Annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic kicks off June 10 - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic kicks off June 10

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The Greater Waco Chamber and Starburst have come together to host the 20th annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic, one of the largest junior golf tournaments in the state.

The junior golf classic will host hundreds of players from ages 7 to 18 across four area courses.

Players receive swag bags, tournament pairings and caddie apparel, a Q&A session with a former Starburst Jr. competitor, dinner, time to practice their swings and watch 1,300 golf balls fall from the sky for the Greater Waco Chamber’s Helicopter Golf Ball Drop.

“The popular Helicopter Ball Drop is a unique aspect of our tournament that really engages all of our players and their families,” said Amanda Haygood, sports and special events director at the Waco Chamber. “Players – and anyone in the community – can purchase a $5 raffle ticket to match a golf ball. It’s an impressive sight, watching up to 1,300 golf balls be dropped from a helicopter. And the owner of the ball that lands in, or nearest, to the golf hole will win $1,000!”

The kickoff is June 10 at 6 p.m.

The Starburst Junior Golf Classic starts the tournament play around the Greater Waco area June 11-13.

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