Midsummer Monarch Open 2023

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Midsummer Monarch Open 2023

Hosted by JC Blewitt '07 and Charlie DeCosmo '06

Join us on July 17th for the Inaugural Midsummer Monarch Open. Proceeds from this event benefit the KC Fund at King’s College which has an immediate impact on current students by enhancing their King’s experience and focusing resources on greatest need. 

The event takes place at Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf, Pa. Lunch on the patio at 11am followed by golf at Noon. Awards and cocktails served at 4:30pm Be home for dinner by 6:30pm!

This is a Partners event. Two golfers per team. The format is a Shamble.* Plenty of opportunities to win King's swag, a coveted coal Leo trophy, and other prizes. 

Cost is $150 per golfer, or $300 for a team of two. This is a limited field event. Only 50 teams will be registered and we expect the event to sell out quickly. Register today to reserve your spot!

Click Here to Register to Golf or to Sponsor the event!

Image of two male golfers: JC Blewitt and Charlie DeCosmo

What: Inaugural Midsummer Monarch Open

Where: Valley Country Club - 79 Country Club Lane - Sugarloaf, PA

When: Monday, July 17, 2023

Time: Lunch at 11am: Golf at Noon; Awards immediately following golf.

Format: Partners event with two golfers per team. Format is a Shamble*

Cost: $150 per golfer, $300 for team

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Hole Sponsor ($200) - this is the exclusive right to one of the holes and includes a commemorative flag
  • Banner Sponsor ($500) -limited to three sponsors, banner sponsors provide the cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres following golf

*Golf Shamble and Awards

The format of this Open is a Shamble – here is how it works: Each team member hits a tee shot on each hole. Then, the team selects the best tee shot and plays as individuals from there on that hole. The lowest score between partners on that hole counts. Maximum score on a hole: double bogey (2 more than par). 

Yardstick gimme: If you hit a shot within one yard stick of the hole location, the next putt is good; you don’t need to putt it!


Coal Leo Trophy

The Champions: The championship team will receive one of the most coveted prizes in the King’s College atmosphere, the Coal Leo trophy, commemorating the champions. Ties for first will be broken with extra holes if needed. Ties for second will be settled by a closest to the pin on #9. Mini-Leos awarded to the Runner Up team. 

Par 3’s: There are five Par 3’s at Valley Country Club, and each will have it’s own unique challenge for prizes.  Specifically, on numbers 5 and 12 you must hit over water. The three closest-to-the-pin on these holes will go into a shootout on Hole 9 to determine the champion of closest-to-the-pin and secure a mini-Leo trophy. The other Par 3’s will feature other opportunities to win King’s swag, cold hard cash, and other prizes.

Long Drive: A custom King’s College Leo the Lion driver headcover for the longest drive in the fairway on Hole 8. 

How to register or sponsor this event!

By credit card:

Register online by clicking here!

By mail: 
King's College 
Office of Alumni
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Please makes checks payable to: "King's College"

Call (570) 208-5879 or email for more information

Sponsorship Levels:

Hole Sponsorships: $200 per hole sponsorship (limited to 18) – this is the exclusive right to one of the holes in the tournament, and will include a flag commemorating the event. Banner Sponsors: 

Banner Sponsors: $500 (limited to three). Banner sponsors will provide for the cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres following the event. 

Call JC Blewitt for any Sponsorship Questions:

570.208.5900, ext. 5712