About Divine 9 Open
This year we are excited to host the 15th Annual Divine 9 Open Golf Outing, at the renowned Philadelphia Cricket Club. Since its founding in 2003, the Divine 9 Open has raised more than $3 million to help families impacted by cancer. The Divine 9 Open Golf Outing was established by Jeff and Stefanie Dittus in memory of his father Mort Dittus, who passed away of cancer. This is an event to celebrate life, golf and a man who loved both.
Jeff is thankful to his dad for teaching him to play golf at a young age.Through this wonderful gift, Mort instilled in him values of respect, humility and integrity that remain core to his life today.
Our new venue, the Philadelphia Cricket Club, is the oldest country club in the United States (1854) and the only club to have built and operated a golf course in each of the last three centuries, St Martins (1895 Willie Tucker, US Open Host 1907 and 1910), Wissahickon (1922 A.W. Tilingast, Senior Players Host 2015), and Militia Hill (2002 Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry).
The move will support an expansion of the tournament to a two course (Militia Hill and Wissahickon, both in Flourtown, PA), 36-hole event, hosting 100 amateur players, celebrities and professionals. While both are fantastic championship courses, people come from all over the world to play the Wissahickon course, a classic Tillinghast design that was recently ranked #104 on the Golf Digest Top US Courses.
After golf, everyone is invited to gather on the scenic porch at the Wissahickon clubhouse to enjoy cocktails, food, a closest to the pin and putting contest and live music from the Paul Green Rock Academy students, who brought down the house last year with their Led Zeppelin set. We are also delighted to welcome Trick Shot Artist, Ron Lampman.
- Two Courses (Course Assignment TBD)
- Wissahickon – Play Your Own Ball
- Militia Hill – Scramble
- Prizes for closest to the pin, lowest gross score, lowest net score, and team champions.
- 10AM: Registration Starts and Lunch Opens
- 12PM: Shotgun Start
- 5PM: Cocktail Reception, Awards Ceremony
- Foursome Registration: $2,000 per foursome
- Individual Golfer Registration: $500 per person
- Cocktail Reception Only: $100
BECOME A SPONSOR
Your sponsorship dollars make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer throughout our local communities. Divine 9 provides a unique opportunity to get involved at a level that offers increased visibility among our donors, supporters and the Families we’ve helped! Last year we hosted 115 golfers and raised over $98,000.
We look forward to golfing with you!