Formerly the Hope Open

Saturday, May 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates:

From the BICS Open Committee:

We thank you for your interest in supporting the BICS Open. As of right now we are still planning on golfing together on May 30, 2020. The committee has had to make some difficult decisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary change is that there will no longer be a lunch provided after the tournament. We understand that this adjustment to the schedule changes the value you get from the tournament so we are adjusting our price to $75 per golfer. Since there is no longer a lunch planned there will also no longer be a silent auction following the lunch. We do still plan on selling mulligans and other add-ons during registration.

Please do not wait to register as we are getting close to when we have to nail down numbers with the golf course and would hate to inconvenience the course management if we have a large influx of teams sign up if there is a major change in COVID-19 circumstances. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me (Andrew Matos) directly at ajm0118@gmail.com.

7:00 am - Registration | 8:00 am - Shotgun Start


2020 BICS Open Pricing

$ 75 per person
  • 18 holes
  • Cart Rental
  • Prizes & drawings
  • Complimentary gift

Details

Tournament:  4-Player Scramble

Registration & Payment: Teams designate a team captain who will sign up online or by phone. Individuals or groups of less than three may sign up knowing that they will have other players assigned to them.

Payment may be made in advance or at registration. Online payment is available here or checks can be made out to BICS and mailed to PO Box 1888 Lenox, MA 01240 (*designate “BICS Open” in the memo line).

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for: Winning Team, Closest to the Pin, Hole in One, and Longest Drive.

Add-ons: Available for purchase at registration will be various add-ons:  mulligans, string, and red tee advantage.

Lunch: Due to the pandemic, there will be NO catered meal this year. The registration fee has been reduced accordingly.  

Bas Ridge Golf Course

The 2020 BICS Open will be held at Bas Ridge Golf Course in Hinsdale, MA (151 Plunkett Ave). Use the map below for directions. The scorecard is available here. 

Please note the following course policies:

Please dress appropriately for a golf outing (i.e. collared shirt, no jeans, etc). Shirts and soft spikes or spikeless shoes are required. Shoes with cleats are not allowed. 

No coolers will be permitted on the course and no alcohol purchased elsewhere may be brought onto the property. 

In the case of inclement weather, refunds will be issue only if Bas Ridge officially closes the course and if a rain date cannot be mutually selected.

Please abide by all posted course rules and any additional tournament rules

Due to the restrictions from COVID-19, we have now reached our capacity.
If you have any questions, please call us at 413-637-4673.

About Our Cause

All proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit students and provide scholarships at the Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies (BICS). BICS is a one-year college-level program for young adults located in Lenox, MA. For more than three decades, BICS has served over 400 students – seeking to equip them with a biblical worldview. 

Because our students cannot receive federal financial aid, they rely heavily on assistance through our DiscipleBuilder Scholarship Fund. The proceeds of this tournament will help to provide much-needed financial assistance to our students. 

If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone (413-637-4673). 

You can make a donation or a payment using the link below. Or, checks can be made out to “BICS” and mailed to PO Box 1888 Lenox, MA 01240. 

Days Until the BICS Open!

2020 Committee Members

  • Andrew Matos, Chairman (BICS ’07)
  • Heather Matos
  • Kelli Brabdury (BICS ’90)
  • Nate Bradbury
  • Kristen Bradbury (BICS ’15)
  • Sadie Swicker (BICS ’16)
  • Tyler Swicker (BICS ’14)
  • Rod Hasty (Hope Open founder)

Contact Us

Looking for more information? Send us an email at info@berkshireinstitute.org, being sure to indicate “Golf” in the subject line. Or, you can call the BICS office at 413-637-4673 and we’ll put you in touch with one of the committee members.