By SARAH SHMERLING | Managing Editor
Former Mr. and Miss Teen Palisades 2017 contestant Sam Swartz is back in the spotlight—this time for hosting a third golf tournament at his Miami Way Golf Course.
“This Halloween Tournament, I am most looking forward to meeting new community members, as I have a couple of new golfers participating,” Swartz explained to the Palisadian-Post.
Since its completion last summer, he has hosted several tournaments at the course. He said that he expects about 30-40 people to participate in his Halloween Tournament.
He has also extended an invitation to LAFD Station 69.
“Last tournament I had about 30 local and non-local golf lovers come by and swing the sticks,” Swartz reported.
The course, which took three months to construct, is taken care of by Swartz.
“Maintaining the course throughout the year is pretty much like a full-time job,” he said. “In order for the course to be in playing shape, the grass must be cut every day.”
Swartz explained that he is also always looking for ways to improve the course, like planting new trees or remodeling the greens, which is something he did this past summer.
“It’s also very important that the course gets watered everyday, as one day without water can ruin and damage the grass,” he said. “Even though it is a lot of work to make sure the course is in tip-top shape, it’s a lot of fun and definitely worth the amount of work.”
The tournament, which will feature new golf greens and slopes that Swartz said will make it more challenging for the player, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The winner will receive a gift card to Palisades Garden Café.
Anyone interested in learning more about the course or signing up for the tournament can contact Swartz at email@example.com.
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