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 a minimum 36 golfers paying at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Ottawa. We play ‘Hurry-up Golf’, which includes 3-foot gimme putts. There are two golfers per hole and each have their own power cart which allows them to play one round (18 holes) in approximately 2 hours.
The two charities we support are the Ottawa Hospital Foundation in support of cystic fibrosis patient care and treatment programs and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health towards the advancement of treating mental illness.
When & Where
The event will take place Monday August 12, 2019 at one of Ottawa’s premier golf courses, Stonebridge Golf Club.
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 with sign-in starting at 5:45 a.m. and breakfast buffet at 6:00 a.m. Golf begins with a shotgun start at 7:15 a.m. and the marathon is over at 6:30 p.m. A BBQ lunch will be available at the halfway canteen from 11:30 a.m. to 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). The evening festivities begin with professional massages for the golfers, refreshments and live entertainment on the patio. Dinner starts at 8:00 with acknowledgments, awards and prize presentations, event video, guest speaker, the Grand Prize Draw and concludes with the cheque presentation to the Royal Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital.
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 at Stonebridge 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 our coveted Warrior Top Fundraiser trophy
- Chance to win a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, compliments of Myers Volkswagen (TBD)
- Prizes for winning scores, most birdies, closest to the hole (3), longest drive (3), most honest golfer and the Warrior Quiz
- A Warrior gift bag
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.