Calcutta Social

Calcutta Social
Wednesday, August 1st
6 to 7:30 pm at the Commodores Inn in Stowe

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Festivities begin at the Commodores Inn the night before the 19th annual golf tournament. Guests and golfers enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while getting a sneak peek at the team pairings. You have a chance to win big in the Calcutta by betting on your favorite team! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Door prize - must be present to win!

Golfers in attendance will receive a free mulligan.

What's a Calcutta? The term "Calcutta" describes a type of auction-pool wagering. Event goers to Stowe Land Trust's Calcutta bid on 4-person tournament teams, auction style, that they think will win the tournament (you're allowed to bid on yourself or your own team, too). If your bid is the highest, you have bought the team. All of the money raised through the "auction" goes into the pot and at the end of the tournament, those who "won" the team that then won the tournament get a predetermined payout from the auction pool. In this case, the auction pot is split between the winners and Stowe Land Trust. The winning bidder receives half of the payout and the other half supports SLT's conservation work.