“100 Holes for Haiti” Golf Marathon is a one-day event (Monday, August 16, 2021) where 30 golfers (15 two-somes) will golf 100 holes in a 10-hour period. Combining a love of golf with a desire to give back, golf marathoners of all skill levels are sponsored to play 100 holes in one day - raising a minimum of $1,500 from family, friends, and colleagues. All proceeds go to help Community Life Centers of Haiti shower the young people of Northeast Haiti with God’s love, grace and mercy.
Limited spots: 30 Golfers Only - Please see “Player Commitment” below
Are you up for the challenge? Consider this your invitation to a golf event unlike any other. Don’t call it a tournament. This day-long marathon takes oomph as you putt, chip, and drive your way through 100 holes. Tee off at dawn and settle in for the time of your life. Because really, is there a better way to spend your day than golfing morning to evening?
The “100 Holes for Haiti” Golf Marathon is presented by Community Life Centers (CLC) of Haiti to help raise funds for our church and its efforts in Northeast Haiti as we share the hope of Jesus Christ with the young people in the area. CLC is doing church differently in Haiti with its philosophy of “Come as you are. Jesus loves you no matter what.” This approach has resonated with young people since we launched in January 2020 and continues to impact more and more people as time goes on.
100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to funding our efforts on the ground in Haiti.
Throughout the event, golfers will be treated to exclusive access to the Lake Forest Country Club (Hudson, Ohio), golf cart, light breakfast plus two boxed meals and beverages! After you sink that 100th putt, join the rest of the crew at the clubhouse for a short thank you honoring all of the day’s participants.
So, do you have the spirit to go all 100 or will you stick to putt-putt? (Relay teams are okay - break it up with 2 or 4 sets of players, each playing 25 or 50 holes.)
SOME RULES TO MAKE 100 HOLES IN A DAY HAPPEN:
- Score is not of primary importance today, it's all about the 100 holes and having fun! (However, there might be prizes, so you will be given a scorecard to keep score.)
- Play extremely READY golf, but traditional course etiquette still applies.
- Each player will have his or her own golf cart and play his/her own ball.
- Relay teams can only have two people on the course at one time.
- Allow about seven minutes on average to complete each hole, (you should be completing 18 holes every two hours or so). If you are falling behind, an event representative may ask you to speed up play or pick up and move on to the next hole.
- Maximum bogey per hole.
- No Lost Ball penalties. Don’t search for lost balls! If you don’t drive right up to it, simply drop a ball near where you expected it to be and play on without any penalty.
- No Out of Bounds (OB) penalties. If you hit a ball OB, simply drop a ball within two 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 two club lengths of where the ball went in the hazard and play on without penalty.
- Don’t pull the flag sticks.
- Any putt within the flag stick length from the hole is considered "good."
- No more than two putts per green.
- Players can hit up to 3 balls on Par 3 holes - counting each toward the total number of holes played.
- The official scorecard contains 100 boxes. There’s no need to keep track of which hole you’ve played. Instead, you’ll write a -1 for a birdie, 0 for a par, and +1 for a bogey. After all 100 boxes have been filled, you’re done! Congrats!
You will be playing a lot of golf on Monday, August 16! Make sure that comfort is your first priority. Please wear comfortable golf shoes and clothing. Some players wear sneakers for much of the day. A change of shoes and socks I strongly recommended. You should also consider bringing sun block, bug spray, lip balm, powder, a towel, Advil, Tylenol, an extra glove, and anything else you might need to help ensure your comfort.
Players should respect the golf course by not driving close to greens or tees and replace all divots, fix ball marks, rake traps, etc. Please respect any signage to stay on cart paths. You will play “ready golf” throughout the day, but please be aware of players around you. Please do not hit into golfers ahead of you. Also, you will be amazed at how well you’ll play when you skip the practice swing!
I understand that my role as a fundraising golfer is a significant responsibility and will make it a priority. I look forward to participating in the “100 Holes for Haiti” Golf Marathon supporting Community Life Centers of Haiti and hereby commit to the following terms:
- In order to play, I will raise a minimum of $1,500 in pledges in exchange for my participation - $1,500 = $15 pledged per hole from your recruited contacts (15 people pledging $1 per hole, 30 people pledging $.50 per hole - or any variation leading to $15).
- If I cannot raise $1,500 in pledges, I understand I am responsible to donate the remaining difference in support of Community Life Centers of Haiti.
- All golf, carts, food, beverages, and prizes will be provided by the event to you at no additional cost.
- The event will proceed rain or shine.
- I will inform all donors that pledges made out to Community Life Centers of Haiti are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided after the event.
- I will create my fundraiser web page and use it to collect donations.