Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 4, 2013

Community Sports Briefs

The Andover Townsman

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The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Bank of New England Golf Spectacular will be held Monday, July 15, at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover.

The event will feature golf, pool, cart, tennis, breakfast, lunch, dinner and an auction.

Registration for the morning round is $185 and includes a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start, breakfast and lunch. Registration for the afternoon round is $195 and includes a 12:45 p.m. shotgun start and lunch. All participants are invited for an evening cocktail hour and dinner. Several prizes will be awarded, including for team low, longest drive and closest to the pin. A raffle and silent auction are also planned.

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Fore Melmark New England Golf Benefit

The eighth annual Fore Melmark New England Golf Benefit for children with autism will be held Monday, July 29, at Andover Country Club.

For the first time in its history, the tournament is open to the public. Two rounds of scramble-format play are available, at 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A $6,000 first-place prize is up for grabs, in addition to gift bags for all players. There will also be a drop from a helicopter with giveaways of a $1,000 cash prize and one-hour helicopter tour and an awards dinner at night.

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Reggie Golf Tournament Aug. 2

The Greater Lawrence Technical School Athletics Department and Local 1707 are hosting their 20th annual Reggie Golf Tournament to benefit graduating seniors and athletes on Friday, Aug. 2, at Merrimack Golf Club in Methuen.

Each year, two scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors, with the rest of the funds spent to send promising athletes to sports camp.

Teams of up to four can register before July 15 for $125 per golfer. Each team package includes greens fees, a golf cart rental, coffee and pastries upon arrival, a sit-down steak dinner following the tournament, a golfer’s gift and the scramble format. A silent auction and raffle are also planned.

Anyone who wants to support the cause can consider sponsoring a hole for $100 or donating a silent auction item. Other sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Christa Gillis at or 978-686-0194, ext. 7057.


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