Sports fans may dream of getting a chance to train with their idols, but usually opportunities like that come with a steep price. In order to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief, two pro-golfers, Chris Stroud and Bobby Gates, put together an auction, whose proceeds would then be donated to the hard hit city. One of the most exciting opportunities on offer was the chance to buy a golf lesson, with the PGA legend himself, Tiger Woods. The official website created for the event, Hurricane Harvey Pro-Am stated that the event was “inspired to raise funds to help people affected by the vast devastation from Hurricane Harvey… with the goal of raising $1,000,000 for our flood victims.”
Woods wasn’t the only pro golfer to make a showing that night, as over 20 other of the best players joined together for the cause. The event took place at Bluejack National, a golf course designed by Woods himself that is located not far from the stricken city. As Woods is in the midst of a career comeback, it’s not surprising that a fan paid $210,000 in order to learn to play from Woods, at least for a day. The lesson will be given to the buyer and one lucky friend or family member, as they learn on the very same course on which the event took place.
Several of the other items up for auction included a membership at Bluejack National golf course, as well as the chance to play a round of golf at either Monterey Peninsula, or Floridian National Golf Club, which is unsurprisingly is situated in Florida. All in all, the fundraiser accomplished the goal they had set for themselves, as they had raised over $1 million by the end of the evening, which exceeding both Chris Stroud’s and Bobby Gates’s expectations.