Keegan Bradley will take a break from his hectic late-summer PGA Tour schedule to host a charity golf tournament in his native Vermont.
Bradley, who will be making his way to TPC Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship over Labor Day weekend directly following The Barclays at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., will detour northward for the inaugural Keegan Bradley 2012 Charity Golf Classic on August 27. The contest, at Bradley’s former home course, the Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club, will benefit the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund and its efforts to help Vermonters recover from the devastation of last year’s Hurricane Irene.
“The day before the tournament is a year from when the hurricane hit Vermont, and it actually got absolutely hammered,” Bradley told reporters Wednesday on the eve of this week’s Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. “Woodstock Country Club…got absolutely devastated….We’re going to raise a bunch of money, and I really think it’ll start to help the people of Vermont start to rebuild and really just kind of get together and enjoy the day and be proud of our New England heritage.”
The event will kick off with brunch and a clinic with Bradley, who will return to his hometown for the first time since high school. A cocktail reception and awards ceremony will follow the 18-hole competition.
For sponsorship and other information, contact Betsy Ide with the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund (888-707-8373, firstname.lastname@example.org), Chuck Vanderstreet at the Woodstock Inn & Resort (802-457-6660, email@example.com), or Valerie Salvatore with Altus Marketing and Management (617-266-8900, x114, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Emily Kay is a regular contributor to New England Golf Monthly. You may follow Kay on Twitter @golfexaminer