You can watch the competition live on The Golf Channel beginning at 8 a.m. today. Nels Surtani from Noblesville will represent Indiana. The 12-year old had two aces last year and shot 72 on Pinehurst No. 2. Believe it or not, nine of the competitors in the Drive, Chip and Putt have recorded hole-in-ones.
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will be expanded to all 50 states this summer. It is anticipated that over 50,000 kids will compete with the hopes of making the trip to Augusta National in 2015. Registration opens today at www.drivechipandputt.com. Two of Indiana’s local qualifiers will take place at The Legends Golf Club on June 27 and July 3.
Making this competition even more unique is the fact that the putting finals will actually take place on the 18th green at Augusta National. The Masters will allow a limited number of spectators on the grounds today. The initiative is collaboration between The Masters Foundation, the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.