Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Marathon?
It is a one-day 54-hole golf tournament benefiting the Crandall Historical Printing Museum in Provo, Utah.
When and where is it being held?
Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at "The Links at Sleepy Ridge" in Orem, Utah.
Check-in and Continental Breakfast no later than 6:00am, Shotgun starts at 6:30am
Who sponsors the tournament?
The Crandall Historical Printing Museum is the main sponsor, but many other organizations are also listed as sponsors. These include Fat Boy Ice Cream, Alexander's Print Advantage, Fresh Market, Landmark II Catering, Fairways Magazine, the Links at Sleepy Ridge, Henry Dean Publishing, Nike Gold, and others.
What is the format?
18-hole individual play; 18-hole 4-person scramble; and 18-hole 2-person scramble. Prizes for winners of each, as well as prizes for the best total scores. Changes to the schedule will be announced and posted.
Are there other Contests and Prizes?
Yes. Contests include: Two closes-to-the-pin contests for each round, longest drive on each round, and a hole-in-one for $10,000. At the Awards Dinner a drawing will be held. Additional prizes will be announced and posted.
How much does it cost for a foursome?
$1,000 for a foursome. Sponsors may purchase a hole for $1,000 which includes sponsors' own sign. (Hole sponsors may also arrange to have a table at the hole for samples.) For tax purposes, you must deduct $75 from your contribution if you play in the foursome.
Can I play as an individual, and what is the cost?
Yes. The costs is $5 per hole, for a total of $270. As in most Marathons, individual golfers are encouraged to ask friends, co-workers and neighbors to sponsor them for one or more holes by making a contribution to the Crandall Historical Printing Museum. For tax purposes, anyone who sponsors you for one hole or more will receive a credit for a charitable gift if you will give the Museum a list of your donors and addresses, and the amount of their contributions. Forms are provided on the web site that can be downloaded and filled out.
How many golfers will be playing?
The plan is to limit participation to about 120 golfers (30 foursomes). Last year there were 96 golfers (24 foursomes). Both males and females, ages 14 and upward are invited to participate.
Do we have to finish all 54 holes?
Like any Marathon, entry fees are the same, and you must finish all 54 holes to win a prize and receive certification. Last year 90 of the 96 golfers finished all 54 holes. The oldest foursome that finished averaged nearly 70 year of age, the youngest player in a foursome was 16 years.
How do we register?
You may register on-line at Crandallmuseum.org or call the Museum at 801-377-7777 for a registration form. Registration forms may also be obtained at the Sleepy Ridge Club House.
Can I use a credit card for payment?
Yes. The Museum accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
How much of my contribution is tax-deductible?
The contributions for non-players (sponsors) are 100% tax-deductible. If you play, your contributions are deductible beyond $75. (See the questions above about costs)
Do I have to be a really good golfer to play in the Golf Marathon?
No. The only requirements are that you like to play gold and have a desire to raise money for a worthy cause. Many people participate each year, including men and women, juniors and seniors, first-time golfers, family groups, businesses, etc.
I am not part of a team. Can I participate as an individual?
Yes. If you register as an individual, you will be assigned to a team. The individual cost is $270, entry as a foursome if $250 per player.
Is the Golf Marathon a tournament?
No and yes. The main goal of the day is to complete the 54-hole "ultimate challenge." However, there are many competitors during the day. All are designed to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.
What can I expect to experience at Golf Marathon?
First and foremost, you can expect to feel a great sense of satisfaction. Second, you can expect to be well cared for during your Golf Marathon day. We provide everything needed to complete your 54-hole goal, including food and beverages, snacks, bottled water, massage therapists, and more.
Will food be provided?
Definitely, yes! Fresh Markets will begin the day with a continental breakfast at 6:00am. Landmark II Catering will provide a lunch on the course from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and a Salmon Buffet Dinner at 7:00pm as part of the awards ceremony in the evening. Snacks and beverages will be provided at most holes, thanks to Fresh Markets, Fat Boy, and others. We promise that you will not want for food!
When did the Golf Marathon begin?
The first Golf Marathon was in 2008. Seventy--six players participated. Women, men, families, and new golfers participated with senior golfers every year since the tournament began.
Can we take photos of our team?
Each Golf Marathon team will each receive free photos with celebrities and a shirt with the logo of the Golf Marathon on it. It is our way of saying "thanks" for being part of this special event. You can also take as many photos as you wish.
Who can I call if I still have a question?
Call the Crandall Museum offices at 801-377-7777 or leave a message for Dann Hone at 801-615-5451.
Again we thank our many sponsors and participants!