In what may be the first in-person event since the shutdown, Boca Chamber’s annual Golf Classic is set for July 31.
Golf is permitted in Palm Beach County, and this will be the Chamber’s 50th. But “when we started having the conversation, we were excited to do it, but this isn’t the time to have a blowout. Let’s just get this under our belt,” said Chamber president/CEO Troy McLellan. “We’re just glad to provide a fun safe tournament when getting out is something people want to do.”
The chamber expects 72 players, one per cart or two if players are part of one family. A shotgun start is 8:30 a.m. for the scramble at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Registration is open at $200 for one player or $800 for a foursome at https://bocaratonflcoc.wliinc17.com/events/Boca-Chambers-50th-Annual-Golf-Classic-6504/register
“We’re holding our price. And this is part of the chamber’s annual event programming. It’s not a fundraiser.
“We’ll be at the main Resort course, so we’ll be limited by the number of the carts,” McLellan said. They’ve had 100 golfers in the past few years, he added.
There’s no sponsored hole-in-ones so far. But sponsorships are still available. “You may see some sponsors come on,” McLellan said. “Our efforts were more on logistics and delivery of the tournament.”
They’re still having a longest drive and closest to the pins contests. They’re counting on the Resort staff to handle guidelines for the breakfast and awards luncheon. “We’re working with the Resort to have a luncheon constructed in such a way there’s spacing in the seating,” he said.
“This is for us our first in-person event. We’re excited to be able to do it and enjoy a beautiful golf course with members, friends and colleagues. Let do something in person outside.”
By Marci Shatzman