The 2023 Great Golf Story Contest

Share Your Best Golf Stories for Your Chance to Win a Trip for Six to Eagle Ridge Resort!

Enter to win!

Maybe it’s your one-and-only hole-in-one. Maybe it’s the hilarious shot your buddy hit off the porta potty. Maybe it’s the memorial tournament or bawdy buddies trip you take every year.

These are the memories we make, the stories that keep us coming back to this crazy, maddening, mystifying game.

And we want to hear yours.

We want to hear your best golf stories, the ones that make you laugh, cry, or beam with pride. Just send us your true (OK, even mostly true) stories that happened to you or you witnessed on the golf course:

• 350 words max

• Funny

• Fantastic

• Human interest

One lucky submitter will win a weekend golf getaway at none other than Eagle Ridge Resort, a package valued at more than $2,100!

Your name

Your City & State

Your email

How many years have you been playing golf?

Have you ever had a hole-in-one?

How many rounds of golf do you play each year?

How many different courses do you play each year?

Share your greatest golf story!




  1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The GOLFTIME MAGAZINE’S GREAT GOLF STORY CONTEST (\”Sweepstakes\”) begins on February 1, 2023 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on May 1, 2023 at 12:00 a.m. (the \”Promotion Period\”).

The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Killarney Golf Media (“Sponsor”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at during the Promotion Period.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal and eligible residents who are 21 years of age (the \”Entrant\”). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \”Promotion Entities\”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  2. PRIZE:

One winner will be randomly drawn to receive an Eagle Ridge Golf Extravaganza for Six People!

One winner will be randomly drawn to receive an amazing golf weekend at the famous Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, Illinois. This weekend will include two days of unlimited golf (for up to six people) on one of their four courses: the legendary General, the majestic North Course, the wooded South Course or the undulating East Course (cart fees included). In addition, you will stay at one of their three-bedroom homes for two nights, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at the Woodlands Restaurant. (Prize is valid thru 6-1-24.) Occasional blackout dates may occur. Value of this Eagle Ridge Extravaganza is $2,100!

Tucked among the Galena Territory’s 6,800 rolling acres of woodlands and countryside, Eagle Ridge Resort is the ultimate golf destination with four championship courses that are challenging, scenic, and a must-play for golfers. Eagle Ridge’s crowning achievement, The General, consistently ranks among Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses. Eagle Ridge is also recognized for its “country elegant” hotel and homes, quaint shopping, and excellent dining. This Sweepstakes is open to legal and eligible residents. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

  1. HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form, which can be found on the following website
    Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
  2. WINNER SELECTION: The Winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected at random from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The winners will be announced with publication of the Golftime Magazine Summer 2023 issue, after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.
  3. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within seven days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \”the Prize Claim Documents\”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

  1. PRIVACY: By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list, and agree to periodic email communication from the sponsor.
  2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.

  1. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to KILLARNEY GOLF MEDIA cc: GOLFTIME MAGAZINE’S GREAT GOLF STORY CONTEST at PO Box 14439, Madison, WI 53708-0439. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than four weeks after the Promotion Period has ended.