On August 30th Ross Satterwhite and I will be back on the course to play 100 holes of golf to support the Leelanau Historical Society and Museum. We are very pleased to, once again, be a part of this special event!

The first Golfathon was held in 2006. Looking for ways to raise funds for digital archiving which was in its infancy and the need for a new roof for the museum, which was looming in the future, we came up with the idea to have a two-man golf match consisting of playing 100 holes in one day. An ambitious plan indeed, but doable! The Leland Country Club benevolently granted our request to use the course and the club for the day. We then presented the idea to the LHS Board stating that we would cover any outside costs to play enabling all contributions to go to LHS without any overhead. With the Board’s blessing the idea became a reality and we were off to the races!

The Leelanau Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and preserving Leelanau County’s rich history. All funds raised will support collection care, documentation, exhibit development, educational programs and research projects. We are very grateful for your support and hope you will consider making a donation and joining us in celebration of the 16th Annual Golfathon!

In addition, each donor will be entered into a drawing for a $300 gift certificate to the Leland County Club Pro Shop which will be announced during the event.

Last but not least, a special thanks to the membership and staff of the Leland Country Club for their ongoing generosity and assistance in making this annual event possible and to the members of our community for their enthusiasm!

After a year’s hiatus, the donor reception on the deck of the Leland Lodge following the match will be back and better than ever thanks to Bill & Annie Hostetler and Jim & Mary Jo Grogan who have generously underwritten the fun party! This will be one you will not want to miss! We look forward to seeing you and renewing our friendships at the “Sweet Sixteen”!