Teams entering the Moonlight Golf outing Sept. 14 at the can pay by the player to increase their six-person team to two 12-player squads, according to a release from the Park District.
The entry fee is $450 per team of up to six golfers—$400 if paid by the end of August—but the Park District will now allow each additional player up to a complement of 12 to pay $75 per athlete allowing a savings for two teams of less than 12.
Another addition this year will be a new prize, according to the release. Fantasy golf scratch off cards, which have been popular at other golf events, will be available.
Proceeds from the event go to the Deerfield Parks Foundation. “It’s our major fundraiser for the year,” Communications and Foundation Manager Darla Kuhs said. “It provides $15,000 worth of grant money.” The proceeds help children attend Park District programs through an application process and a variety of other programs.
The event is not the normal golf event. Teams of up to six golfers limited to four clubs each play five holes in a best ball scramble. Players do not need to have a lot of golf expertise, according to a news release from the Park District. The fee is $400 per team.
Glow stick technology rules the evening. “The ball glows,” Kuhs said. “Each person has a glow stick so other people can see them.” The pins on the greens have glow sticks affixed as well so the players know where to aim the ball.
Before playing, participants will have dinner starting at 6:45. There are contests and prizes before heading out to the golf course.
Players can register on line, at the club or at the Jewett Park Community Center.