The Survivor Golf Tournament

A golf marathon to support CancerCare and the American Heart Association

The Event

Welcome to the 5th Annual "Survivor" Golf Tournament sponsored by Kurt & Beth Thompson to benefit CancerCare and the American Heart Association. 
Thanks to contributions raised by the players as well as dinner and auction proceeds, we have raised an AMAZING $348,000 in funds for these two great organizations over the past 4 years.
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014.
Start Time for the 100-Hole Survivor Event: Players are to arrive around 6:15 a.m. and prepare for a shotgun start promptly at 7:00 a.m.
Start Time for the Surviving the Final 18 Event: Players are to arrive around 3:30 p.m. and will be starting their rounds at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ruby Hill Golf Club, 3400 West Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
Golfshop Phone: 925-417-5850

The Format for the Day

There are two separate golf events held on the same day.

The first is a 100-hole two-person scramble. It is very fast, a lot of fun, and an endurance test for anyone brave enough to become a "SURVIVOR." Each 18-hole round is played in 90 minutes or less and there are golf and scoring contests during the day.

The second event is called “Surviving the Final 18.” This event is a two-person 18-hole scramble that begins around 4 p.m. and was created for golfers that want to join in the fun and excitement of the Survivor but don’t think they can play 100 holes.

Both events are open to men and women. Men play from a combination of white and gold tees and women play from red tees. There are no restrictions on the number of drives that must be used for each player. All putts inside three feet are gimmies.

Teams receive 20% of their total combined handicap. Stableford scoring per hole (net), with 6 points for double eagle, 4 points for eagle, 3 points for birdie, 2 points for par, 1 point for bogey.

Entry Fees, Fundraising, Field Size and Auction

The entry fee for the 100-hole Survivor is $500 per player or $1,000 per two-person team, which includes the day of golf, meals and snacks during the day and a dinner for the golfer. Each participant is strongly encouraged to raise additional funds through donations from friends, family and co-workers. There is a competition between the players to see who can raise the most money. Last year’s fund raising winner was Randy Mills with over $28,000 in total donations. The entry fee for Surviving the Final 18 is $250 per player and includes 18 holes of scramble golf as well as dinner following the event. Surviving the Final 18 participants may also raise funds from friends, family and co-workers.

The 100-hole Survivor field is limited to the first 18 teams that commit to play by registering online and paying the entry fee. The Surviving the Final 18 field is limited to the first 20 teams that commit to play by registering online and paying the entry fee.

During the dinner and awards ceremony there is a silent auction with many great items including sports memorabilia, golf packages, jewelry, wine and other items. After dinner there is a live auction which features a one-week stay at a luxury home in Maui, Hawaii. These auctions are a large part of the fundraising. Last year’s gross auction proceeds exceeded $30,000. Credit card processing is available during the event.

Prizes and Contests

The first place team receives $200 club credit per player and a trophy, second place is $125 club credit per player, third place gets $75 club credit per player. 

There is a skins event for a $50 per team buy-in with 50% to be paid for skins and 50% to be donated to CancerCare and the American Heart Association. If no skins are won, 100% goes to the charities.

The par three holes have closet to the pin awards and each winner is given the opportunity to participate in a Hole-in-One Shootout for the opportunity to win a $1 million annuity.

More Information

If you would like more information regarding The Survivor, please contact Kurt Thompson at or 925-353-0760.