Release Date:  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
Contact Person:  Dave Droschak, Droschak Communications (919) 630-6656

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 16, 2016) – The inaugural Acura Par 3 Challenge golf tournament – with participants shooting for a chance to drive home a luxury vehicle for one year – will take place Friday, April 29 at noon on Pinehurst Resort’s Course No. 3, helping kick off the 2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance.

All 18 holes on Course No. 3 will be shortened in length between 140-170 yards.  Each hole will offer a specific model of vehicle from Acura, including the RLX, MDX, TLX, ILX and RDX.  Acura will provide a one-year lease for any hole-in-one during the tournament rounds.

In addition, a Fort Bragg soldier will be stationed at each hole as a tournament ambassador. The soldier will also get the chance to score a hole-in-one with each foursome that plays through that hole. A portion of the proceeds from the Acura Par 3 Challenge will be donated to the USO of North Carolina, the main charity of the Pinehurst Concours.

“Acura is pleased to be a sponsor for the Pinehurst Concours d’ Elegance,” said Susie Rossick, assistant vice president for Honda/Acura regional media and marketing. “As the Preferred Vehicle of Pinehurst Resort, we are honored to be included among some of the grandest vehicles from around the world. We are excited to add a new event dimension to the Concours with the introduction of the Acura Par 3 Challenge golf tournament, which will offer the golfers as well as the participating soldier ambassadors the opportunity to score a Hole-in-One and drive home in a new Acura.”

Cost of a tournament foursome is $750 or $200 for individual entrants. Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishing teams and additional Closest-To-The-Pin prizes will be offered. Each participant will also receive one ticket to the Pinehurst Concours and Commodores concert on Saturday, April 30.

Teams or individuals can register for the Acura Par 3 Challenge by contacting Andrew Stilwell at 910-215-0587 or via email at . Golfers can also register here:

The Acura Par 3 Challenge joins the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Fairway 5K Presented by FirstHealth Fitness as 2016 additions to a one-of-a-kind weekend in the Sandhills.

General admission and VIP tickets to the fourth annual collector car showcase and live concert can be purchased online at In addition, four local ticket outlets in the Pinehurst and Southern Pines area are open to purchase general admission tickets, including:
•Pinehurst Village Hall
•Pinehurst Resort Members service desk (Members only)
•Old Sport Gallery in Village of Pinehurst
•Country Book Shop in Southern Pines

As many as 300 collector cars are expected on the fairways of Pinehurst Resort for the event. The Grammy Award-winning Commodores – a band which has recorded seven No. 1 hits over four decades – will take the stage following the awards ceremony at approximately 5 p.m. The 2015 Pinehurst Concours and concert by Three Dog Night drew in excess of 10,000 patrons and this year’s event is expected to sell out.

The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is an economic development organization and non-profit authority of Moore County, North Carolina. The CVB mission is to promote the area as a destination for visitors, meetings, conventions and tours. The CVB is funded primarily by a three percent hotel / motel room occupancy tax paid by visitors to Moore County.