Brookline, MA—The 14th Annual Brookline Ouimet Tournament will be held at the Robert T. Lynch Golf Club at Putterham on Friday, October 3. The Tournament will benefit The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.
The Tournament began in 2000 when a life-size statue of Brookline native Francis Ouimet and his caddie, Eddie Lowery, was unveiled at the Robert T. Lynch course.
“This is a wonderful event that honors Francis Ouimet, a Brookline native and original member of the Golf Hall of Fame. Last year’s tournament was very special as it was part of the Ouimet 100 Centennial celebration that observed the 100th anniversary of Ouimet’s historic victory in the 1913 U.S. Open at The Country Club. This year, we are happy to observe his victory in the 1914 U.S. Amateur Championship in Vermont, which made him the first person to have won both the Open and Amateur Championships. It should be a great day, and continues the wonderful support the town has had for the Ouimet Scholarship Fund,” said Terry Kennedy, Ouimet Fund President.
Francis Ouimet was a Brookline native who grew up across the street from the 17th hole at TCC. His upset victory in the 1913 U.S. Open at The Country Club is considered the pivotal moment in U.S. golf history and the image of Messrs. Ouimet and Lowery is the most famous likeness in golf history. The original life-size statue of Ouimet and Lowery is a centerpiece at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida.
Entries for the scramble tournament, which begins at 12:30 PM, are $400 per foursome, or $100 per player. There will also be a lunch prior to play, awards and a silent auction. Interested players may call the Robert T. Lynch Golf Club Pro Shop at Brookline Golf Club at (617) 730-2078 for information. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 1.