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The IDS Coyote Classic

Please join us on Friday, October 20, 2023 for the IDS Golf Tournament.
Register now!

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When is the tournament?

    Friday October 20, 2023 - 11AM Shotgun Start
  • Q: Where is the tournament?

    The Lyman Orchards Golf Course
    Jones Course
    70 Lyman Rd
    Middlefield, CT 06455
  • Q: What time can we check in for the tournament?

    Registration will run from 9:00 am - 10:45 am 
  • Q: What is the cost?

    $150 per player
  • Q: Are there prizes associated with the tournament?

    Yes, there will be prizes for the first, second, and third-place finishers as well as additional prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-ones! Please contact Mr. David Sizemore at for more information. 
  • Q: Can I play with a team?

    Of course! Once registration opens you will be able to sign up with additional members, up to a foursome!
  • Q: What does the ticket include?

    • Play in the 18-hole tournament with a cart
    • Food and drinks provided throughout course of play
    • Post-tournament banquet 
    • Famous Lyman Orchards 6" pie
    • Commemorative IDS gift 
  • Q: If I choose not to play, can I volunteer in other ways?

    Absolutely! Volunteers are going to be essential to the success of our event.  

    If you have any questions, please contact David Sizemore, Assistant Head of School, at

The Jones Course - at a glance!

Tee Up for a Day of Impact: Join the Independent Day School Coyote Classic

Looking to combine your love for golf with a passion for supporting education? The Independent Day School (IDS) has the perfect event for you! We are thrilled to invite you to our highly anticipated Golf Tournament, a remarkable day of sport, camaraderie, and philanthropy. Whether you're a golf enthusiast, a community advocate, or simply seeking an exciting way to make a difference, this event promises an unforgettable experience. So, grab your clubs and get ready to swing into action for a great cause!

The Power of Giving Back:
At IDS, we believe in the transformative power of education. By participating in our Golf Tournament, you actively contribute to our mission of providing quality education and fostering a nurturing learning environment. The funds raised from this event directly benefit our students, allowing us to enhance educational programs, invest in innovative resources, and offer scholarships to deserving individuals. Your participation will have a tangible and lasting impact on the lives of countless students and help shape a brighter future.

Unforgettable Experiences and Prizes
Prepare for an unforgettable day filled with exciting experiences and incredible prizes. From skill-based challenges to engaging competitions, the IDS Golf Tournament offers numerous chances to showcase your abilities and win fabulous rewards. Imagine sinking a hole-in-one or achieving the longest drive—such accomplishments will earn you not only applause but also remarkable prizes. Plus, the post-tournament dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize outstanding performances while enjoying a delectable meal.

How to Get Involved
Participating in the IDS Coyote Classic is simple and rewarding. Register as an individual player or gather your friends, colleagues, or clients to form a team. Not a golfer? You can still make a meaningful impact by becoming a sponsor. Show your commitment to education and community support by sponsoring a hole, donating prizes, or contributing to our scholarship fund. And if you're unable to participate directly, come as a spectator and join in the excitement, cheering on the players and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.