ALS Weekend: October 9-11 at the Southborough Golf Club (Updated)

Above: The Town’s golf course is hosting the 3rd annual fundraiser to support a cause in honor of two key players in its success. (image cropped from last year’s flyer and club website)

The Town has confirmed that Heritage Day weekend will be used for the Southborough Golf Clubs 3rd annual fundraiser for ALS One. The fundraiser is sponsored by club management and the Board of Selectmen.

The fundraiser will take place from Saturday, October 9 through Monday, October 11. The logistics will be a little different this year. Players will pay their full, usual greens fees and the club will donate $10 per player (about half the fee) to ALS One.* (Players will also be given an option to add their own contributions.)

Former Selectman Brian Shea coordinated with with Bill Harrison (GC Management Company) and Jen DiMartino (ALS ONE) on behalf of the Board. He shared the news with a reminder as to why supporting ALS research and patient care** is personal to Southborough officials:

Our Town lost our friends Brian Shifrin and John Wilson too soon to this disease, and both John and Brian played prominent roles in making sure that the course continued following construction of the public safety complex.  We are thrilled to continue this tradition in their memory.  

You can read more about Wilson’s and Shifrin’s roles in relation to the golf course in my 2019 post.

As always, the public is asked to book their tee times in advance. You won’t want to wait until the last minute. Shea noted:

The popularity of the course is at an all time high, so booking tee times in advance is highly recommended.  We thank those that have participated in the past to make this a great tradition, and we look forward to a fun holiday weekend in support of a great cause.

Unfortunately, tee times can only be scheduled up to 7 days in advance. (So you may want to mark your calendar to remember to book your tee time this weekend or next week.) To book your time, you can call 508-460-0946 or use their online option here.

*Greens fees vary from $18-22 depending on age of player and time of day. (Note: For those golfers with season passes, their normal greens fee of $5 per round will be fully donated to ALS One.)

**The non-profit ALS ONE describes itself as:

an unprecedented partnership of world leaders in ALS research and care who have joined forces to help cut bureaucratic red tape to combat the disease more efficiently and effectively for all.

Updated (9/29/21 8:48 am): I heard back on how season pass holders’ fees will be handled. Their normal fee of $5 per round will be fully donated to ALS One that weekend.

I should also add, for those unfamiliar with the Southborough Golf Club, it is a 9 hole course.

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