Glocester Country Club, a picturesque nine-hole layout located on the shores of Waterman Lake in Chepachet and was founded in 1929, recently added an impressive chapter to Rhode Island’s illustrious golf history book.
For the eighth time in as many years Glocester Country Club played host to the annual Polar Golf Tournament – which was the first official golf event of 2024 – and wound up raising $2,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.
“The Johnston Memorial Cancer Events and Hasbro Children’s Hospital would like to extend or deep appreciation to everyone who joined for our 8th annual Polar golf festivities,” said Judi Graham who founded and chairs the annual benefit event.
The $2,000 was a record for the Polar Golf Tournament that featured 43 players and other GCC members who stopped by and made donations that Graham added “we greatly appreciate all the support from everyone on New Year’s Day.”
In keeping with the tournament tradition, the morning began with people enjoying coffee and muffins to warm up before they went out to play and as Graham noted “the conditions were ideal; the sun was out, and the temperature was 40 degrees.”
Players were encouraged to wear shorts and tee shirts and the 43-golfer field played on holes seven, eight and nine and players could only use three clubs. Once completed, everyone gathered inside the GCC clubhouse for snacks and to wait for the results.
Thus, Chris Dumas and Walter Geer had a combined score of 24 to finish first and were presented with a beer glass filled with candy.
“Thank you to all!” Graham exclaimed. “We could not do what we do for Hasbro Children’s Hospital without Glocester Country Club and our great club members. This was a great start to the year looking for a cure for cancer using one stroke at a time.”
Graham also announced the JMCE’s highly popular major golf tourney will be played on Saturday, May 11 at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam. Ct. Details will be forthcoming.
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