Special Events

As usual, there are a ton of great charity golf events each year, with golf continuing to be the best way to raise money for worthy causes. Here are just a few you might consider supporting. On Monday May 9 at Commonwealth National, my good friend Joe McKeown along with his family, will host their annual bash in supporting Alzheimer’s research. It’s always one of my favorite events, held at a great course, with incredible food and lots of interesting silent and live auction items.

There’s never a dull moment at Ron Jaworski’s annual Celebrity Shootout at Atlantic City CC, this year’s fun runs from June 4-6. There’s the pairing party, the Shootout with nine of Ron’s football and sports celebrity friends and the celebrity-amateur tournament. Proceeds benefit the United Way of South Jersey and the Jaws Youth Foundation. Last on this short list is a new event for me, the Philly Sports Hall of Fame Classic at Huntingdon Valley CC on Monday June 20.

Everyone who plays will be paired with a Philly sports legend, a hall of famer, or local sports or media celebrity. The fun starts early and goes all day, with golf, great food, live and silent auction items and more. Proceeds benefit local student programs and youth sports. You can’t go wrong helping kids. For more info, go to www.phillyhall.org or email me at rosefactor@aol.com if you’re interested in playing or just coming to the dinner. Meet your local legend and support the kids, it’s a win-win.

One more special event to report is the 100th anniversary at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on the Delaware. There will be all sorts of great events through out the year, including the 2011 Centennial Cup, designed to bring golfers together for competition, prizes and great food. There are tournaments all season, played on Shawnee’s beautiful 27 holes, designed by A.W. Tillinghast, his first design ever back in 1911. Tillinghast went on to design top 100 courses like Medinah, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Baltusrol and Winged Foot. Make Shawnee a must visit this year, for golf, great accomodations, their spa and much more. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE for more info.


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