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Golf Marathon

Friday, September 28, 2018
100 Holes | 1 Day
Kettle Hills Golf Course Richfield

 

Over $5,000 in Prizes

Top individual fundraiser—$2,500 at Erin Hills
Top individual holes—$1,000 at Kohler
Valuable hole prizes and gift bags

 

Event Sponsors

Kettle Hills Golf Course Richfield

What Is Golf Marathon?

Golf Marathon is a hot new charitable golf event with over $5,000 in prizes which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County. The goal is to play 100 holes of golf per golfer in a single day (or as many or few holes they want to play). This event will make a significantly bold impact on the lives of Washington County children and support our mission to empower children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 28th!

How Does It Work?

Upon registration, each golfer will receive information on how to create their own “FirstGiving” fundraising webpage. With FirstGiving, golfers are able to connect & promote their own fundraising efforts via email and multiple social media outlets. With FirstGiving, Golfers are expected to raise various levels of support for BBBS of Washington County depending upon the size of their team. See more information on fundraising levels below under “Who Participates…”

On the Golf Marathon day, golfers arrive at 7:00 a.m. for check-in and a special breakfast, rules and announcements. Golfers tee off with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. and play until 5:00 p.m. with a goal of playing 100 holes of golf per golfer in a single day (or as many or few holes they want to play).

Teams and individuals start simultaneously on different holes throughout the course, so each team can start at the same time. Players are allowed to play through other slower golfers and must play consecutive holes with only one ball per team in play at all times.

At the end of the event, we conclude with an Awards Ceremony and Celebration. Each participant will receive golfer gift gear bags loaded with exceptional gifts. The Top fundraiser and Top Number of Holes Played will each receive a coveted recognition trophy.

Who Participates In Golf Marathon?

Most of our golf marathon participants will have some direct connection to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County—typically area business owners & employees, donors, Bigs, parents, board members, staff and friends of our organization. You can participate as a team or as an individual. Over the years, we’ve seen marathon golfers from every walk of life. Across this spectrum, the most common response heard from marathon golfers is, “This is the most fun I’VE EVER HAD on a golf course in my life.”

Four Person Teams

  • Foursomes in one cart
  • Teams of four are expected to raise at least $3,000 in support of BBBS of Washington County

Two Person Teams

  • Twosomes in one cart
  • Teams of two are expected to raise at least $2,000 in support of BBBS of Washington County

Individual Player

  • Two people (caddy and golfer) in one cart
  • Individual golfers are expected to raise at least $1,000 in support of BBBS of Washington County

Golf Marathon Rules

  • Golf will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start and play to 5:00 p.m. A horn will sound but in case you do not hear it, use your phone clock to start and stop.

 

  • All 18 holes designated must be played, in order, each round, from tee-off through putt-out. A horn will sound at 5:00 p.m. to end play. Holes completed through putt-out will be counted in your total.

 

  • Teams—only one player may play per hole. The same player must play the hole from tee-off to putt-out. The next hole may not be started until the previous hole is completed.

 

  • You will keep score for all holes completed. Special scorecards will be provided and must be turned in at completion of play. Start scoring on the hole you tee off to begin. You must have your card stamped and report your progress at the turn each time you come around. For individual players, the golfer (and driver) must go through the checkpoint. For teams, both members must go through the checkpoint.

 

  • Each golfer and team will be assigned his/her own cart. Caddies/drivers are allowed and encouraged for individual golfers. Teams—may have only one cart, two golfers and one ball in play on the course at any time.
  • Teams—keep one ongoing scorecard. Only one golfer may tee off each hole. Golfers may rotate who is playing at any time between holes, not during a hole.

 

  • Additional balls can be picked up at the turn/check-in station.

 

  • Prizes will be awarded on various holes and are designed for all skill levels. Only one hole prize per person will be awarded. Volunteers on the holes will record your shots. If you are not the closest, it will still be recorded (in case the prize goes to the 2nd closest because the first already received a hole prize). There are 5 prize holes. Prize values range from $100 to $200. At the end of play, the marathon committee will determine which hole winner is the best shot. That person will get first choice of the five prizes and then down the line.

 

  • Safety comes first. Play extremely READY golf, but traditional course etiquette and Kettle Hills rules still apply. If you are not intent on getting the most holes award and are playing a slower pace, please be respectful of others and allow another player to play through.

 

  • Each player will be provided a whistle. If you wish to play through, you must blow the whistle to alert players ahead and be acknowledged.

 

  • No Lost Ball penalties. If you cannot find a ball, simply drop a ball near where you expected it to be and play on without any penalty.

 

  • No Out of Bounds penalties. If you hit a ball OB, simply drop a ball within 2 club lengths of where the ball went OB and play on without penalty.

 

  • No Water Hazard penalties. If you hit a ball in the water hazard, simply drop a ball within 2 club lengths of where the ball went in the hazard and play on without penalty.

 

  • Don’t pull the flag sticks.

 

  • Lunch will be ordered at registration and delivered to the course. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

 

  • HAVE FUN!!!

Invest In Potential—Become an Event Sponsor

Invest in Potential—Become an Event Sponsor

Platinum ($5,000)

  • Exclusive Leaderboard & Golf Cart Naming Rights
  • Very Prominent logo placement on all golfer gift gear bags and all marketing promotions and materials
  • Complimentary passes for one team of two golfers to participate in the event

Gold ($3,000)

  • Exclusive Tee & Green Signage Rights
  • Prominent logo placement on all golfer gift gear bags and all marketing promotions and materials
  • Complimentary passes for one team of two golfers to participate in the event

Silver ($1,500)

  • Prominent logo placement on all golfer gift gear bags and all marketing promotions and materials
  • Complimentary passes for one team of two golfers to participate in the event

In-Kind Sponsor

Please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County for more information at 262-334-7896.

For more information or to register by phone: Call us at 262-334-7896