Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Plenty of Pours, Plenty of FORE!!!!!s

It's that time of year! ARE YOU READY FOR Well, sure you are!!! The 2nd Annual New Mexico Brewers Guild Golf Tournament is taking place on Saturday, October 17. Desert Greens Golf Course (10035 Country Club Ln. NW) is hosting the tournament this year. Do they know what they are in for? I imagine a scene like caddie's day at the Bushwood Country Club in Caddyshack! The shotgun start (each foursome starts on a different hole) is set for 1 pm. Good, you can still drink your fill the night before and be ready for more come tee time. And there will be more! The $90 per golfer entry fee includes range balls, greens fees, cart, burgers/chips, and best of all, BEER from our local breweries! But act fast, as the fee goes up to $100 come Oct. 1st. So you are free to enter on your own, or get three of your best duffers to sign up with you as a team for $360. I'm in for sure!

I just have to get Marcus (featured in video) and a couple other secret weapons to cough up the fee. The tournament really looks to be a day worth remembering- prizes and awards will be bestowed, and contests will be featured as well. Hopefully the contests will be the "Closest to the pin" kind and not "Chug a pitcher of Hopgoblin IPL and drive your cart into a pond". For all you CEOs reading this (c'mon, you're not all swirling the ice cubes in your scotch like in the movies- you love great beer too!), sponsorship of various levels is available. Get your name out there and come golf at the same time. think of this scenario: You are on the 9th tee, and the client you are golfing with says, "Hey, that's your company's banner!". You look over and say nonchalantly, "Oh, yes. I sponsor this tournament. This is my hole.", and proudly whack a 280 yarder down the center. What a feeling. I wonder if I can sponsor the port-a-potties. Or at least a tree for guys to pee on.

This tournament is being held to get a world class Beer Festival launched in New Mexico in 2010 and keep it going yearly. YOU can help make this happen. Let's all put us on the beer map where we belong! To get an entry form, download from my link at: | 41 KB. You can also get it from your local brewery or download at , the website of the NM Brewers Guild. You can mail or directly deliver your payment (cash or checks only, no credit cards, deadline Oct. 7) to: NMBG Golf Tournament c/o Il Vicino Brewing Co. 4000-A Vassar, NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 To contact Tournament Director Jake Skinner (of Il Vicino fame) with questions, email him at or call him at (505)263-4349. I'll provide the broken clubs. See you there!

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