TUXEDO PARK - The exclusively elite Tuxedo Club is the venue for the Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual “Charity Golf Outing at the Tuxedo Club” on Thursday, Sept. 16. For golfers seeking different settings to play, the outing offers them a chance to play one of the oldest courses nationwide. The Tuxedo Club was founded in 1886, the same year - as golfers know - the legendary St. Andrews Links course opened in Scotland, recognized by golfers worldwide as the “home of golf.” While rarely opened to the public, Tuxedo Chamber trustee Bill Sweet said the outing gives players a two-fold opportunity to go beyond the stone-gated entrance to Tuxedo Park and support good causes. “It’s a limited opportunity,” said Sweet. “From the golfers I spend time with, they say this course is a difficult course. It’s beautiful too, very picturesque.” To date, proceeds have totaled about $20,000 for charities in the greater Tuxedo area, according to Sweet. Beneficiaries include the chamber’s 9/11 Scholarship Foundation, the Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the America Heart Association. In particular, the past four outings have enabled the chamber, through the support of tournament sponsors and participants, to donate a total of nearly $12,000 to the Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps, assisting in the purchase of two new ambulances. Its 9/11 Scholarship Foundation assisted two Tuxedo students who exemplify community service. “Golf is a sport anyone can play, as opposed to baseball or football,” said Sweet. “More than that, it’s a social game.” - Nancy Kriz
To play in the Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce’s Charity Golf Outing at the Tuxedo Club’ Thursday, Sept. 16, shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost per person: $209 Dinner only cost: $60 Corporate cost: $1,300, includes golf for four and recognition signage The day includes lunch, dinner (with open bar), green and course fees, cart usage, and use of driving range. Prizes will be awarded. Event and course signage sponsorships are available. To participate, call Bill Sweet at 351-5657 or e-mail to: email@example.com.