curchin 1Remember to replace your debits: The eighth annual Curchin Open brings nine holes of competitive mini-golf to the offices of CPA firm Curchin Group. (click to enlarge)

Accepted wisdom has it that accountants, like so many other creatures of the cubicle, tend to “let their hair down” in a major way during the holiday office party season. At one long-established firm on the greater Red Bank green, the first week of November sees the Lincroft headquarters of  the Curchin Group  become a scene that surpasses even the wackiest theme ever cooked up by the Dunder Mifflin Party Committee — all in the spirit of fun, and all for a couple of great causes.

Scheduled for the hours of 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, November 6, the eighth annual Curchin Open transforms the Schultz Drive office suite into a nine-hole miniature golf course, complete with greens, hazards and accounting-themed novelty obstacles. Foursome teams of registered participants will take to the links, beneath the drop ceilings and fluorescent lights, to raise money for two locally based nonprofit organizations — Family & Children’s Service of Long Branch, and the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

For an entry fee of $25 per individual player ($100 for a group of four, or team up with other individuals at the event), golfers make their way around the challenging course — with all entrants enjoying complimentary refreshments and fantasy scratch-off cards, and top competitors receiving prizes that include first-place $25 gift cards to The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick.

New this year is the Curchin Trivia Foursome Feud at 5:30 pm, in which the two foursomes with the lowest total scores will get to answer a series of questions (many of them pertaining to golf) in a bid to boost their numbers.

There’s still time to register for the Eighth Annual Curchin Open, with sign-ups accepted by November 1. Take it here for a registration form, or contact Peter Pfister by phone (732-747-0500) or email ( for sponsorship info and other details.