents to not only have fun, but to give back to the community as well. Each player brought at least one new, unwrapped toy or book donation for Bluffton Self Help.
“This is an event that I look forward to every year, and we are so grateful to all of you who participate and make it a success,” said Argent Lakes golf pro Kevin Foley.
Sun City’s golf pros and superintendent Scott Denny came up with some new challenges for this year’s tournament, along with the return of some favorites.
The hole dubbed “the maze runner” kept golfers zigzagging through a maze on the green and the “Let’s Make A Deal” hole required residents to choose their challenge from a box.
Veterans of the tournament likely remembered some favorite holes of years past like “The Crapper,” which featured a toilet seat surrounding the hole, and “Lunch Break,” where golf equipment obstacles were scattered around the green.
After the event, golfers met up at the pavilion for lunch provided by Jameson’s Charhouse, learned the tournament results and admired the piles of toy donations.
First- and second-place winners were named for the men’s, couples and women’s flights for each golf course. One four-person team from each course was randomly chosen from the winners to have their name engraved on the Superintendent’s Revenge trophy.
But the real winner of the tournament was Bluffton Self Help. Hundreds of games, toys, stuffed animals and books donated at the tournament will be given away as part of the nonprofit’s annual Christmas toy shop, which allows families in need to shop for their children.
“Without you, some kids wouldn’t have a Christmas, so we appreciate you giving a gift and for all you do,” Denny said to tournament participants.