The Bluffs set to host Buick Scramble

The Bluffs set to host Buick Scramble The Buick Scramble, entering its third decade as the world's largest amateur golf tournament, is scheduled to host a local championship at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion on Saturday, May 22.

Sponsored by Rasmussen Motors and open to the public, four-person teams with certified USGA handicap indexes are eligible to compete in the Buick Scramble Local Championship at The Bluffs.

Taking place with tee-times beginning at 2 p.m., Rasmussen Motors will showcase the 2004 line of Buick vehicles at the local championship, and will award an all-new Buick Rainier to anyone recording a hole-in-one at the designated hole.

Interested teams can sign up for the local championship at the golf shop or directly online at www.buickscramble.com through Friday, May 21.

PGA Tour Professional and Buick Spokesperson Tiger Woods returns as the Buick Scramble honorary chairman for the 2004 season. As the Buick Scramble honorary chairman, Woods, 28, is scheduled to present the trophies to the 2004 Buick Scramble National Champions at the awards ceremony following the conclusion of the final round of the National Championships. The 2004 National Championships is scheduled for Oct. 7-10 at Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL.

"Buick is excited about our return to Grande Lakes Resort for the national championships in October," said Larry Peck, Buick's golf marketing manager. "In addition, we are thrilled to have Tiger Woods continue in his role as Buick Scramble honorary chairman in 2004."

Winning teams from the local championship at The Bluffs GC will advance to compete in the Buick Scramble Nebraska PGA Sectional Championships in the summer. Two winning teams from each PGA Sectional will advance to the Buick Scramble National Championships in Orlando.

Sanctioned by the PGA of America, the Buick Scramble is the world's largest amateur golf tournament, hosting more than 1,600 local championships nationwide annually. Local winners advance to one of 104 PGA sectional championships, with those winning teams advancing to the Buick Scramble national championships.

The Official Car of The PGA of America and the PGA Tour, Buick is title sponsor of four PGA Tour events and presenting sponsor of the PGA Club Professional Championship. Buick has an endorsement agreement with Tiger Woods, who recently signed a multi-year extension to continue as a Buick spokesman.

Entry fees for the tournament are $55 per player, which includes cart, greens fees and a variety of Buick Scramble tee-gifts and incentives, including a dozen Nike golf balls and a $50 redeemable Buick Scramble test-drive certificate.

For additional information on the Buick Scramble Local Championship at The Bluffs, please contact the pro shop at 605-677-7058, the Buick Scramble hotline at 800-582-1908 or visit www.buickscramble.com.

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