All participants will start with an 8am complimentary networking breakfast. Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers will also be served. Participants have the choice of golfing or wine tasting. All golfers and sponsors will be given a boxed lunch. Winery tour participants will be treated to the famous lobster lunch again this year! At the end of the day, ISPE will host a reception open to ALL participants to network and reminisce about the day’s events. No drop ins allowed. Sorry, if you are not golfing, staffing a sponsored hole or wine tasting, you are not allowed on the course or at breakfast or reception.
ISPE has been given exclusive use of the 18-hole Chardonnay and the adjacent 18-hole Eagle Vines golf courses for Fun Day. Conducting the Golf Tournament on 36-holes will speed up play and provide more sponsorship opportunities out on the courses.
We will continue a scramble format where the best shot from each player is used. This format makes the game fun for golfers of all abilities. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams, as well as closest to the pin and longest drive holes on both courses.
Since golf tournaments play with teams of four, we cannot guarantee that your players will be on the same team unless you reserve a foursome. While we always do our best to keep players together, there may come a time when we will need to split up a small group onto different teams.
Four large coach buses filled with your colleagues and new industry contacts will be visiting Sonoma wineries. Participants start the day with the golfers and sponsors at the networking breakfast at Chardonnay Golf Club. The buses will use a shotgun approach, visiting one winery before lunch and one after lunch. All participants will join together at Viansa Sonoma for our famous lobster feed. The lobster feed includes one full lobster for each participant along with prawns, artichokes, potatoes, onions and corn. It’s also served with sourdough baguettes and drawn butter. A vegetarian lasagne is available for anyone requesting it ahead of time (no other meals or substitutions are available). At the end we will have Chocolate It’s It Ice Cream Sandwiches.
After lunch, buses go to their last winery of the day before returning to Chardonnay Golf Course. Please note that each participant will visit Viansa and two other wineries (selections made by ISPE).
Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets for bottles of wine will be sold on the buses. The raffle will take place at lunch.