The Groton Golf Association, a group of “passionate golfers who decided that we needed to do something about what
we consider a treasure – that needs polishing – in our town,” will hold a tournament-style “Course Improvement Fund Raiser,” on August 20, 2011 at the Groton Pool & Golf Center to fund improvements to the Groton Golf Course.
Sign in begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday the 20th with the first foursome teeing off in a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The event is a “4-Person Scramble” with prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Teams – Closest to the Pin, Closest to the Line. The entry fee of $90 per person includes 18 holes, cart, gift bag, prime rib dinner and more. Players without a foursome are invited to sign up and be paired up on a team for the event. Registration deadline is August 17th.
For more information or to register, contact the Groton Pro Shop at 978 448-2564 or contact Bill Quigley at [email protected] or 978 448-0272. The group is also looking for business sponsors for the tournament; people can use the same contact numbers and email for information about that.
The group’s press release says: “Groton Country Club is a recreational gem, the best family-use facility in Groton. Unfortunately, over the last few years the quality of the Groton Golf course has deteriorated, with insufficient funds available for maintenance, let
alone capital investment required to improve conditions. Participation and attendance have declined. However, in this time of constrained budgets, the Groton Golf Association – motivated golfers at Groton who are willing to
volunteer their time, money and effort to enhance all aspects of the golf experience at Groton – was born early this Spring.
Bill Quigley, organizer of the tournament, explained: “We decided that we needed to act to protect, enhance and preserve this extraordinary Town asset. More than 60 Association members spent two days in early Spring cleaning, pruning, raking, weeding and carting one hundred pickup trucks of debris from the course. The Association has already increased participation in several events at the Groton Golf course, improved the conditions, playability and beauty of our course, enhanced the social activities and attracted new players to our facilities. We have done a lot of work but much still needs to be done.”