Kentucky Derby Bourbon Bash

September 5


$30 entry fee + cart fees
Lunch + Bourbon Tasting Included

History – The name of the tournament originated with Dick Chapman, a renowned amateur golfer in the 1940’s & 50’s. The format was created to balance two players of different abilities. This allows the stronger players to work with the weaker players. The stronger players drive sets up the weaker player for an easier approach shot. After two shots, you should be close to the green, so playing alternate shot from there should be less impacting.

Playing the Game 

  • This is a two-person team format with handicaps
  • Both players hit drives
  • Each player hits the second shot from where their partners drive lays
  • The best of the second shots is selected to continue playing the hole
  • From the best of the second shot, the partners play alternating shots into the hole
  • The player whose second shot was picked up, plays the third shot, hitting the best of the 2nd shot ball
  • The players continue to alternate until the ball is holed.
  • The handicaps are calculated as 60% of the stronger player and 40% of the weaker player and then combined for a team handicap.
  • The tournament will be flighted based on Team Handicaps.

Register in the Pro Shop – deadline is September 1st

Entry fee = $30/person + any applicable cart fees, includes Lunch after tournament and Three Bourbon Tastings during the tournament.

Lunch will be served to all tournament participants at Turnpike Mike’s.

Lunch to include:

  • Hot Brown: Sliced Turkey Breast, White Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Baked Tomato & Crispy Bacon on a thick white toast.
  • Classic Southern Cheese Grits
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Tina’s Deviled Eggs
  • Sausage Gumbo Soup
  • Kentucky Bread Pudding w/Bourbon Sauce

Drink specials include Mint Juleps, and $2.50 pints of Blue Moon, the official beer of the Kentucky Derby.  (Not Included in fee)



$2 Entry Fee
2 – 4 PM

The Practice Green will be set up into a 9-hole putting course. For a nominal $2 entry fee, each contestant will play the course (just like Miniature Golf), keep their own score and turn in their scorecard. The lowest score for the day is the winner!

Contestants will be sent out in pairs starting at 2pm. In the event of a tie, a Putt Off will be conducted to determine the overall winner. Top prize will be a $25 gift card from the golf shop and other fun items.

Sign up in the Pro Shop.



SummerGlen Golf Course will be hosting day of Kentucky Derby Festivities, one of the festivities is a Hat Contest. Sign-ups to enter the contest will be in the resident mailroom and the Golf Proshop.

Contest registration begins at 4:00 pm on the patio behind Turnpike Mike’s. Judging will take place at 4:45 pm.

Enter to win gift cards to the Golf Course and Turnpike Mike’s.



Turnpike Mike’s will be showing the Kentucky Derby Live in the bar.

Drink specials include Mint Juleps, and $2.50 pints of Blue Moon, the official beer of the Kentucky Derby.