Sixth Annual Runaway Open

09/04/2021 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM MT


Registration is open for the Sixth Annual Runaway Open charity golf tournament for Phish fans, to be held in Denver 9/4/21 (the morning of the second show of the upcoming Dick’s run, over Labor Day weekend.)

Details — We’ll have up to 100 players this time, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., preceded by a group photo and warm send-off, playing at Willis Case. As before, we’ll have contests with prizes – but it’s all about swingin’ sticks with fans, so don’t sweat it if you’re rusty, new to the game, or prioritizing fun over competition. So are we. 

Original concert image by Dave Vann, used with permission of the ownerPrizes — Each player will receive a gift bag of limited-edition event items, as well as items contributed by sponsors. Pro Shop credits will be awarded for one longest drive, one closest to hole, and to each member of the top foursome. Each entry includes one ticket for a raffle (details TBA; must be present to win); additional raffle tickets are available at time of donation or at the event.

Format — All Runaway Opens are a Modified Shamble: Everyone tees and then plays individually from the best first ball (not the best on each stroke) to the hole, and each foursome records the best two (2) scores per hole. That balances competitive play with a fun-focused day. But don’t fret about format, skill, or handicap, unless you want to – this is all about fun, charity, Sand, Wedge…

Original concert image by Dave Vann, used with permission of the ownerRegister by completing the form here and making a donation to the Mockingbird Foundation of at least* $150 per player. That donation covers all cart, greens, and tournament fees, including the shotgun structure (difficult to arrange on Labor Day Saturday!); lunch, with choices TBD; a gift bag of goodies available only to fully registered players; and a nominal charitable margin to support music education grants. (*The event is priced tightly, to attract as many players as possible. Generosity above the requested donation, now or later, is immensely appreciated.)

Early registration is strongly encouraged. Previous events have nearly doubled in size each year and still sold out, with a waiting list we couldn’t satisfy.

Sponsorships are welcomed, either as items donated for the gift bags or raffle; or by a $1,000 donation to the Foundation, which will cover one foursome and signage at a hole. All sponsors will be acknowledged in coming social media campaigns, and are welcomed to establish a presence at the event, if they are able and inclined.