2013 Utah Golf Marathon wrap-up

We had a fun day of golfing at the 2013 Utah Golf Marathon. Even though we had some wind kick up, we had a great time filled with food, golf, giveaways, and fun. We’d like to congratulate Ben Aguayo for taking 1st place in the overall scoring, and we take our hats off to all the golfers for completing the golf marathon.

After the golfers completed 54 holes of golf, participants congregated in the Sleepy Ridge clubhouse for dinner and an auction. All in all, we raised over $18,000 for the Utah Valley University Men’s Basketball team scholarship fund.

We’re grateful for all those who made this event happen. We’d especially like to thank Utah Valley University for their support throughout the planning and execution of the event. We’d also like to thank all the local businesses who supported Alexander’s and the Utah Golf Marathon including Colorado Printing Company, KT Tape, Sierra-West Jewelers, The Links at Sleepy Ridge, The Utah Blaze, Utah Valley University and Wing Industries. Alexander’s is grateful for the support of other community-minded businesses and organizations.

For event photos, check out our Facebook page. If you’d like to receive ongoing updates and information about the Utah Golf Marathon, please subscribe to the site’s feed here.

Can you go 54 holes?

Most golfers settle for nine holes each time they hit the links. Alexander’s is going to give golfers a chance to golf longer than they ever thought possible in the Utah Golf Marathon. The marathon will  last 54 holes. Here are a couple of stats to demonstrate just how long 54 holes is:Utah Golf Marathon at The Links at Sleepy Ridge

  • Over the course of nine holes, a golfer on a cart burns 400-700 calories  and a walking golfer burns 700-1000+ calories. In 54 holes, a cart-riding golfer would burn 2400-4200 calories and a walking golfer would burn 4200-6000+ calories.
  • The average time taken to run a marathon is about 4.5 hours. With our 6:30 am to 8 pm schedule, you could run three marathons.
  • A walking golfer walks about 2.5 miles in 9 holes. A walker at the golf marathon would walk 15 miles. Even those on carts will walk about 3 miles during the marathon.

While it is a long day, we have some refreshments to help you along the way. Every hole has snacks to help you replenish all of those calories you’ll burn during the tournament. We will also provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for participants.

To make the deal even sweeter, all proceeds from the event will go to a good cause.

Come have fun, get some exercise and help a good cause. Register here.

2013 beneficiary is UVU men’s basketball team

The Utah Valley University men’s basketball team is taking large strides as this season ends. The team is excited to join the Western Athletic Conference for the 2013-2014 season to play with teams from Utah State, Idaho and other NCAA teams. The Utah Golf Marathon has selected the UVU men’s basketball team as the beneficiary of this year’s Utah Golf Marathon proceeds.

The UVU men's basketball team is this year's Utah Golf Marathon beneficiaryThe 11 UVU athletes that make up the team will now be focusing on their studies as the offseason kicks into gear. Unfortunately, funds to keep student athletes in school during the summer months are not always available. This often leaves athletes with little funding to pursue their degrees during athletic downtime. When players can’t afford to study in the offseason, they are forced to juggle course loads and athletic training during their sport’s season.

This time around, we’re setting a goal to meet last year’s proceeds. We hope to raise $20,000 for the UVU Wolverines.  The funds raised are to help the men’s basketball players excel in school and on the basketball court.

If you love the UVU Wolverines, or simply feel up to this year’s golf marathon challenge, register for the event today!

2013 Utah Golf Marathon Scheduled

The Utah Golf Marathon is back and scheduled for June 19, 2013. The tournament will bear its standard 54-hole format and people are currently free to register. Golfers will get the chance to show off their skills and stamina at The Links at Sleepy Ridge golf course in Orem, Utah. Teams are registered in groups of four. There are only 20 teams available so make sure to register before all slots are filled.

The schedule for the tournament goes as follows:

Schedulegolf

6:30 a.m.

Check-in at the clubhouse

Breakfast provided

7:00 a.m.

Shotgun start

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch served by the driving range

7:30 p.m.

Dinner in the clubhouse

8:00 p.m.

Auction

 

Check out photos from last year’s Utah Golf Marathon on Flickr.

A benefit for the Crystal Hadlock Assistance Fund

Crystal Hadlock and familyCrystal Hadlock was born with only one kidney.

Recently doctors discovered a renal artery aneurysm, which is a ballooning of the artery that goes to the kidney. That’s bad for Crystal for two reasons:

  1. Aneurysms can rupture, which means she’d lose a lot of blood quickly, and
  2. She was born with only one kidney.

The solution is an expensive surgery called an auto-transplant. It’s basically a kidney transplant with your own kidney.

Doctors say Crystal is in a vary rare, challenging situation: one kidney and an aneurysm in an unusual place.

Crystal has been told the surgery is upwards of $150,000. This in addition to what Crystal already owes for past medical bills has put her and her family in a precarious place.

Help us raise money for Crystal and her family by participating in the Fifth Annual Utah Golf Marathon. All net proceeds from the golf tournament will be donated to the Crystal Hadlock Assistance Fund.

How long can you play?

golfThe Utah Golf Marathon goes from sun-up to sundown. Conveniently, the Marathon is set for June 21, the day in 2012 with the most possible daylight.

While you take your best shot at completing 54 holes of golf, you’re treated to a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and drinks at all 54 holes, and ice cream delivery upon request. After all, we want you to have fun while you play.

Register online, either as an individual or on behalf of a team.

To learn more, check out the FAQ.

Golf Marathon contests

golfPlay all 54 holes and attend the awards ceremony following dinner, and you’ll be eligible to receive a prize!

Contests include:

Closest to the Pin (KP) — Each player will get one shot at each of two designated holes on each round (plus mulligans if requested)

Longest Drive (LD) — Each player will get one drive at a designated hole each round (or mulligans).

Best Individual 18 — Best individual score for the first 18 holes and for any 18 holes

Best Two-Person Scramble — A prize for each member with the lowest combined score on the two-person scramble

Hole-in-One — Each player will get one shot at a designated hole each round (no mulligan). In case of a tie in any contest, a coin toss will determine the winner(s).

One prize per winner.

Come join us on June 21, 2012 to support the Crystal Hadlock Assistance Fund and show-off your mad golf skills.

Alexander’s Print Advantage sponsors 54-hole Utah Golf Marathon at Sleepy Ridge

The Links at Sleepy RidgeNews Release announcing Alexander’s sponsorship of the 2012 Utah Golf Marathon

The June 21, 2012 fundraiser supports the Crystal Hadlock Assistance Fund

Alexander’s Print Advantage has stepped-up to help a community member in need. The company is sponsoring the Utah Golf Marathon, an all-day 54-hole golf tournament, as a fundraiser for Crystal Hadlock and her family.

Crystal, a young wife and mother of two, was born with only one kidney. She was recently diagnosed with a renal artery aneurysm, which required surgery. Unfortunately, complications led to the removal of her only remaining kidney. She’s now on dialysis and actively searching for a kidney donor. Crystal’s doctor visits, tests and procedures have taken an emotional and financial toll.

“Several Alexander’s employees and their families are friends with the Hadlocks,” said Alexander’s President, Jeff Alexander, “so this year the company volunteered to be the sole sponsor of the fifth annual Utah Golf Marathon, taking responsibility for the event and working to help raise awareness and money for Crystal and her medical needs.”

On June 21, 2012 Alexander’s invites you to The Links at Sleepy Ridge golf course to participate in a fun, sun-up to sundown golf tournament. All net proceeds from the day-long 54-hole Utah Golf Marathon will benefit the Crystal Hadlock Assistance Fund, the nonprofit organization established to help Crystal on her road to recovery.

The 2012 Utah Golf Marathon begins with check-in and a continental breakfast at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. followed by a dinner and awards ceremony. Drinks and snacks, including ice cream, are available to participants throughout the day. Up to 20 four-person teams, age 14 and above, will compete in three rounds of golf. Contests include a four- and two-person scramble, and awards for the best 18-hole individual round. Everyone who completes 54 holes and attends the awards ceremony is eligible to win a prize.

A four person team is $1,250. Hole sponsorships, which provide an opportunity to promote your business at the event and online, are available for $1,000. For more information on the event and to register, visit UtahGolfMarathon.com.

Regardless of participation in the Utah Golf Marathon, everyone is invited to make a donation to the Crystal Hadlock Assistance Fund in care of Alexander’s Print Advantage at 245 South 1060 West, Lindon, Utah 84042. Any and all help on Crystal’s behalf is greatly appreciated.

About Alexander’s Print Advantage

Alexander’s delivers complete creative marketing solutions. Since 1979 Alexander’s has employed printing technology to benefit clients. Today the integrated firm delivers innovation on- and off-line, from every kind of printed product to marketing communication services including website design, public relations and social media. For more information visit Alexanders.com or call 801.224.8666.

2012 Utah Golf Marathon itinerary

The 2012 Utah Golf Marathon at The Links at Sleepy Ridge will benefit the Crystal Hadlock Assistance Fund.

Here’s a schedule of the day’s activities.

6:30 a.m.

Check-in at the clubhouse
Breakfast provided by McDonald’s – Locally owned and operated by Dennis Hall

7:00 a.m.

Shotgun start

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch served by the driving range — hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixins

7:30 p.m.

Dinner in the clubhouse
Provided by Costa Vida

8:00 p.m.

Auction