FAQ

Q: As a participant, what do I have to do?
A: Every participant is asked to do 2 things:
1. Commit to put forth your best effort to reach our pledge goal.
2. Commit to sponsor yourself for a minimum of $100 total. 

Q: Can 100 holes of golf really be played in a day?
A: Yes, absolutely! We've found nearly everyone can make it to 100 holes, if not more! Players typically play 4-5 balls per hole to help speed up play. This will take you roughly 4-5 hours to play 100 holes. However, if you are a purist at heart, you may play 1 ball per hole.

Q: Do you have to be a good golfer?
A: No, but you do need to be able to swing the club. This is the one event that brings together golfers of all skill levels. By the end of the day, everyone has a great time!

Q: What happens the day of the Marathon?
A: Registration will begin at 7:00 AM (with coffee, juice and bagels to get you ready). By 8:00 AM, the Marathon will begin with a shotgun start. Participants are paired with one other player. If a player has recruited someone else to play the marathon with them, they will play together. Each player will have their own private cart. Play will begin once everyone is a their assigned hole. 

The goal is to safely play as many holes as possible in the shortest amount of time. Some will play faster than others, so we encourage those golfers to play through, courteously. Some golfers will have caddies--they are highly recommended, as they can help you raise more money before the marathon and speed up your play during the marathon. Spouses or juniors make great caddies!

Q: How am I going to raise $2,500 in pledges?
A: Although it sounds daunting, raising $2,500 is not as difficult as you might think.
Think of it like this...50 friends pledging $50 (50 cents/hole), or 100 people pledging $25 (25 cents/hole). Pledges can be from friends, family, church, your place of employment, golfing buddies, etc. A great place to start is with your Christmas card list! The best way to do this is face to face or by phone, but email and texting work as well. Below we've included some examples for you to begin making your list of potential sponsors:

1. Parents/Grandparents
2. Relatives
3. Neighbors
4. Co-workers
5. Friends
6. High School/College Friends
7. Client List
8. People from Church
9. Doctors/Dentists
10. Local Businesses
11. Broker/Lawyer/Accountant/Banker
12. Civic/Rotary/Kiwanis