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What is the Golf Challenge?


The Els for Autism 2017 Golf Challenge is a series of regional golf events open to amateur golfers of either gender to benefit the Els for Autism Foundation. The Golf Challenge will be played throughout the US and Canada during the 5-month period from May through September, 2017. The Els for Autism Golf Challenge also includes a non-golfer option, called the Els for Autism Gallery Club. Teams that raise $13,000 or more in donations will advance to The Grand Finale, to be held in Palm Beach on October 27th & 28th 2017.


What is the Gallery Club?


The Els for Autism 2017 Gallery Club is a virtual fundraising event. Teams participating in the Gallery Club must also raise $13,000 or more to advance to the Grand Finale. Gallery Club teams will not participate in a Regional golf event but may participate in the Finale golf tournament if interested.

What is the scoring system used at the Golf Challenge events?

Two-person best ball. Official USGA handicap required.


What are the participant restrictions?


The Golf Challenge is open to all amateur golfers. At least one team member must be 18 years of age or over.


How does my team qualify for the Grand Finale in Palm Beach, FL?


Teams that raise $13,000 or more in donations will advance to The Grand Finale, to be held in Palm Beach, FL. Teams competing in Regional events or members of the Els for Autism Gallery Club can ONLY qualify for the Grand Finale by raising $13,000 or more. All teams across the series and in the Gallery Club will have up until 5pm EST on September 22nd to qualify for The Finale via the $13,000 route.


What is included in a team’s Grand Finale qualification?


  • Access to the Grand Finale in Palm Beach, FL for a two-person team with one guest per player
  • 1 x two player team in the Grand Finale golf tournament
  • Invitation to the Welcome Party
  • Invitation to awards ceremony
  • Two nights accommodation on October 27th & 28th (based on double occupancy)
  • Autism seminar for team guests
  • Luxury Gift Bag for each player


Will Regional event winners advance to the Grand Finale?


No, winners will not advance to The Finale in 2017. Teams must raise $13,000 to qualify for the Finale. Winners will be awarded with a Regional event prize & a $6,500 fundraising credit.


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How do I donate to a Golf Challenge team?



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c65 Robinhood Drive

Dundas, ON

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Phone: 561-320-9528

Els for Autism is a game-changing resource, delivering and facilitating programs that are leading examples of what can be available to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).