Monday 07/16/2018 by Lemuria

Register Now For The Third Runaway Open!

Registration is now open for the third annual charity golf tournament for Phish fans - the Mockingbird Foundation's Runaway Open. This year's event will be held Saturday, September 1st (the 2nd day of Phish's run at Dick's Sporting Goods in Denver, CO) at Applewood Golf Course, with a full-course shotgun start at 10 a.m.

Runaway Open golf ballLast year's event (9/2/17 at Buffalo Run) had more than double the players of the inaugural event (10/30/16 at Arroyo Golf Club in Vegas), and we're anticipating a doubling again, particularly with the communal vibe of a shotgun start. So, please, spread word widely and quickly, through all channels. We want to fill it up and meet players' needs (rentals, veggie, etc.) ASAP; but once it's full, we can't expand.

As before, we'll play a Modified Shamble : Everyone tees, then plays individually from the best first ball to the hole (rather than the best ball on each stroke, as in a typical Shamble, aka Texas Scramble or Captain's Choice). Then, each foursome records the best 2 scores per hole. That balances competitive play with a fun-focused day. But don't fret about format, skill, or handicap - this is all about fun, charity, Sand, Wedge... you get it.

To register, make a donation of $125 per player to the Mockingbird Foundation via Paypal or Dwolla. That covers tournament fees, cart fees, greens fees, practice balls, some pro shop credit, some refreshments TBA, a nominal charitable margin to support music education grants, and a small gift bag of thanks with limited edition event items available only to registered players. (The first year was a hat. The second year, 2 golf towels and 3 balls. What'll be next... 


Comments

, comment by jah7483
jah7483 I made the donation to Mockingbird Foundation for the golf tournament. Is there anything else that needs to be done to sign up? This will be my first year playing in the tournament and it sounds like a lot of fun!
, comment by Lemuria
Lemuria @jah7483 said:
I made the donation to Mockingbird Foundation for the golf tournament. Is there anything else that needs to be done to sign up? This will be my first year playing in the tournament and it sounds like a lot of fun!
Nope, though thanks for asking - and thanks for signing up! I"ll follow up pronto RE preferences (veggie?) and needs (rentals), and I look forward to seeing you there! :)
, comment by fydo1974
fydo1974 I miss the Phamily Poker Classic. I can't believe that was seven years ago!
, comment by Lemuria
Lemuria @fydo1974 said:
I miss the Phamily Poker Classic. I can't believe that was seven years ago!
We've tried to do another. Requires the right mix of timing, venue, and volunteers. Hoping for third next year. Meanwhile, come swing on the greens!
, comment by umuckurlife
umuckurlife I'm considering playing, but likely won't have a foursome together for it. Do you just drop singles/pairs in where you can? If I did have someone with me, is there a way to request pairing?

Also, if you got a poker game together, I'd definitely try to get in on that.
, comment by Lemuria
Lemuria @umuckurlife said:
I'm considering playing, but likely won't have a foursome together for it. Do you just drop singles/pairs in where you can? If I did have someone with me, is there a way to request pairing?
Yes, we're happy to honor any pairing requests, and to get folks grouped. We'd had very few foursomes register as such at the previous events; most come as 1s or 2s, and we'd love to have you!
, comment by mpryz
mpryz Should we receive an email after making the donation regarding the golf outing?
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