What is Links Fore Kids?

The Links Fore Kids Charity Golf Events consist of two golf tournament fundraisers designed to increase awareness for child abuse in North Texas and raise funds for Trinity Kids while providing an exciting and fun golf outing for players, sponsors, and donors supporting our efforts.  These events provide unique opportunities, for those concerned about the long-term impact of child abuse, to participate with Trinity Kids in our golf tournament fundraising efforts. The golf tournaments are called the Links Fore Kids March Marathon and Links Fore Kids September Scramble, which denote the month in which the tournament is played and the format for the event.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of our golf tournaments is the opportunity for golfers to sign up to play in the event for FREE. The Links Fore Kids Charity Golf Events take a different approach to fundraising and eliminate the typical player or team fees associated with traditional golf tournaments.  In order to increase awareness of child abuse and reach more people than just those playing golf, we ask our golfers and teams to participate with us in the fundraising process.  Our tournament website assists in the process by providing golfers and volunteers the opportunity to set up their own fundraising page, set a goal, and use our "Friends Asking Friends" technology to send emails to family, friends, and co-workers requesting support of their fundraising efforts. If you meet our minimum fundraising requirement for the event, your entry to play is FREE.

Links Fore Kids September Scramble

The Links Fore Kids September Scramble, originally launched in 2008, is a 4-man scramble golf tournament held at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas.  The tournament starts with a deli-fresh buffet lunch while golfers hit practice balls and prepare for a fun day of golf. Just before the start, golfers can participate in the "circle" putting contest which requires more luck than skill to win the Dallas Cowboys prize package with a golf shirt and other golf items. The tournament starts in typical "shotgun" style and all snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are FREE while golfers are on the course.

Cowboys Golf Club
Cowboys Golf Club

A photographer roams around the course capturing action shots of the golfers as well as team photos which are later posted to our Facebook page for all to enjoy. After the tournament, everyone sits down for a fabulous Tex-Mex Fajita buffet dinner inside the clubhouse while enjoying the raffle drawings and live auction before the tournament awards and prizes are announced.

The Cowboys Golf Club, which opened on June 14, 2001, is the world’s first NFL-themed golf course. As a tribute to the five-time world champion football team, Cowboys Golf Club integrates a historical tour of the accomplishments of this NFL franchise. The clubhouse features a hall of honor with a magnificent display of the coveted Super Bowl trophies and memorabilia of Cowboys legends both past and present. Historical markers along the golf course provide a unique insight into the illustrious plays and prominent players who created an era of mystique that fascinated sports fans worldwide.  The golf experience will exceed your every expectation; the unique perspective of the Dallas Cowboys' storied history will excite your senses.

Links Fore Kids March Marathon

The Links Fore Kids March Marathon, launched originally in 2013, is a 36-hole golf tournament split between the Old American Golf Club and The Tribute Golf Club in The Colony, Texas.  This event is a very simple format focused on playing golf and raising funds for Trinity Kids.  There are no teams, no prizes, and best of all - no posting of your scores!  Individuals are paired in 4-man groups based on request or luck-of-the-draw.  Golfers may switch groups after the first 18 holes in order to network with other golfers at the event.

Links Fore Kids March Marathon
The Tribute Golf Club

The Tribute Golf Club offers a unique Scottish links-style golf experience, complete with wind-swept dunes, sea-washed grasses and other authentic Scottish links-style design elements. The course’s captivating variety of holes include the famous par-4 17th Road Hole; the breathtaking starting 1st and finishing 18th holes from St. Andrews, and features a walk over the Swilken Bridge.

The course also includes the Postage Stamp par-3 5th hole from Royal Troon; the par-5 3rd hole known as Hogan’s Alley from Carnoustie; plus holes from Turnberry, Prestwick and two holes from Muirfield, which is perhaps the finest and most exclusive golf course in the world.

The Old American Golf Club was designed by Justin Leonard and Tripp Davis and showcases their love for the early American golf courses, the “classics”, created during a period from about 1910 to about 1937 that was know as the “Golden Age of Golf Architecture”. It was a period when the greats of golf architecture, such as A.W. Tillinghast, Seth Raynor, Donald Ross, and Perry Maxwell crafted golf courses into the land with strategic interest and variety as their main objectives.

Golf Digest stated "Hints of Pinehurst, Maidstone, Shinnecock and National Golf Links in their wide fairways, cross bunkers and intricate greens."

 


Links Fore Kids Charity Golf Events

Event Site

 

Tuesday - September 12, 2017

Cowboys Golf Club

Details: LinksForeKids.org