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Watershed Conservancy Pro-Am benefit set for June at Chautauqua Golf Club

May 5, 2016
Westfield Republican

Event co-chairs Fred Gregory and Bill Locke have announced that the 30th Annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament at the Chautauqua Golf Club has been scheduled for Monday, June 27. The event will have an 11:00 Aa.m. shotgun start and a two best ball format. For the fifth consecutive year, all proceeds will benefit the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.

The "Score One for the Lake!" tournament welcomes both male and female amateur golfers, with ladies playing the Hill Course and men playing the Lake Course. Each foursome will include a visiting PGA professional from the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania areas, making for an exciting day of golf. Lunch will be served on the course, and the event will conclude with an awards dinner at the Double Eagle. Various opportunities to sponsor the event are available and may be tax deductible.

The event serves as a major fundraiser for the Conservancy, with proceeds from prior year tournaments supporting many vital watershed education and land conservation projects and programs. Co-chair Bill Locke stated, "This tournament funds activities which address the root causes of the pollution that fuels lake plant and algae growth. These include watershed conservation projects that conserve important habitats and land features which provide clean waters to the streams and lakes of the Chautauqua region. It also includes working with landowners to enhance shoreline habitats, control soil erosion, re-establish healthy vegetated buffer strips along streams and reduce nutrients entering waterways from lawn care and other activities. Stopping these problems at their sources is essential to a healthy lake. Maintaining a healthy, enjoyable lake is essential to the economy of the region and benefits all businesses and residents of the region."

Article Photos

Photo by Don Kimmel
The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will be the beneficiary of the Chautauqua Golf Club’s 30th Annual PGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Pictured from left are event co-chair Bill Locke, PGA Professional Troy Moss, CWC Board Director Dr. Jeanne Wiebenga and CWC Executive Director John Jablonski III.

More information is available at the CWC's website at www.chautauquawatershed.org or by calling the CWC at 664-2166 or the CGC at 357-6211. Area businesses are especially encouraged to sponsor this event.

 
 
 

 

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