IJGA alumnus, Werenski advances on Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL

IJGA alumnus, Richy Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., advanced to Episode Four of Golf Channel’s Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL. Werenski earned “immunity” or a guaranteed trip to the next show, early on in the episode. The challenge included a golf component, as well as an element of strategy.

Richy Werenski – Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL
Richy Werenski – Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL

Each contestant was paired up against another player for a closest-to-the-pin contest. The winner in each individual match earned five points. At the same time, all the players were tested on how well they knew their fellow competitors by having to choose which person would win the closest-to-the-pin contest. If they choose correctly, they earned two points. At the end of the competition, the four people with the highest point totals would win immunity.

Werenski ended the competition tied with the most points at 13, and earned the sought after immunity from elimination.


To view Episode Three in its entirety, please click here.

There is a lot at stake for the winner of the Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL. The competitor who comes out on top earns the following:

  • an endorsment from Adams Golf, which includes $10,000 cash
  • $10,000 worth of Avis Car Rental credits
  • $10,000 worth of Travelocity credits
  • a seven day trip for two people at PGA National
  • Sponsor’s Exemption into the PGA Tour’s 2015 Barbasol Championship
  • a $50,000 cash prize

To view a sneak peak at Episode Four, click here.

More about Big Break:

Golf Channel’s Big Break show concept pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness.  During Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, competitors will be subject to skills challenges from tee-to-green, including two of the series’ signature challenges, the popular “Glass Break” and “Flop Wall.”  One contestant will be eliminated each week, with the last player standing awarded his Big Break, an opportunity to compete on the PGA TOUR.

For the past 22 seasons, Golf Channel’s Big Break competition series has served as the launching pad for many aspiring professional golfers looking to take that next step in their golf careers. PGA TOUR winners Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey and Matt Every as well as U.S.Solheim Cup participants Kristy McPhersonGerina Piller and Ryann O’Toole, who all play full-time on the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour, all competed in the Golf Channel original series.  Several other past Big Break contestants will compete on the world’s top tours in 2015, including Tony Finau (PGA TOUR), Mallory Blackwelder, Katy Harris, Sadena Parks and Jackie Stoelting (LPGA Tour) as well as Rick Cochran, Hugo Leon, James NittiesJustin Peters and Mark Silvers (Web.com Tour).

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