100 Holes of Hope is an annual charity golf marathon where participants – or as we like to call them, Golf Warriors – play 100 holes of golf in one day… or at least give it their best shot. Golf Warriors are required to raise money through pledges in order to participate. There will be 36 teams playing on both the Predator and Talon courses at GreyHawk Golf Club in Ottawa. We play ‘Hurry-up Golf’, which includes 3-foot gimme putts. Sign-in starts at 5:45 a.m. and breakfast buffet is from 6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. Golf begins with a shotgun start at 7:15 a.m. and the marathon is over at 6:15 p.m. The evening festivities begin with professional massages, refreshments on the patio and live entertainment. Dinner starts at 8:00 with ackowledgments, awards and prize presentations, event video, guest speaker, the ClubLink Grand Prize Draw and concludes with the cheque presentation to the Royal Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Senators Foundation.
The three charities we support are the Ottawa Hospital Foundation in support of cystic fibrosis patient care and treatment programs, the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health towards the advancement of treating mental illness, and the Ottawa Senators Foundation’s Game Changers for youth health & well being.
When & Where
The 2017 event will take place Tuesday August 1, 2017 at the exclusive ClubLink course, GreyHawk Golf Club in Ottawa.
Becoming a Golf Warrior (2-person team or 4-person relay team)
As a Golf Warrior, you are not required to pay any fees at the event. Each Golf Warrior is responsible for raising money through pledges. A 2-person team requires a minimum pledge amount of $2,000 and a 4-person relay team requires a minimum pledge amount of $3,000. To register, select the “Become a Golf Warrior” button, make the commitment to raise funds and take on the challenge, sign up and click SUBMIT. It’s that easy! By committing to become a Golf Warrior, you are obligated to raise the minimum amount of pledges required and are responsible for any shortages of funds raised. See our Information Guide for more details.
We begin our day very early at 5:45 a.m. with sign-in and breakfast. Shotgun start is at 7:15 a.m. right after a brief review of the rules and group photo. A BBQ lunch will be available near the patio between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will be non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on the course throughout the day (alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase). When the marathon is over at 6:15 p.m., everyone assembles at the clubhouse for a well deserved drink, a much needed massage and to enjoy some great live entertainment. Dinner with wine will be served at 8:00 p.m. An event video will be shown after dinner followed by a guest speaker, and to conclude the evening we will present awards, the cheques to our charity foundations and draw the names of our three Grand Prize Golf Package winners.
In order to play 100 holes in 11 hours, everyone must follow the Pace-of-Play times. There will be a Time Chart posted in each power cart that lets you know which hole you should be playing at any given time. These times are guidelines and will help you manage your time in order to finish by 6:15 pm. If a team can’t keep Pace-of-Play, they must allow the players behind them to play through. It’s not mandatory that everyone play 100 holes, but most see this as a challenge and we need to ensure they have the opportunity to finish in the allowed time. There will be marshalls on the course to ensure everyone is respecting the Pace-of-Play rules.
Included at the Event
As a Golf Warrior, you are not required to pay any fees at the event. By raising the minimum amount of pledges, you will enjoy the following:
- A full day of golf on both the Talon & Predator courses at ClubLink’s GreyHawk Golf Course
- Hot buffet breakfast, BBQ lunch, and three-course dinner with wine (you may also invite an adult guest to dinner)
- Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided on the course throughout the day (alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase)
- Live entertainment will be featured on the outdoor patio between 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm
- Professional massages are available for all Golf Warriors between 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm
- Fundraising awards and prizes, including a personalized PING Golf Warrior tour bag for the top fundraising Golf Warrior
- Chance to win a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, compliments of Myers Volkswagen
- Eligible Golf Warriors are entered into a draw for a chance to win one of three Grand Prize Golf Packages compliments of ClubLink and GreyHawk Golf Club (see Information Guide for eligibility)
- Prizes for winning scores, most birdies, closest to the hole (3), longest drive (3), most honest golfer and the Warrior Quiz
- A gift bag including a 100 Holes of Hope Golf Warrior head cover, t-shirt and cigar holder/divot repair tool plus a gift voucher from GreyHawk Golf Club
Awards and Prizes
There are many great prizes to be won, including our coveted Warrior Trophy which is given to our top six fundraisers. Each winner will also receive a round of golf for four at a course in the Ottawa area. And new this year, the #1 fundraiser will also receive a personalized PING Golf Warrior cart bag. There are 3 Grand Prizes this year; First prize is a golf package for four in the Muskokas, including a two-night stay at the Sherwood Inn at Rockycrest and three rounds of golf for four at Rockycrest, Lake Joseph and Grandview; Second prize is a one-night stay and two rounds of golf for four at Le Maître de Mont-Tremblant; Third prize is two 30-day Associate Gold memberships which gives you unlimited access to 50 ClubLink golf courses in the GTA, Muskoka, Ottawa and Montreal (some restrictions apply). The Grand Prize Packages have been generously donated by ClubLink and GreyHawk Golf Club. There will also be prizes for winning scores, most birdies, closest to the hole (3), longest drive (3), most honest golfer and the Warrior Quiz. All prizes have been generously donated by sponsors.
Our event is run completely by volunteers. The only costs we incur are those directly related to organizing this event. Our goal is to have our corporate sponsorship contributions cover all event expenses and that 100% of monies raised by the Golf Warriors go directly to the charitable foundations we support.