32nd annual Youth Services golf tourney supports safety net for area youth

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. This is the 32nd year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for youth in our community, making it one of the longest-running charity tournaments in the area.

Registration opens at 11 a.m. and there will be free bag lunches. The shotgun start for the Scrambles format tournament will take place at noon. Following the tournament there will be a banquet, sponsored by G.S. Precision.

The tournament’s Hole-In-One Contest prizes are sponsored by Brattleboro Ford Subaru and include: 2017 Subaru Forester; a Kindle Fire; a $500 Visa Gift Card; and Nike 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.

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Gregg Tewksbury gives a high five to Rick Wisell. Photo provided

Rapidly becoming 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. A ride in the Renaud Bros. Inc. helicopter will be auctioned weather-permitting ride, donated by pilot Mike Renaud. 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.

Pacesetters Sponsors are G.S. Precision; Brattleboro Subaru; and The Richards Group. Sustaining Sponsors are Brattleboro Savings & Loan; Clear ChoiceMD Urgent Care; Edward Jones Investments; H & R Block; New Chapter; River Valley Credit Union; People’s United Bank; Swiss Precision Turning; TransCanada; Twombly Wealth Management; Vermont Country Deli and VSECU. Patron Sponsors are Brattleboro Retreat; C.E. Bradley Laboratories; Chroma Technology; Crispe & Crispe; C & S Wholesale Grocers; David Manning Inc.; Green Mountain Tents; Phillips, Shriver, Dunn & Carroll PLLC; Trust Company of Vermont; and Rolls Royce Nuclear. Associate Sponsors are Cota & Cota Oil Co; Hazel Restaurant; Putnam Insurance; True North Granola and W.W. Building Supply.

All proceeds from the tournament, which annually nets close to $20,000, will help support Youth Services’ programs. Now celebrating its 45th 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 either per individual or per foursome. The fee covers greens fees and cart, a buffet lunch, and dinner following the tournament. Dinner-only tickets may also be purchased, giving non-golfers an opportunity to enjoy dinner and participate in the raffles and auctions and relax on the Brattleboro Country Club deck or dining room. 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, purchase online. To register for the tournament, call Youth Services at 802-257-0361 or visit online.

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