Golfers of all abilities have a unique opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of golf at a championship golf course while also making a difference to clean up pollution in New Bedford Harbor at the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 19at the Bay Club at Mattapoisett.
All proceeds from the Golf Tournament go into a dedicated fund to support the cleanup of nitrogen pollution – Buzzards Bay’s largest pollutant – in New Bedford Harbor. Bring your business associates and friends out to enjoy a day of good cheer on the golf course for a great cause!
For golfers, this event is a rare opportunity to enjoy the private Bay Club’s parkland-style 7,000-yard course, designed by PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon in conjunction with golf course architect Brad Booth. With 88 percent of its 625 forested acres preserved, the Bay Club is the only Certified Silver Audubon Signature Sanctuary in Massachusetts.
Scott Zeien, owner of Kingman Yacht Center in Bourne, is returning to the Golf Tournament for the sixth time this year. “This is a wonderful opportunity to play a beautiful, private course of the highest caliber,” he said. “When you add that all the players are united in purpose to help preserve our Bay, it adds a level of camaraderie and community to the event.”
The tournament is a scramble format with practice at 10:00 am and a shotgun start at 12:00 pm. Registration is $250 for individuals or $1,000 for a foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, greens fees, cart rental, tournament gift, boxed lunches, beer and snacks on the course, and a lively after-party reception at the renowned Golf House Restaurant with cocktails, light fare, and awards and prizes, including an opportunity to putt for the chance to win $5,000.
Not a golfer? You can still enjoy the festivities and support for clean water by purchasing a $35 ticket to the cocktail party reception, which begins at 5:00 pm.
Register online to secure your spot in the Buzzards Bay Coalition Golf Tournament at www.savebuzzardsbay.org/golf or by contacting the Coalition at 508-999-6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tournament and tee sponsorship opportunities are also available for companies who want to show their support for our local environment.