GCC to hold Veterans Day golf tourney


Glocester Country Club, which was established in 1929, has hosted many memorable golf tournaments during its storied history.

What will transpire on Veterans Day – Nov. 11 at the picturesque nine-hole layout that overlooks beautiful Waterman lake - will be one of most important benefits ever at GCC.

It’s entitled the Veterans Day Golf Tournament and is open to all veterans and active-duty personnel with proceeds donated to the highly acclaimed Wreaths 2022 Across America that’s sponsored annually and held at Ponaganset High School.

“For the veterans, THANK YOU for bravely serving, doing what you’re called to do and, so we can solely do what we’re free to do” said Vin LaFazia, a GCC member, Vietnam vet and Chairman of the highly successful (JMCE) Johnston Memorial Cancer Events Tournament. “Wreaths Across America is one of the most important Veterans Day events and this tournament will help keep it funded.”

Yet another unique thing about the Veterans Day Golf Tournament is that active-duty military will receive complimentary entry fee, carts, as well as a 10 a.m. continental breakfast, dinner and complimentary drinks.

LaFazia said there’s a minimum of one veteran per foursome and announced that interested golfers must sign up at the GCC Pro Shop by Nov. 6.

He also announced that the entire tournament field will gather at the GCC Clubhouse after the tournament for the announcement of winners and a special awards ceremony.

The scramble format will be used to determine winners of the nine-hole event while entry fee for non-military and veterans is available at only $25 per person. All checks should be made payable to Glocester Country Club and mailed to Vincent LaFazia, 75 Orchard Meadow Drive, Smithfield, RI 02917.

GCC is located at 121 Wentworth Avenue in Chepachet.

After announcing what could be a sold-out and extremely beneficial tournament, LaFazia added: “Even if you don’t enter the tournament – or are not a golfer – please consider stopping by (GCC) prior to the 11 a.m. shotgun start for a brief ceremony to honor all veterans of our great country.”

Anyone who’d like further information should call LaFazia at (401) 233-2564.


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