“Sittin’ Seagulls – McMenamins Golf Championship”
- Gearhart Hotel |
- Friday, October 24, 2014
- 12 noon trick shot demo; 1 p.m. shotgun start |
- $75 in advance — all-inclusive! |
- 21 and over
About “Sittin’ Seagulls – McMenamins Golf Championship”
The Sittin’ Seagulls Tournaments (1959-68) stand as the most unorthodox golf events held at Gearhart. It wasn’t really even about golf; it was about people coming together, having fun, doing silly (even surreal) things on and around the golf course. Each year, a different theme was selected and participants dressed accordingly, such as bands of pirates. We’re reviving this historic spirit with this year’s theme & tourney: Caddyshack!
In the spirit of Caddyshack, enjoy antics and prizes. Friday at 12 noon is a trick shot demo, followed by shotgun start at 1 p.m., then dinner and live music to top off the day!
This will be an 18-hole team event, with surprise formats on each hole (1 Net Best Ball, 2 Net Best Balls, 1 Gross Best Ball, Alternate Shot, etc.). As is tradition for “Sittin’ Seagulls”, the tournament has a theme, and this year it’s Caddyshack! Will you dress as Danny Noonan or Ty Webb? Are you a Dr. Beeper or Spalding Smails? Compliance with the theme is encouraged, or penalties may apply! The movie will run on a loop in the Livingstone Room throughout the tournament.
Other highlights for 2014 include:
• Bigger prizes; more clubs, rounds of golf and gift cards
• Egads the Mule will be dragging a keg around the course
• Bonus discounted golf for those who stay overnight at Gearhart Hotel Friday night and play again Saturday (Please call the hotel at (503) 717-8159 for details & to book.)
Gearhart Golf Links and McMenamins Gearhart Hotel and Sand Trap Pub are steeped with history, and an important part of that history was this tournament. Read about it here...
"Those Sittin' Seagulls tournaments were the craziest things.... In fact, growing up in Gearhart, at the Gearhart Course... it was just unbelievable!" — Sally Herron Valade
Enjoy the historic Gearhart Golf Links during one of many golf tournaments to come this year. Afterwards, have a round of ales or whiskeys at the Pot Bunker Bar or the pub while you discuss your play. Golfers are welcome to sign up in the Gearhart Golf Links pro shop or give them a call for more information: (503) 738-3538. Or fill out and return an Entry Form. Carts are available, and we'll have prizes at every hole!
Want to plan ahead? We have tourneys scheduled every 3rd Friday.
Fresh Fruit & Crudités
House made Caesar Salad
Wild Mushroom Cannelloni with Rosemary Cream Sauce
Baked Sausage Rigatoni
Dessert = Tiramisu