We’re excited to announce to everyone The Steeplechase at Jeffersonville. This event is taking place the morning of Saturday, July 31 at Jeffersonville Golf Club in West Norriton (Philly ‘burbs), Pa.
We have 40 (EDIT – 80+) spots reserved at the course (block of tee times) and will go out in that 7-10 a.m. range. Format details and groupings will be finalized later, but the overall structure will be quota.
If you’d like to register, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch in the coming weeks to confirm your spot. First come, first serve for registrations.
Cost is $80 (tee time $68 + food and drink voucher $12). We are required to prepay for the tee times two weeks before the event, so I’ll be collecting payment in early July. Anyone who can’t pre-pay two weeks before risks losing his/her spot.
We have two NIT spots for this event!
This is going to be a fun, relaxed event at a Donald Ross muni and a community gem. If you haven’t been to Jeffersonville before, I think you’ll love it. If you haven’t been in a few years, you won’t recognize the place.
The name of the event is a nod to the course history. Prior to becoming a golf course, the land was used for steeplechase horse racing in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The steeplechase races featured thoroughbreds jumping over obstacles on a half-mile, oval track that was located where the 11th and 16th holes currently stand. This played a role in deriving the number 27 on the course in the old Jeffersonville logo (shoutout to anyone who remembers that logo).
The land was purchased privately in 1919 and the track was closed in the late 1920s. Donald Ross was then hired to convert the property into an 18-hole golf course, which opened a few years later. The Evans family continued to operate the golf course until West Norriton Township purchased the property in 1972.
Along with some long, drawn out text about history…we will have some special stuff with course setup, along with:
- silent auction
- putting contest
- and plenty more
Proceeds from the event will benefit the National MS Society.
Shoutout to co-host @Craigstands for all of the back-and-forth and brainstorming so far. Hope to see everyone out there!