I'm playing 100 holes of golf in one day (walking only!) to support Youth on Course and I need your help!
On Sept 30, I will participate in the "Hundred Hole Hike" challenge to raise money and awareness for Youth on Course, which provides youth with access to golf for $5 or less.
This is important to me because when I was a teenager learning to play, I was afforded $5 green fees at a great course near my home. The affordable rates fueled my love for the game and I cherish the memories of those rounds with my friends. The opportunity to provide this experience to others inspires me to take on this 100 hole challenge.
Golf is often prohibitively expensive, but Youth on Course strives to make it accessible to all. Everybody who plays golf wishes they started playing earlier. If given the chance to start young, we’d all be better players. For Youth on Course members, this is their chance.
Now in its 13th year, Youth on Course serves over 65,000 youth members, and provides access to affordable golf at 1,000+ facilities nationwide.
Kids age 6-18 register with YOC and play at their local courses for $5, then YOC sends a check to the course as reimbursement for the discount they provided. On average, it only takes $7 to subsidize a round.
To pay for 1000 rounds of golf for the Youth, my goal is to raise $7000 for the Hundred Hole Hike.
To support my 100, click the "Donate" button at the top right, choose your donation amount, add your billing info and payment details and confirm your donation.
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The golf details: I plan to play from sunrise to sunset, 12 hours straight, on the 18-hole par-72 course at the Contra Costa County Club in Northern CA. One hundred holes is over 5 full rounds, which would normally take about 24 hours. I’ll have only half that time, so it will be a strenuous effort to finish the Hike. Since each lap is 5 miles, the Hike will require a marathon of walking! And it will require at least 400 strokes, which is hundreds more than I’ve ever attempted in one day.
Sponsors can make a fixed donation, but I’ll view it like a jog-a-thon style contribution, where each hole I complete earns a bit more to pay for additional rounds of golf. I won’t stop until I complete 100. If I can raise $70 per hole, I’ll reach my goal of 1000 subsidized rounds for Youth on Course.
As I grind from sunup to sundown, walking over 26 miles, and taking hundreds of swings, I will be motivated to keep going knowing that I have your support for this great cause.