Grandfathers for Golf to host memorial tournament

Golf ball and tee

SAN JACINTO – Grandfathers for Golf, the nonprofit charity dedicated to teaching at-risk children how to play golf for free, announced its major fundraiser for 2023: the Grandfathers for Golf Memorial Tourney at Soboba Springs Resort Golf Course Friday, April 28. The four-man scramble format is open to all golfers of any skill level.

Cost is $150 per player – $140 for signups made before April 10 – and is tax deductible. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, gift bag, prizes, food and a raffle. The tourney will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start. To sign up, call Tony Viola, president of Grandfathers for Golf, at 909-754-4148. Field is limited to 144 players, and the tourney sells out fast, so get your foursomes together and make sure to sign up early.

The memorial tournament, which was formerly called the Marty Finn Memorial, is the only fundraiser the group holds each year. Grandfathers for Golf is a volunteer organization, with no salaries for organizers and no fees charged to students in the program. Grandfathers for Golf has been operating for years in the Hemet/San Jacinto area, teaching hundreds of children from all walks of life not only golf, but life skills such as sportsmanship, etiquette, camaraderie and honor. Grandfathers for Golf gives every child a golf bag, clubs, balls, a uniform and lessons for free.

Fundraising for the past couple of years has been limited by COVID-19, and the nonprofit asked the community to help out if they can.

Submitted by Grandfathers for Golf.