JMCE Golf Tournament set for Oct. 1

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OK, it’s fall and the golf season is indeed winding down.

The common cry about this time – as it has been for years – is: “There aren’t many good days ahead for hitting the links.”

However, the fall at places like Glocester Country Club that’s located on picturesque Waterman Lake in Chepachet is always special, gloriously green and a study of beautiful landscape in-and-around the 9-hole layout that was founded in 1929.

Add to that the skills of Greens Superintendent Ralph Simonelli and the popularity of always-accommodating resident Pro Dave Baluik, and it’s no wonder a small co-ed group of members – who just so happen to be friends as well – have reserved Sunday, Oct. 1 for what may rank as the most unique golf tourney of the 2017 season.

It’s an 18-hole event that will only cost each golfer $100 to enter and includes a luscious lunch ranging from sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs, meatballs and cold beverages that will precede the 1 p.m. scramble start.

It’s a Co-Ed Memorial Golf Tourney that will be followed by a fun-filled dinner featuring chicken madeira, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, penne macaroni, coffee, rolls and butter and possibly dessert.

It’s a tourney that will send golfers around the Par-35 layout twice and will be limited to 18 foursomes.

It’s yet another way the award-winning Johnston Memorial Cancer Events (JMCE) will continue its ongoing battle to raise revenue for children who are battling the dreadful disease at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

It’s the brain child, if you will, of Judi Graham – who along with her husband David Graham own and operate Graham Builders of Smithfield. They are also members at Gloucester Country Club and are among the heart-warming JMCE founders who for 10 years have been raising money to help battle cancer that strikes children

Perhaps that’s why Judi Graham announced yesterday that “we’ve only got a few more playing spots and are hoping to have a sellout – again – soon.”

For the past 10 years, the JMCE has held its annual golf tourney at Connecticut National Country Club in Putnam, Connecticut, and had a sellout each and every year that has produced upwards of $16,000 that enables the Hematology and Oncology Departments at Hasbro to initiate new and specialized programs for the children.

Judi Graham also let it be known that “we’re selling memorial and business signs that are only $50 each,” and they will be placed throughout the 2,802-yard layout throughout the Oct. 1 tourney.

Anyone who’d like to play in the co-ed tourney should call Judi Graham as soon as possible at (401) 497-2954. All checks should be made payable to the JMCE and sent to David and Judi Graham, 97 Pineledge Road, Glocester, Rhode Island 02828.

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