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100 HOLES OF GOLF-A GOLF MARATHON

2015 EVENT-Written by Mike Curran

Our 9th annual 100 Holes of Golf/A golf Marathon was held at Crystal Lake Country Club on July 27th.  We had an unbelievably great day - a combination of 85 degree temperature, variable cloudiness and a nice breeze - made the playing conditions ideal.  The fairways were firm and the greens were soft, making for outstanding scoring opportunities.

We hit the course around 7:15 AM with 17 golfers - including 4 rookies.

Group 1 - Rookie Ben Livermore (1) joined veteran Matt Hunt (6) for a leisurely 12 hour 108 hole cart ride.  Matt and Ben reinforced my theory about scoring low - don’t overthink things - no practice swings - no lining up putts - just get up and hit the ball.  Matt had his personal best score of 71 on the 6th 18-hole round and Ben set his own personal best with a score of 91.  To say Ben enjoyed his first year would be an understatement - the hook has been set - he vows to be back next year with additional recruits.  Matt engaged his supporters by sending an email with his time and score after each 18.

Group 2 - Veterans Paul Pryma (3) and Todd Gierke (3) reverted back to days of old - calling it quits after 90 holes - just like they did as rookies in 2013.  The good news is they still had enough stamina to have a couple beers when they finished and cheered the remaining players on to the finish line.  In honor of Paul’s recent retirement they mainly played the senior tees and ended up with identical scores of 400 - the second time they have tied in their 3 years of playing together.

Group 3 - Veterans Cindy (8) and Mark DeTrempe (6) were joined by Tim  Herrmann (2).  Tim was excited to finish the full 100 holes this year after leaving early last year after 84 holes to go play a couple softball games - not sure I’d have that in me after 11 hours on the course.  Cindy loses her title as oldest women to complete the 100 holes - sorry Sue!

Group 4 - The Wolf Pack - I thought they were crazy last year but this foursome played wolf for the full 100 holes.  Returning Wolf Pack members Erik Curran (8), Nick DeTrempe (7) and Doug Mele (15) were joined by returning veteran Jack DeTrempe(6), who came off the injured reserve list after tearing his ACL skiing in March of 2014.  Doug and Nick tied for 1st in the wolf game with Erik taking 3rd and Jack a disappointing 4th.  I played in the group behind them the first 4 or so rounds and found it strange how spread out they could get as a group.  Doug would typically be on the tee box of the next hole, Jack and Erik would be on the green and Nick would still be back in the fairway.  Nick later explained that he likes to "take his time”.  Nick’s a bright guy - Notre Dame alum, investment banker and private equity jobs - does he not get it that he was actually playing at the same pace as the others - just 1 minute behind them?  Son Erik drives by me late in the day after hitting his ball out of bounds onto the driving range.  He’s laughing and hands me 8 or so brand new Titelist ProV1x’s with the number 15 and the initials MJC on them - clearly my golf balls.  Turns out Doug wanted to warm up in the morning and grabbed a bunch of balls out of my bag before heading to the range - he was using my brand new balls as range balls!

Group 5 - Veteran Hank DeTrempe (8 1/2 - slept in one year and only played 72 holes) was joined by returning veteran Ryan Ingram (2 - last played in 2008) who worked in the morning and played 70 holes after noon.  Hank and Ryan were joined by friend Stephen Wilson for the last 9 holes - a new ACC record for least number of holes played - way to go Stephen!  His friends are a great reminder to Hank that some kids his age have actual responsibility and the real world is fast approaching. Hank also takes over the lead for the most 100 hole events by a DeTrempe – narrowly beating Cindy and Luke.

Group 6 - Sister Sue Rushmore (1) and brother in law Mike (1) flew in from Colorado for the big event.  They informed me on Sunday night that they planned on “splitting the 100 holes - at best”.  Interesting comments from Sue as they proceeded through the day.  

After 18 holes - “this is ridiculous"

After 36 holes - “I just played more golf in a day than ever before - and I still have 64 holes to go - this is ridiculous"

After 54 holes - “I’ve played 54 holes - exceeding my plan for the day and I’m just barely 1/2 way done - this is ridiculous"

After 72 holes - “Ok - so I just played 4 rounds of golf and I’m thinking only 28 to go - I can do this - this is ridiculous"

After 90 holes - “I can’t believe it’s almost over - I could play another 18 - this is ridiculous"

After 100 holes - “All I can say is - you got it - ridiculous!"

Group 7 - Rookie Scott Pappas (1) joined veteran Ed Ducett (2) and me (15).  Scott managed 87 holes before tweaking something in his right forearm - a couple very painful swings later he was sidelined.  I hate to see a guy get hurt on the golf course but it worked out quite well for Ed and me as Scott then made a beer run for us.  Being back in a cart really helped my game - had a 100 hole total score of 413 (vs 438 last year while walking) with 14 birdies and a new personal best round of 68 on the first 18.

A few other interesting facts - we went through 2 cases of Gatorade, 2 cases of G2, 4 cases of water, 40 Jimmy John’s turkey subs, 3 cases of beer and some fruit, bagels, chips and energy bars - along with 8 pizzas and another couple cases of beer at our house for the post event party.  We’ve had 74 individuals participate over the 15 years playing a combined 18,100 holes!

Most importantly, and thanks to your support, it looks we’ll have another record setting fundraising.

We really do have a blast out there and a lot of laughs, but we can't lose sight of the real goal - raising some serious money for some very worthwhile causes.  We thank all of you for your very generous support this year and all the past years - it is greatly appreciated!



2014 EVENT-Written by Mike Curran


Our 8th annual 100 Holes of Golf / A Golf Marathon was held at Crystal Lake Country Club on July 21st.  After years of temps in the 100s, we had an unbelievably great day - a combination of 85 degree temperature, variable cloudiness and a nice breeze made the playing conditions ideal.  

We had a record number of golfers (23) and a record number of rookies (8).

Group 1 - Rookie Ed Ducett (1) joined veteran Matt Hunt (5) for a leisurely 12 hour 100 hole cart ride.  Matt was incredibly consistent with nine hole scores ranging from 41 to 44.  Ed enjoyed his first year and vows to come back in 2015 with additional recruits.

Group 2 - Rookie Barry Dayton (1) joined veterans Paul Pryma (2) and Todd Gierke (2).  Paul and Todd redeemed themselves after only playing a disappointing 90 holes in 2013.  Barry set a new ACC record by having his first beer before the half way mark.  Playing a combination of the white (reg men’s tees), gold (senior men’s tees) and red (women’s tees) tees Paul, Barry and Todd had scores of 443, 453 and 453 respectively or approximately scores of 80 per round—not bad!!

Group 3 - Veterans Cindy (7) and Mark DeTrempe (5) were joined by last minute rookie recruits Paul Mallon (1) and Tim Herrmann (1).  Cindy maintained her reputation as an Ironwoman - having just come of the IR after a nasty broken leg in December that required surgery, a metal plate and 9 screws in her knee.  Mark was a hero once again for putting up with Cindy who kept telling the group they needed to keep up their pace!  Paul played in honor of his daughter Haley who has a congenital heart defect and he easily finished the 100 Holes.  Tim had to leave after 84 holes to help his undefeated softball team win its game 22 to 2!  We think he will back to prove he can do the 100 next year.

Group 4 - The Wolf Pack - I thought they were crazy last year but this foursome played wolf for the full 100 holes again this year.  Returning Wolf Pack members Erik Curran (7), Luke DeTrempe (8) and Doug Mele (14) were joined by returning veteran Nick DeTrempe (6), who subbed for his brother Jack (5), who is on the injured reserve after tearing his ACL skiing in March (Bad ski season for the DeTrempes).  Erik came in a disappointing last (2nd year in a row) and Luke won again - although he lost to Doug in the overall score 429 to 431.  

Group 5 - Barrett Stephan (6) and Tony Cardenas (3) rejoined the team after 4 and 6-year hiatuses and paired with veterans Hank DeTrempe (7 1/2) and Noah Freucht (2).  Noah’s parents were extremely happy that Noah can drive his own golf cart now and they did not need to drive him around for 100 holes!  Hank became the first person to live tweet from the 100 holes - check out #ACCHundredHolesofGolf.

Group 6 - Rookies David Tomlinson (1) and Carl Gustafson (1) were successful in their first attempt at the 100 holes.  Carl had to go to the office first thing in the morning and did not join David until 9:15.  Even with his late start he managed to beat some of the foursomes to the finish line.

Group 7 - The Walkers - Rookies Spencer Ebann (1) and Bob Saley (1) joined veterans Dennis Cotter (2) and me, Mike Curran (14) for a leisurely stroll.  Teeing off in the dark at 5:15 we managed to keep pace with the carts and complete the 100 holes - walking - carrying our own bags.  Spencer and I finished the 100 holes and decided to finish the nine - bring our total to 108 holes - 6 18 hole rounds!!  We finished in 13 hours and 6 minutes - averaging 1 hour 1 minute and 30 seconds per nine while playing plus 48 minutes between rounds to refuel.  (Added by Cindy--Maybe that’s why he ended up with shingles a few weeks later!!)

A few other interesting facts - we went through 3 cases of Gatorade, 1 case of Propel, 4 cases of water, 40 Jimmy John’s turkey subs, 3 cases of beer and some fruit, bagels, chips and energy bars - along with 12 pizzas and another couple cases of beer at our house for the post event party.

Most importantly, and thanks to your support, it looks we’ll have record setting fundraising.  So far we have raised over $100,000 and checks are still coming in!

We really do have a blast out there and a lot of laughs, but we can't lose sight of the real goal - raising some serious money for some very worthwhile causes.  We thank all of you for your very generous support this year and all the past years - it is greatly appreciated.



2013 EVENT-Written by Mike Curran





The 7th Annual 100 Holes of Golf Marathon (13th for Mike and Doug) was held July 22nd and was a huge success.  We had a beautiful, albeit very long, hot and humid day and a record number of participants - 19 - including 8 first timers.

For those of you who have started to question the demands of the day - only 2 of the 8 rookies were able to complete the task!

This year's participants were:

Group 1)  Doug Mele (13 yrs), Jack DeTrempe (5yrs), Luke DeTrempe (7yrs) and Erik Curran (6yrs) - the first ever group to play the entire day as a foursome, they added to the challenge by playing a 100 hole Wolf game - a golf betting game, that can really slow things down.  Doug has a contact at Golf Digest and is sending him this feat, to hopefully be published in an upcoming addition. Jack made things a bit easier by creating 8 1/2 by 11 scorecards that were color coded where individuals got strokes.  Erik "picked the wrong partner" all day and ended up in last place with 298 points.  Doug (329 points) and Jack (309) faired a little better but all of them paid big bucks to the winner Luke with a total of 552 points!

Group 2)  Dan Drehobl (2 yrs) and son Preston Drehobl (2 yrs)  - Preston doesn't have his drivers license yet so they played most of the day as a two-some, sharing a cart.  They ended up breaking their prior year hole total of 50 and played 74 holes this year.

Group 3)  Cindy DeTrempe (6 yrs) and Mark DeTrempe (4 yrs) - Cindy broke her own record as "oldest female finisher" again this year.  Cindy battled through a bruised wrist, after hitting her belt buckle on every swing (you may need to see your pro about that, not a doctor) and hitting her head on the golf cart while rushing in/out of it.  Mark survived 100 holes with his wife!  Not sure which is more impressive.

Group 4) Brian Clifford (rookie) and Scot Gillespie (rookie) - Scot lasted 45 holes; Brian made it to 81.  Cliff couldn't play the last 19 holes but did manage to have a few beers with the early finishers while waiting for the others.

Group 5)  Todd Gierke (rookie) and Paul Pryma (rookie) - Todd and Paul had a "blast" - I highlight "blast" because that's how people normally get out of a sand trap.  Not Todd, he successfully putted out of all the bunkers he was in, which he estimates to be around 15.  A bit unorthodox but effective.  Paul and Todd came up a bit short of the 100 hole goal and got 90 in.  Todd kept score and imagine this - he won by a stroke!  Both vow to be back next year and finish.  Todd loves our charity selections.  He's been diabetic for the last 42 years and his mom was a founding board member of JDRF's Northwest Chapter.

Group 6)  Hank (Ace) DeTrempe (7 yrs) and Nick Carlson (rookie) - not a lot to report from this twosome other than Hank failed to repeat his hole in one from last year.  He still holds the record as the only ace in the events 13 yr history.  Nick was one of the two rookies to finish all 100 holes.

Group 7)  Frank Kasper (rookie) and Ethan Cowsky (rookie) - Frank and Ethan are juniors on the St. Viator golf team.  They had summer school the morning of the event and couldn’t show up until about noon.  They still managed to play 50 holes - personal records for both of them - and when they were done and added up the score cards they finished in a tie.

Group 8)  Jay Smith (rookie), Jerry Brauneis (4 yrs) and Mike Curran (13 yrs) - The pre-event over/under line on Jay was 70 holes and most of his supporters took the under.  Jay shocked the world by playing all 100 holes - one of only two rookies to make it to the finish line.  Although he was "leaking oil" down the stretch!  Jerry returned after a 6 year hiatus and "found" his game somewhere around hole 90.  Jay and Mike finished their 100 and went straight for the beer.  Jerry headed back to "play a couple extra holes" and to work on whatever it was that he "found".  He ended up playing another nine for a total of 109 for the day.  The group scored well, but for a bunch of fairly low handicappers, they had a major birdie drought - only 9 between the 3 of them. Their birdie count was not impressive but their sand save percentage had to be 70% plus!  And Mike set a record this year, playing the entire day with just 2 golf balls and finished in 10 hrs 46 min. 

And last, but certainly not least, the epic Doug versus Mike battle went to the home course favorite - Mike!  Doug battled hard with a nice 100 hole total of 435 but came up 11 shots short.  Mike’s nephew Luke and Mike tied with scores of 424.

We really do have a blast out there and a lot of laughs, but we can't lose sight of the real goal - raising some serious money for some very worthwhile causes.  We thank all of you for your very generous support this year and all the past years - it is greatly appreciated!

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2012 EVENT-Written by Mike Curran




The 6th Annual ACC 100 Holes of Golf (12th for Doug and I) was held on Monday July 23rd and was a huge success again this year.  We had a very long, hot and humid day, but most of us (see #1 below) managed to survive.  We dodged a bullet as it only hit 95 degrees that day, with a forecast of 102.  Some clouds in the morning and a slight breeze in the afternoon helped take the edge off the heat and humidity. But we still all agreed that we couldn’t recall the heat and humidity ever being that bad.  A special thanks to Bob Maguire and Pepsico for supplying Gatorade and Pepsi products, which kept us all well hydrated.

After 12 events one would anticipate very few firsts or records set, but we had quite a few this year.

First defending champion (ACC Jr Board Pres and nephew Luke DeTrempe) to quit after just 72 holes.  He claims he wasn't feeling well, but I think it was because I was beating him by 4 strokes
at the time.  BTW he was diagnosed with strep throat the next day, but I'll soon forget that part.

First 18 hole round in the 60's.  Buddy Doug had an eagle and 4 birdies in round 3 to shoot 66.  It
does come with an asterisk though.  Casey Brozak, the CLCC pro, suggested we play one round from the red (LADIES) tees to test our short games.  Doug can have that record, I'd be too embarrassed to claim it!

First woman (over 40) to have 5 consecutive rounds in the 90's.  Cindy DeTrempe played lights out all day and agrees that practice swings and lining up putts are overrated golf activities.

Fastest 100 holes - Matt Hunt and I finished in 9 hours, 33 minutes and 29 seconds.  Matt kept the time and is the only guy I know who keeps more golf stats than me.

First father/son combo (Dan and Preston Drehobl) to share a cart and play 100 holes--50 each.
 

.........   and last but certainly not least -----

    

        Our first ever HOLE IN ONE!

   Hank DeTrempe aced the par 3 5th hole on his 94th hole of the day. Way to go Hank!


We had 13 participants this year - 10 veterans and 3 rookies

Doug Mele (12) - has vowed for years to never play again - but his loss to me this year will undoubtedly bring him back for a rematch in 2013 - shot 431 - 7 strokes worse than last year - he did win the most number of eagles (1) and birdies (8) contest - and he's quite the player from the ladies tees

Mike Meyer (3) - back after a 6 year hiatus - I wasn't sure we'd ever get Mike back after his last ACC experience - when Mike finished in 2005 he had to drive to Peoria for a meeting with Caterpillar early the next morning – he started feeling ill on his drive down and went to the emergency room - diagnosis, severe dehydration (imagine that) - an IV and a couple bags of fluid and he was back on the road

Mike Curran (12) - what can I say - having lost last year to both Doug and Luke, redemption is sweet - beat my prior personal best score by 2 strokes with a 100 hole total of 418 - no eagles, 8 birdies

Matt Hunt (4) - back after a 1 year layoff - I love playing with Matt - he's one of the fastest golfers I know - he really enjoys the beach (sand traps for you non-golfers) - fortunately Matt's father in law, Bob Konneker, and my good buddy, Steve O'Riordan, rode 18 or so with us and raked traps - allowed us to finish in record time

Cindy DeTrempe (5) - breaks her own "Oldest Female Finisher" record (I can't say what it is but she has a big one coming up in November) and continues to hold the "Most Holes by a Female" (108 holes) record

Mark DeTrempe (3) - Mark was uncommitted until Sunday night - I'm sure he has no regrets as he got to celebrate with son Hank on his hole in one

Hank (Ace) DeTrempe (5 1/2) - remember Hank slept in his first year and "only" played 50 holes - redeemed himself in 2009 by setting "Most Holes Played" record with 113 holes.  And now he holds the biggest record of them all - the only hole in one in ACC history.  He may also hold the record for "Slowest Round Ever" - Hank moves at his own pace (3 hours behind Matt and me) and when he got the hole in one he decided he needed to finish his round to make it official - so he played 108 holes and finished around 7:45 PM - spending 12 1/2 hours on the course

Luke DeTrempe (5  72/100th) - Last year I commented that I really didn't think I would ever beat Luke again - well I was wrong.  He'll blame it on the strep throat but I'll take a win against Luke anyway I can get it

Barrett Stephan (5) - played with Luke (until he quit) and Hank - slowest group out there - Barrett plodded along until the hole in one and then sprinted to the green to confirm the ball was in the hole - left his cart at the tee box

Erik Curran (5) - it was a tough choice (not) but Erik took the day off work to help the cause- what do they say, "A bad day on the golf course beats a good day in the office"

Jason Pappas (1) - had never played more than 18 holes in a day before the event - realized after 3 rounds (54 holes) that he still had 46 to play and told Erik "I'm not sure I'm gonna make it" - got back in the groove and finished without incident - the hook has been set

Dan and Preston Drehobl (1) - Preston (incoming freshman at St Viator - too young to drive his own cart) and Dan rode together - an ACC first - they realized after 36 holes that sharing a cart does not make for fast play - they'll be back next year, with a driver for Preston

We really do have a blast out there and a lot of laughs, but we can't lose sight of the real goal - raising some serious money for some very worthwhile causes.  We thank all of you for your very generous support this year and all the past years - it is greatly appreciated!



2011 EVENT

The 5th Annual ACC 100 Holes of Golf was held on Monday, August 1st and was a huge success again this year.  We had a very long, hot and humid day but everybody managed to survive.  A special thanks to Pepsico for supplying Gatorade, Pepsi products, water, chips and breakfast bars, which kept us all well hydrated and nourished.  We had 13 - 14 (I'll explain later) participants - 10 veterans and 3 - 4 rookies.

John Bratsakis (1) - has been dying to give it a try and his schedule finally allowed him to participate this year - until he got a call the day before the event that he needed to be in a meeting around noon - John snuck 54 holes in before heading to work

Erik Curran (4) - it was a tough choice (not) but Erik took a vacation day at work to help the cause- what do they say, "A bad day on the golf course beats a good day in the office"

Mike Curran (11) - lost to both Doug and Luke - tied worst score (430) since 2004 - could be that moving son Erik out of his apartment on Sunday in 98 degree heat had an impact on him

Cindy DeTrempe (4) - breaks her own "Oldest Female Finisher" record (I can't say what it is) and continues to hold the "Most Holes by a Female" (108 holes) record

Hank DeTrempe (4 1/2) - remember Hank slept in his first year and "only" played 50 holes - redeemed himself in 2009 by setting "Most Holes Played" record with 113 holes

Jack DeTrempe (4) - fell on the sword, took one for the team and got "stuck" playing all 100 holes with Kaela Klune (BTW – all the guys say she’s really cute!!)

Luke DeTrempe (5) - Mike said he is taking Luke’s phone away from him on the first tee next year so he can longer text him each time he makes birdie - that got really old (BTW-Luke is headed to the Illinois High School’s State Golf Tournament this weekend—good luck Luke!)

Mark DeTrempe (2) - living proof for all of you who debate trying this every year - do it once - and you'll be hooked forever

Karl Fruecht (1) - picked a warm one for his inaugural event - I have copied an email below that we received from Karl on Tuesday morning after the event - too funny

Noah Fruecht (1) – Noah had a big year!  100 Holes and 75,000 vertical feet of skiing in one day - this 14 year old kid is an endurance nut!

Kaela Klune (2) - rejoined the group after setting the "Youngest Female Finisher" record in 2007 - Kaela plays golf for Boston College and whooped up on Jack pretty good - but he didn't mind (BTW - did I mention all the guys say she's really cute!)

Doug Mele (11) - vows to never play again, but his victory (424) over Mike this year will undoubtedly bring him back

Barrett Stephan (4) - grew a foot since last years event and it showed in his stamina - first year Barrett didn't look like death warmed over when he finished

......and last but not least the reason I said 13 - 14 participants - this is truly amazing  - Nancy Fruecht (Noah's mom) drove his golf cart all day - from 7:15 AM until 6:15 PM - Alas a new record, "Most Hours Driving a Golf Cart Without Hitting a Ball" and "Mom of the Year" goes to Nancy Fruecht

Karl’s TOP 10 things learned playing golf for 11 hours in 90 degree heat:

10. Sand can have a negative emotional impact on your life for many hours.

9.   Eight hour spray sunblock checks out hard after 5.

8.   Rings should be an afterthought when your fingers swell up like cucumbers.

7.   Six Inbuprofin! Not 5.

6.   It's possible to drink more than 8 Gatorades in 4 hours and not have to the bathroom.

5.   Dougie's hair looks good in all weather conditions.

4.   Golf carts can go preeeeetty fast.

3.   It's tough to keep count after 41.

2.   Deep dish pizza is Chicken Noodle Soup for the Dehydrated Soul.

1.   You can always count on the DeTrempe/Curran clan to find a fun way to help some people that really need it.

Thanks for the kind note Karl!  We really do have a blast out there and a lot of laughs, but we can't lose sight of the real goal - raising some serious money for some very worthwhile causes.  We thank all of you for your very generous support this year and all the past years - it is greatly appreciated.

2010 EVENT
Thank you for your support of our 4th annual “100 Holes of Golf”.  It was another huge success!  We had a beautiful, but long day, and a record-tying number of participants (16).  We were lucky to enjoy a very pleasant 85 degree day, medium humidity, in between all the 90 plus, high humidity days that we experienced way too often this summer!  We always love to share some fun facts about our participants in hopes that some of you will join us next year! 

Adults:
Doug Mele–10 year veteran (4 with ACC/6 with Bear Necessities)–played his 1,000th hole for kids this year!!  At least he isn’t doing the 100 Holes of Golf AND the 100 Mile Bike from Vail to Aspen anymore!
Matt Hunt–3 year veteran–found us by googling “golf marathons”.  Matt is a golf nut with a family history of congenital heart defects doing his part to help find cures.  Matt improved his scores on each successive round this year.

Cindy DeTrempe-3 year veteran–continues to hold the “Oldest Female Finisher” record and half of the “First Couple to Finish” record!
Mark DeTrempe–1
st year-finally succumbed to the DeTrempe family pressure to play in the 100 Holes.  Outstanding performance in his rookie outing – he’s hooked now.  If you haven’t figured it out, he is the other half of the “First Couple to Finish”.
Mike Curran – 10 year veteran (4 with ACC/6 with Bear Necessities)–also played his 1,000th hole for the cause!!  For those of you following the epic “Doug vs Mike” battle that started 8 years ago–with a tie–430 to 430, it is still a tie!!  However, using Doug’s original tie breaker rules, Mike won this year with 7 birdies to 6.

Kids:

Erik Curran(22)-3 year veteran–played with a borrowed set of clubs after having his clubs stolen, along with his car, after living in Chicago for just 10 days this summer!  Not sure if this qualifies as a kid or not!
Nick DeTrempe(21)-4 year veteran–ACC Jr Board Member–set the record last year for “Most holes played without a birdie – 97” - wasn’t even close this year, carding 2 birdies in the first 18 holes. Pretty brave effort by Nick as he had major shoulder surgery 3 days after the event (not because of the golf!).
Jack DeTrempe(20)-is still just a 3 year veteran–ACC Jr Board Member and reason the charity was started– worked road construction the night before and missed the golf, but was rained out the next night and managed to make dinner.  We missed his antics on the course, but were grateful he could join us in the celebration.
Hank DeTrempe(17)-3 1/2 year veteran (slept in his first year and missed the first 50 holes or so)-ACC Jr Board Co-President-is similar to Jim McMahon on the golf course – barefoot and not a care in the world. Hank still holds the “Most Holes Played” record with 113 last year.

Luke DeTrempe(15)-4 year veteran–ACC Jr Board Co-President–still holds the record for “Youngest Finisher” at age 12.  Luke’s goal this year was to beat Uncle Mike and Uncle Doug – mission accomplished!  Now on to high school golf and hoping to four-peat with St. Viator as state champs! 
Barrett Stephan (15)-3 year veteran–ACC Jr Board Member–managed to not hurt himself on the course this year, a real accomplishment after his last two outings.  Definitely gets the award for “Looking Most Tired”.
Connor “Crash” Maytnier–1st timer–Barrington HS golfer–was cruising along, having played 75 holes, when disaster struck.  Conner was flying down a fairway when his hat suddenly blew off.  Conner reached for it and accidentally turned hard left – smack into a tree!  He was a bit shook up and had a bloody lip but fortunately the only thing that was bruised was his ego (and the golf cart!).  Connor’s biggest accomplishment was being the kid to raise the most money —way to go Connor!!!

In addition, we were thrilled to have 5 other players, from the St. Viator Golf Team( defending IL State Class 3A Golf Champions). 

Nick Baur11 birdies in 100 holes–on the Viator golf team, he is best known for his singing in the golf van and keeping coach entertained!   
Corey Carlson–participated in an 18 hole scramble one round with teammates Ward and Baur, posting a 61!     
Sean Dowd–eagled #1–a 512 yd par 5 –pretty impressive!-more impressive was that he put up with Dougie for 100 holes!
Jon Goldene (nickname “Yon Yon”)–came back from a surgery early this summer and a place on the “Disabled List” to not only finish the 100 holes, but survive 100 holes with Dougie!
Joe Ward-also keeps the team entertained with his singing! And part of the 61 scramble!

The golf’s a lot of fun but we all know this is about raising money for some very worthwhile causes and getting kids involved in philanthropy.  With your help, Alpine Children’s Charity has passed $1,000,000 raised in just 6 years!  The money raised this year will go to three charities focused on research of childhood diseases-Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Children’s Heart Foundation and Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Thanks so much for your help!!

2009 EVENT           

The 3rd annual 100 Holes of Golf—A Golf Marathon was another big success.  The fourteen golfers enjoyed the beautiful weather and once again raised over $25,000.  We always love to share some fun facts about our participants in hopes that some of you will join us next year!  Adults: Doug Mele – 9 year veteran (6 with Bear Necessities) – vowed last year it was his last time but rallied for the cause. Thanks Dougie!  Along with Cindy, had the quickest round!

Mike Curran – 9 year veteran (6 with Bear Necessities) – played with nephew Nick all day. Finished their 100 holes and discovered one of the “slow groups” still had an hour or two to go.  Decided to play another 11 holes to break the “Most Holes Played” record –held the record for about 30 minutes!  Mike didn’t know a playing partner could actually talk the entire 6 plus rounds – but Nick did it!
Matt Hunt – 2 year veteran – found us on the internet last year by googling “golf marathons”.  Matt is a golf nut with a family history of congenital heart defects doing his part to help find cures.
Art Hagg – 2 year veteran – played lights out – his rounds varied from 72-75.  Very impressive!
Tony Cardenas – 2 year veteran – he’s been training for the Chicago Marathon so riding in a cart for 11 hours was a piece of cake for him.  Only tough part was playing with Luke all day!
Cindy DeTrempe - 2 year veteran –played in record time-10 ½ hours.  Continues to hold the “Oldest Female” finisher record.  However, we’re trying to get “grandma” out there next year!
Kids:
Nick DeTrempe (20) - 3 year veteran – enjoyed the day off work-road construction! Set the record for “Most Holes Played Without a Birdie” - 97! Couldn't handle the head to head competition with Uncle Mike.
Jack DeTrempe (19) - 3 year veteran – also enjoyed the day off work-road construction too!  
Hank DeTrempe (16) - 2 1/2 year veteran (slept in his first year and missed the first 50 holes or so) Uncle Mike gave him a little grief when he finished for being so slow.  Turns out he played 113 holes to eclipse Nick and Mike’s short lived record of 111 holes.  Not bad for a soccer and lacrosse player. Luke DeTrempe (14) - 3 year veteran –still holds the record for “Youngest Finisher” at age 12.  Tried to shake Tony but they finished the 100 holes with identical scores!  Started on the 3 time defending state champs – St Viator’s – varsity golf team.  
Barrett Stephan (14) - 2 year veteran – only guy we know who can get very bloody on the golf course.  Says he fell running to get his golf ball!  Not sure we’ll ever know the real story.  Went on the DL after 60 holes.
Greg Conrad (14) - first timer – Freshman at Barrington HS - started on the varsity team!
Nick Antoniou – first timer – Junior at St. Viator and also a member of the Viator championship golf team.
Shane Owens – first timer – Sophomore at Notre Dame – never played golf in high school – stuck to “real sports” - standout soccer, hockey and baseball player – never thought he could do it but finished with over 100 holes! For those of you following the epic “Doug vs Mike” battle that started 8 years ago – with a tie – 430 to 430, it is still a tie!!  However, using Doug’s original tie breaker rules, Mike won this year with 7 birdies to 6. The golf’s a lot of fun but we all know this is about raising money for some very worthwhile causes and getting kids involved in philanthropy.  The money raised will go to three charities focused on research of childhood diseases-Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Children’s Heart Foundation and Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Some of the 2010 Participants

 

 

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