IJGA alumnus Richy Werenski, of South Hadley, Mass., made it through to the next episode of Golf Channel’s Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, on Monday night. Unlike the week before, Werenski did not immediately earn immunity to the next episode, but he did not face the elimination challenge.
This week’s first challenge was one of the show’s signature contests, the flop wall. Three members of the cast were named captains and Werenski’s former college teammate and roommate, Kyle Scott, chose him first for his team of three to conquer the flop wall. In this challenge, golfers flop a ball over a wall from one of three positions. Werenski’s flop, from the second of the three positions, was close but missed out on securing him a bid in the final round of the first challenge by a mere six inches.
Undeterred, Werenski moved on to the second immunity challenge. This task, which started each player out 200 yards from the hole with two strokes to get as close as possible, sent the IJGA alumnus on to the next episode. After a first shot that placed Werenski 15 feet from the pin, he was the only player to knock his ball in, punching his ticket to the fifth episode.
To view the Episode 4 in its entirety click here.
There is quite a bit at stake for the winner of Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL. The competitor who comes out on top earns the following:
- Endorsement from Adams Golf, which includes $10,000 cash
- $10,000 worth of Avis Car Rental credits
- $10,000 worth of Travelocity credits
- Seven day trip for two people at PGA National
- Sponsor’s Exemption into the PGA Tour’s 2015 Barbasol Championship
- $50,000 cash prize
To see a sneak peek of Episode 5, 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 McPherson, Gerina 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 Nitties, Justin Peters and Mark Silvers (Web.com Tour).