Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament
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Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament – GENO Open 2019
The 2019 Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, GENO Open will be held on Monday, July 29th at Ould Newbury Golf Club. The Tournament which is open to both men and women, kicks off at 8 AM with a shogun scramble. The raffle and silent auction will run throughout the Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, GENO Open, followed by awarding of prizes with a cash bar cocktail hour. Be ready to play your best, as there is a $10,000 cash prize for getting a hole in one on the sixth hole!
After the Geno Open, participants and guests will proceed to the dock at Waterfront Park to board the Captains Lady at 4 PM for a dinner cruise hosted by the Starboard Galley Restaurant. The menu will include: Caesar Salad and pasta salad, Sirloin Steak Tips, Grilled Chicken and Shrimp, rolls & butter followed by Strawberry Shortcake.
The Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament is always a very popular tournament so register ASAP by contacting Gary Greco at 978-462-1326 to reserve your spot. You can also reach out to Gary to sponsor a tee or donate a raffle prize.
The Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, Geno Open Cost is $150 Per Person (Includes Carts, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Harbor Cruise & Dinner.) Guest fee is $30 to bring a spouse or guest on the Harbor Cruise. NET proceeds for this event go to support the efforts of the Yankee Homecoming Committee. Use 305 Newburyport Turnpike in your GPS as the Address for Ould Newbury Golf Club.
Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament History
July 31st, 2014 was a day filled with birdies, bogies and pars for most, except Paul Mahoney. Unlike any other year, Paul played the 9-hole course with a crew of friends. Throughout the day they joked and laughed with each other about various ‘swings and misses,’ until there was nothing to joke about.
“A number 6 iron, he hit the ball, a perfect swing, it landed three feet before the hole and BOOM, hole in one!” said Paul’s friend and teammate. And to the victor goes the spoils, a $10,000 prize. According to Yankee Homecoming President Michael Volpone, this was the first hole-in-one in the tournament’s 30 year history.
On the hole Paul made the eagle, there was also a double your money raffle for landing a tee shot on the green in combination with being the closest shot to the pin. Given Paul’s hole in one, he also sank this award.
Paul, who’s been playing golf since he was a kid, says nowadays it’s more luck than anything. When asked what he plans to do with the money, Paul said he is soon to take his wife on a couple’s trip to Alaska.
FUN FACT about the Ould Newbury Golf Course
“Under the leadership of Benjamin Pearson, Dr. Charles S. Ingham and Joseph Dummer, 60 acres of land were leased from Governor Dummer Academy and in 1915, with a fund of $10,000 construction of the golf course began.”