When: May 24, 2017
Where: Golf Club of Dallas
What is the Vision Africa Golf Marathon ?
It is an enjoyable event, which will raise some serious bucks for Vision Africa. It is a way for Participants, duffers, low handicappers and non-golfers alike, to rally support while doing something they can accomplish in a few hours. When compared to a traditional golf tournament, golf marathons are more fun and substantially more profitable.
Here’s the Fun Part (and remember you are not required to play golf!)
Yes, if you golf, you and one or more playing partners will collectively play 100 holes. No, we’re not kidding. One hundred holes are very doable. Many Participants in past marathons have been able to play more than 100 holes. In fact, the record for a golf marathon is an amazing 409 holes in one day! Several changes in the format of the game are made to speed up the play…
Every Participant has his own cart, and plays at his own speed. Participants may hit multiple balls, and each ball counts as one hole played. We play “ready golf” with a maximum field of 48 Participants. No looking for lost balls, OB’s etc. Merely drop another ball and keep hitting. Whenever your score on a hole reaches triple bogey, pick up, score the hole as completed, and move on to the next hole. You may play any hole, or series of holes, in any order as many times as you want. On the green, any putt inside the leather is a “gimme.”
Did you say I don’t have to be a golfer to play a big part in this Campaign?
That is correct. You do not need to be a golfer. Our main purpose is to raise funds for Vision Africa. You can make a significant difference in our outcome by joining us and just soliciting pledges matching your personal donation. Last year several “non-golfing participants” were very successful; when they asked for donations they said it was to help sponsor a golfer in the event. It is that simple. We need Participants just like YOU! Please join the fun. The joy is in seeing lives impacted because we gave our time and talent generously. And, you can win this marathon with a willingness to make a few phone calls and send out a few emails to folks you already know well. Our Champion raises the most donations!
Ok, What’s the Catch?
Well, there really isn’t any catch. Each Participant who fundraises in the campaign will be asked to do a few things.
Give a day & play golf at the golf course, or if you don’t want to play golf, join us for lunch before, or dinner afterwards. Sponsor yourself for at least $1 per hole. Your $100 donation is payable in advance and is tax deductible. Solicit sponsorships from business associates and friends with a personal goal of raising an additional $24 per hole…that amounts to $2,500 each Participant can raise for this most worthwhile cause. So, you can see with a field of 40 Participants, each raising $2,500, we could reach our goal of $100,000. WOW!
Ok, “Gimme” the Details
The Vision Africa 7th Annual Golf Marathon Golf Marathon will be played on May 24, 2017 at the The Golf Club of Dallas, with the location details to follow in upcoming newsletters. The Marathon will give you a very rare opportunity to play on a golf course, almost by yourself, and complete the equivalent of a month’s worth of golf in one day! Our day’s agenda will be something like this…
Meet around 11:30 AM, have lunch. Shotgun start. Flail away for at least 100 holes (as a team). Marathon stops when it either gets too dark to see, or the golf course staff runs us off. Join us in the clubhouse for a Mexican Fiesta, to celebrate our success! Go home, soak your muscles, and rub on some Ben Gay! Smile a lot – you’ve done a great thing today!
But I Still Have Some Questions
Good! Pick up the phone and give us a call. Duffy is not only organizing this event, but Duffy is going to play as well. Serving as Player Captain of the campaign, Duffy believes wholeheartedly in the mission and vision of Vision Africa and is dedicated to this campaign’s success. We need your help! Join us!
How Do I Sign Up?
This is the easy part. Give us a call or email, and we will provide any information you need. Or simply send your check for $100 payable to Vision Africa 7th Annual Golf Marathon, and we will send you your Participant’s packet containing all the details and information. Please join us!
Your Player Captain’s Contact Information:
+1 (214) 509-6837