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The Outpost Foundation

Cordially invites you to:

The 100 Hole Hike

Monday, May 14, 2018

Inwood Country Club

Inwood, New York

The Foundation is collecting donations for the event provisions to include water, Gatorade, fruit, snacks, etc., if you would like to assist, please CLICK HERE.

The Outpost Foundation is teaming up with the One Divot Foundation and the 100 Hole Hike (HHH), a national network of golf marathons where participants walk and play 100 or more holes of golf in one day in order to raise money for various worthwhile charitable causes.

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For the 100 Hole Hike, each two-person team will choose their own charity (any charity big or small) and then reach out to their network of friends and family to collect pledges. These pledges can be a lump sum or per-hole donation. Players must walk a minimum of 54-holes but everyone is encouraged to walk 100 or more in order to raise as much money as possible for their charity.

Starting as early as possible on Monday morning (approximately 5:30 AM), two-person teams will play alternate shot as they make as many trips around Inwood as quickly as possible. The team's two best scores on each hole will be used to determine the team’s final tally. 

The Outpost Foundation will make a donation to the Net and Gross Division winners' charities of choice.

Format: One player will tee off on the odd holes and the other the evens. After every round, this order will be switched. One change from the traditional alternate shot format is that the second person to putt on any hole will finish the hole. (Example: Player A hits his approach on the green, Player B putts and misses, Player A then putts until the hole is finished.) Each hole must be completed regardless of score.

We recommend that teams play out of one bag and even consider a reduced number of clubs. The course will be set up short with limited walks back to tees. 

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Venue: Inwood CC - Located just across the marshes from Kennedy Airport, the Inwood Country Club holds an important place in golf history for it was here, in 1923, that Bobby Jones ended several years of frustration by capturing the U.S. Open in a memorable playoff with Bobby Cruickshank. So important was this victory that the club’s earlier hosting of the 1921 PGA Championship is frequently overlooked, and that event was won by Walter Hagen! Initially built by an ex-baseball player named Edward Ericksen, the course was polished by Herbert Strong (the club’s pro from 1913 – 1916), later altered a bit by Hal Purdy and Frank Duane, then eventually restored by Tom Doak, resulting in a classic test which, beyond its profuse, old-styled bunkering, bears the quirky distinction of having three straight par 5’s, followed by back to back par 3’s at holes 3 – 7. There is plenty of solid golf within that stretch, though the front nine’s most engaging hole might be the 362-yard 2nd, a dogleg right daring one to drive across a corner of the marsh. But the most memorable golf falls primarily on the back nine, which begins with an almost dainty pond-crossing pitch at the 106-yard 10th. Holes 13-15 occupy a peninsula extending into Jamaica Bay (the 155-yard 14th attractively filling the shoreline at land’s end) while the 376-yard 16th offers one last dance with the marshes. The star, however, is the 408-yard lake-fronted 18th, for it was here that Jones rifled a 2 iron to 6 feet to clinch the Open playoff – a stroke which, had it found water, might well have sent the history of American golf down a very different path(from The American Private Golf Club Guide, Daniel Wexler, Second Edition)

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Cost: With the assistance of the Outpost Foundation, the cost for the event will be $275 per player. This covers both day-of items like golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner with open bar, sports drinks and energy bars.

The Outpost Foundation will be making a donation to One Divot, which will provide all Hikers the use of a very convenient pledging tools on the 100 Hole Hike website, to help you gather pledges. 

An optional “carbo loading” dinner will be held Sunday night at Inwood.

Caddies:

  • For pace of play, we encourage your team to play out of one bag.
  • You are welcome to bring your own caddies to assist you at anytime during the day.  (Golf attire is requested for those assisting as a caddie or walking along for moral support, golf shorts are acceptable – NO cargo, denim or athletic shorts.)
  • A contracted walking caddie is $25 per hour, per bag.
  • You are welcomed to carry your own bag(s) throughout the day.

Lodging: Click here for a list of hotels nearest Inwood CC

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Inwood Country Club - 50 Peppe Rd, Inwood, NY 11096

Water, Sports Drinks & Bars available throughout the day

  • 5:00 am – Check in at the Clubhouse (bagels, coffee, tea, water, juice, fruit, energy bars and snacks available)
  • 5:30 am – First Groups off 
  • 7:00 am – Breakfast Sandwiches Available 
  • 12:00 pm– Lunch Available
  • 8:00 pm – Steak Dinner & Awards

Click here for the WSJ article featuring OC Member Bill Boonn and guest Danie Steyn “How to Play 153 Holes of Golf in One Day”.

Click here for the Fox News Interview with Hundred Hole Hike Founder Jim Colton and Outpost Club Hundred Hole Hikers/Members Danie Steyn and Dr. William Boonn on hiking one hundred holes of golf, and then some, for charity.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION CAN BE DONE BELOW. 

 

For a PDF of the invitation and registration form, CLICK HERE.

Please do not hesitate to contact events@outpostfoundation.org with any questions. 

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