curchin-open-110216-9curchin-open-110216-1Once a year, the Curchin Group in Lincroft, a CPA practice, moves its desks and files aside and transforms its Half Mile Road office into a miniature golf course, where it hosts a fundraiser called the Curchin Open.

This year’s edition, held last Wednesday, generated $18,000 for two charities:  Mary’s Place by the Sea and the Monmouth County SPCA, which brought two rescues (including a pup named Coco, right) to the event.

redbankgreen was there to document the fun, which included a packed clubhouse bar, a buffet and games. Be sure to click the “read more” for additional photos.  (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

curchin-open-110216-5  curchin-open-110216-3curchin-open-110216-8curchin-open-110216-7 curchin-open-110216-4curchin-open-110216-2In its 11 years, the event has raised more than $155,000 for charities including Lunch Break, The beneficiaries are chosen by Curchin partners based on an essay competition each spring. Nonprofits in Monmouth and Ocean counties are eligible.