The 2019 Firecracker Open (aka "Goofy Golf") is scheduled for July13! As usual, the tournament will be played in my yard (306 W. 57th St. in Hinsdale), starting at about 4:30pm
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PLAY TO ENJOY THE
PARTY AND FESTIVITIES!
Goofy Golf is a backyard 18 hole 'miniature' (not to be confused with 'putt-putt') golf course. Navigating the course is accomplished by hitting your wiffle golf ball toward a child sized styrofoam life preserver. Some holes have fun obstacles such as water hazards (kiddie pool) or rough (unmowed grass). Obviously no expense is spared on the Goofy Golf tour. A keen blade, a calm hand, and nerves of steel are vital to survive the course.
We will hold a cookout during/after the Firecracker Open. Please bring your own meat for cooking. It's a great way to enjoy the 19th hole as you come back to the Clubhouse. As always, bring along other foods/beverages that may add a little 'style' to the party.
For those interested in playing, we will have tee times starting around 4:30pm. Last tee time s/b around 7:30 so the course can get picked up before the insects take over. All are invited to play. If you have a couple of high-numbered golf clubs/wedges, please bring them (hopefully there will be a couple of spares available too). As the name implies, this is meant to be fun and generally not very competitive.
THIS IS A KID-FRIENDLY EVENT. (WELL-BEHAVED) CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO PLAY THE COURSE.
For those not interested in hitting the links, socialization and several other games will be available. As always, please curb the discussions on work/religion/politics....this is meant to be a light-hearted/fun occasion.
PRIOR EVENTS INCLUDED SEVERAL UNWANTED GUESTS IN THE HOUSE: MOSQUITOES! GUESTS ARE EXPECTED TO CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND THEM WHEN GOING IN/OUT. IN ADDITION, THE COURSE WILL “SHUT DOWN” EARLIER THIS YEAR TO ABATE THE PROBLEM.
Please forward the invite to others who may be interested in coming...especially those wanting to play the course.
306 W 57th (Park on the OPPOSITE side of the street or in the school driveway)