21st Annual "Fore a Very Good Cause" Golf Tournament
When: Monday, June 5, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Brooklawn Country Club
Tee off with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp as we celebrate the return of our “Fore a Very Good Cause” Golf Tournament to Brooklawn Country Club! Friendly competition during the 18-hole round will include putting and long drive contests, with foursomes once again vying to be named the winner of the “Poster Cup” in honor of longtime Camp Board Member and outing Co-Chair Dennis Poster. Brunch, on-course “Chuck Wagons” featuring grab-and-go hearty fare, a dinner reception, program and awards round out a day you won’t want to miss, all benefiting Hole in the Wall’s growing programs.
Mac Bayly ~ Raymond Lamontagne
10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Registration & Brunch
Best Ball Format
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Post-Round Dinner Reception, Program & Awards
For players interested in utilizing mulligans, we encourage advance online purchases to reduce time spent at registration prior to tee off. Alternatively, mulligans may be purchased on-site on outing day.
Saddle up and support “Fore a Very Good Cause” by securing a sponsorship or individual foursome, purchasing an individual player spot or dinner reception ticket or making a donation at any level. The field fills quickly. Early reservations are encouraged. Response must be received by May 19, 2023 to be included in printed materials.
If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please contact Sam Klozik at (203) 745-2721 or via email.
Purchase Sponsorship Foursomes
Purchase Individual Foursomes or Player Spots
Purchase Individual Dinner Reception Tickets
Support Camperships or Make a donation
THE 20TH ANNUAL “FORE A VERY GOOD CAUSE” GOLF TOURNAMENT-August 15, 2022
Sunny skies greeted the more than 110 Camp friends who hit the links in support of our 20th Annual “Fore a Very Good Cause” Golf Tournament on August 15th at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, Conn.
Following a hearty brunch, players gathered at their carts where Camp’s Chief Development Officer Robin Farrell joined Tournament Co-Chairs Mac Bayly, Harris Diamond and Ray Lamontagne in thanking sponsors and reminding players that with every swing they’re championing the seriously ill children and family members served by Hole in the Wall.
While on course, players visited “Chuck Wagons” featuring hearty BBQ fare and were treated to the Crispy Melty food truck serving gourmet grilled cheese. Shake Shack scooped up frozen custards, Tito’s shook-up custom cocktails and the Camp Snack Mobile was on the move throughout the afternoon, delivering salty and savory treats directly to players, keeping them fueled as the friendly competition unfolded.
In addition to vying for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Closest to the Fringe top honors, players attempted 10-foot, 30-foot and 50-foot putts for the chance to win $5,000. No golf skills were needed, though, for the Camp Prize Wheel where players “Spun to Win” Camp swag, or at the Key Corner where players chose keys that might “unlock” a prize during dinner. Players that revealed their festive golf socks were gifted Camp-branded Wilson golf ball and tee sets. And On the Spot Photos captured memories of the celebratory day, creating custom commemorative foursome magnets in minutes.
Following the lively round, players enjoyed a dinner reception on the Clubhouse patio. The evening program kicked off with a video from longtime Camp friend Jim Nantz who congratulated all on the outing’s 20th anniversary and reflected on his past participation in the Tournament. Honorary Chair and Emcee Rich Lerner took to the podium and shared stories from his time at the Golf Channel and his recent visit to Camp’s Connecticut location. Hole in the Wall’s Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Canton provided players with Camp updates before introducing camper AJ, who received a standing ovation after sharing how Hole in the Wall changed his life following his brain cancer diagnosis. In honor of 20 years of fun and friendship out on the links, players were asked to consider supporting our 20 “Fore” 20 campership appeal, providing 20 campers with the opportunity to attend a transformational week-long summer session at Camp. Thanks to the generosity of the collective field, we surpassed our campership goal!
And the altruism didn’t end there! Spirited bidding ensued on Silent and Live auction experiences including a round for three at Winged Foot Golf Club with dinner for six and a wine tasting; Boston Celtics tickets with a Mike Gorman meet & greet; lessons, lunch, and a round for three at Congaree Golf Club; a round for four at Rolling Hills Country Club including lunch and Argolf putters; and two PGA tickets and a booth experience with Jim Nantz.
In honor of Camp Board Member and longtime outing Co-Chair Dennis Poster who passed away in June, the inaugural Poster Cup was presented to the 1st Net winning foursome of James Gibbons, Will Gibbons, Dennis Reilly and Derek Werner and to the 1st Gross winning foursome of Tony Dovolani, Ray Lamontagne, Rich Lerner and Gerry Mullally. Each year, the names of the winning foursomes will be engraved on plaques, and the Poster Cup will be proudly displayed at the outing as a lasting reminder of Dennis’s commitment to both the Tournament and Hole in the Wall.
Thanks to the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Travelers and all those that championed “Fore a Very Good Cause,” more than $200,000 was raised to benefit Hole in the Wall’s growing programs.