Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This is the 35th year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for youth in our community, making it the longest-running charity tournament in the area.
Registration opens at 11 a.m. and there will be free gourmet bag lunches. The shotgun start for the Scrambles format tournament will take place at noon. The tournament will follow CDC and State regulations for social distancing so may need to change to a tee-time format. Following the tournament, players and teams will head their separate ways for dinner.
The tournament’s Hole-In-One Contest prizes are sponsored by Brattleboro Subaru and include: 2020 Subaru Impreza; a 60-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV; a $500 Visa Gift Card; and Callaway Irons. Prizes will also be awarded for low gross and low net game scores, as well as for the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin and Closest to the Line for both men and women. Mulligans also will be on sale, and the traditional putting contest will take place during the tournament.
A hallmark of the tournament is a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop at the close of the tournament, in which the owner of the winning golf ball collects $3000 cash. This helicopter raffle is donated by Renaud Bros. Individuals do not need to be part of the tournament to buy golf balls, priced at $100 each, nor be present at the drop to win the cash prize. Buckets of golf balls will be dropped from 20 feet on the fairway at the Brattleboro Country Club. A maximum of 100 balls, now available for purchase, will be sold, with the odds of winning are high.
Youth Services Corporate Sponsors include Pacesetters: Headwater Precision LLC, Brattleboro Subaru, The Richards Group, Presenter: Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors Sustainers: Brattleboro Savings & Loan, ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, Edward Jones Investments, New Chapter, River Valley Credit Union, Silver Forest of Vermont, Vermont Country Deli. Patrons:, Brattleboro Retreat, C.E. Bradley Laboratories, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Chroma Technology, Crispe & Crispe, David Manning Inc., Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Phillips, Shriver, Dunn & Carroll PLLC, Trust Company of Vermont, Swiss Precision Turning. Associate Sponsors: Cota & Cota Oil Co., Price Chopper/Golub Foundation, Stevens & Associates, True North Granola, and W.W. Building Supply.
All proceeds from the tournament, which annually nets close to $15,000, will help support Youth Services’ programs. Now celebrating its 46th year helping local families thrive, Youth Services promotes the healthy development of nearly 1,500 local youth and families each year.
The all-inclusive registration fee for the tournament is $130 per individual or $520 per foursome. The fee covers greens fees and cart, a bag lunch. Registration encouraged on-line at www.youthservicesinc.org/golf. Tournament participants must provide their handicap or average game score. To buy a golf ball for the drop, visit www.youthservicesinc.org/ball-drop.