The 26th annual Theta Chi Open will be held this year at Turtle Creek Golf Club located in Limerick, PA. The date is Friday, May 4th, 2007. The course, designed by Brother Ed Beidel '76, is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest and is a challenging and well maintained track.
When: Friday, May 4th - the First Friday in May as always.
1st Tee Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Turtle Creek Golf Course located on 303 W. Ridge Pike in Limerick, PA.
Cost: $90 covers all activities on Friday including golf, cart, closest to the pin/longest drive, Clam Bake, Pig Roast and post round beer. Those who can only make the banquet the cost is $35. Please note the significantly reduced fees from last year.
Post Round Festivities: A huge tent will be erected adjacent to the 18th hole so we can watch our brethren complete their round. The banquet will include the following:
1/2 keg of beer and our own bartender
Accommodations: The Sheraton Park Ridge, located in King of Prussia is Theta Chi headquarters. A block of rooms have been set aside under the name of "Penn State Theta Chi." The room cost is $99 a significant discount from their normal $169 rate. This rate is good for Friday May 4th. It is located next to the King of Prussia mall and many bars. I encourage local Philly guys as well as out of towners to stay at this hotel. To reserve a room call 610-337-1800. If you wish to stay on a night other than Friday night you should ask for Crystal Scammel in sales and she should be able to accommodate you with the same low lodging rate. Do not delay as there are already a number of other reunions and weddings booked at the hotel... and you can always cancel if your plans change.
Shuttle Service: If you are interested in shuttle service to and from the hotel please advise. Cabs will be provided and most likely will cost about $10 per head.
Bars: There are lots of them in the King of Prussia/Valley Forge area. The hotel itself has a sports bar called "Mad Anthony's" that has pool tables and darts. I recommend Kildare's a great Irish bar, with Irish bands playing every weekend and a good happy hour. Transportation for the pub craw will be provided by the hotel for free.
The Contest: Low net wins the prestigious Red Jacket and the handsome
Theta Chi Open trophy. Something new and exciting for the 26th annual event is the Tachi Cup a team golf challenge “Old guys” vs. “Young guys” contest that will involve all golfers. More details to follow.
To play in the Theta Chi Open - Cost $90
Attend only the 19th hole banquet - Cost $35
Cab to/from the hotel - Cost: Approximately $10 each way
If you would like to reserve your place at the 26th annual Theta Chi Open please download entry form and mail it (to the address on the bottom of the entry form), along with a check payable to Mike Perkins.
You may cancel for a full refund up to two weeks prior to the event. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event date may result in the forfeiture of the entire fee (it’s never happened but I still must include that disclosure).
Mike Perkins '76