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A golf ball sits on a driving range aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 18. Marines are participating in Stroke of Luck, a competition set up by Marine Corps Community Services, for a chance to win a free round of golf at the Legends Golf Course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The golf ball is one of four balls players will use to sight in on the target, along with one yellow ball to make the lucky shot.

Photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Foster

Marines take on Stroke of Luck golf challenge

18 May 2016 | Cpl. Samantha K. Foster Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines compete at a golf range aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 18. The three day event is part of the 2016 Semper Fit Summer Challenge organized by Marine Corps Community Services. 

Players are given four white golf balls to sight in on the target along with one yellow money ball. The player who hits the target with the yellow ball wins a free round of golf at the Legends Golf Course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. 

“The event is a point based system, and each player that comes to take the challenge earns points for their squadron,” said Chuck Culpepper, MCCS Athletic Director. “The squadron with the most points earns a cash prize for their unit.”

Players are limited to one official shot with the money ball each day, and one winning round of golf for the duration of the event. The purpose of the Semper Fit Summer Challenge is to give personnel opportunities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and promote teamwork and camaraderie.

“I’ve never played golf before,” said Lance Cpl. Kevin Brown, an aviation electrician with  Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312. “It was a really fun and different experience for me.”

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