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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for sponsorship info and other details.