Drive – And Eat – A Bucket of Balls at Drive Shack this 4th of July

Drive - And Eat - A Bucket of Balls at Drive Shack this 4th of July

Tee off a new Independence Day tradition with Drive Shack’s inaugural Bucket of Balls eating contest, BayPlay, giveaways and more on July 4

Drive - And Eat - A Bucket of Balls at Drive Shack this 4th of JulyOrlando, FL  (  You already know Drive Shack is Orlando’s premier golf-entertainment destination. But did you know they serve some of the best meatballs in town, too?

This Fourth of July, Drive Shack is teeing up the best of both worlds by inviting guests to have a ball (or 25) during its inaugural Bucket of Balls eating contest.

Both adults and kids are invited to participate in this fun-filled competition. No professional eaters allowed (yes, that’s a thing)! Contestants must register before 11:59 p.m. on July 2. There’s no registration fee, but be sure to enter before spots fill up!

The rules are simple: Adults (18 and older) are challenged to eat as many meatballs as they can within a five-minute limit. Kids (under 18) will have their own chance to eat as many meatballs as possible in five minutes.

So why spend Independence Day face-planting into our bucket of balls? Well, other than hilarious photo opportunities and a stomach full of bragging rights, each contestant and his or her guests will receive one free hour of BayPlay to use on July 4th, and the winner will take home a brand new TaylorMade driver, two hours of free BayPlay and the coveted Inaugural Bucket of Balls Challenge trophy.

The Bucket of Balls contest will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Take a front row seat to cheer on the hungry contestants and be sure to come decked out in red, white and blue because the guest sporting the “Most Patriotic Costume” during the contest will win a Drive Shack swag bag plus two hours of free BayPlay!

Not game for the eating contest? No problem! Patriotic festivities will be going on all day long. Drive Shack will be giving away swag and gift cards to some lucky guests to use throughout the day. And while you cheer on the ballers or practice your swing, indulge in holiday drink specials, like the Rocket Launcher.

Entry into this unforgettable Independence Day celebration is free and Drive Shack will be open during regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. So, now the balls are in your court. Sign up to be a contestant at, don your red, white and blue, and join Drive Shack in celebrating America by balling out in style.

Drive Shack is a three-story, indoor/outdoor all-weather golf-entertainment complex with 90 fully equipped hitting bays, creating a memorable experience with friends and family every time you visit. Check out your swing, track your scores, compete with other bays or simply PLAY ON using Drive Shack’s interactive games. Dine in its contemporary bar and grill or take advantage of the full-service food and drinks available in each bay. Then, enjoy non-stop fun in the Free Play Game Lounge, featuring classic games like shuffleboard, Skee-ball and Pac-Man. Located at 7285 Corner Drive in Lake Nona’s vibrant Sports and Performance District, Drive Shack Orlando is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, visit

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About Drive Shack

Drive Shack Orlando is a subsidiary of Drive Shack Inc., a publicly traded owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses. Drive Shack is developing venues across the country that are reimagining the traditional concept of a golf course through blended, industry-leading technology, design and service that creates a golf-entertainment experience for every skill level and interest. Unlike traditional driving ranges, Drive Shack’s complexes will feature technologically enhanced, signature golf-based games using complimentary TaylorMade clubs and are designed for players of all skill levels. Each venue will have full-service food and beverage areas as well as private event space that can accommodate groups from 10 up to 1,000 in size. Drive Shack Inc. also owns American Golf, one of the largest owners and operators of golf properties nationwide.


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