Spots still available in one of North Conway’s most popular and long-running events
Now just about a month away, the popular 34th annual Memorial Hospital Open Golf Tournament, is coming up on Thurs. July 17, 2014 at the Wentworth Golf Course in Jackson, NH. While sponsorship and foursomes are going fast, there are still spots available for all who wish to be part of this Valley institution.
In addition to offering a day of fun and camaraderie for a good cause on one of the most charming and challenging courses in the area, the event features a signature dining experience, called “Grazing on the Green.” Food for the event has been provided by Thompson House Eatery, Marty Sweeney Caterers and the Red Fox Pub.
“Every tournament in the Valley is known for something, and ours is known for its food,” said tournament director Paul Keane. “Last year, our guests were overwhelmed with both the quantity and quality of dining. This year’s participants can expect more of the same.”
Grazing on the Green features a gourmet buffet as well as wait-served appetizers, with an amazing array of seafood, beef, chicken, and other delicacies for all tastes.
The dining format is designed to promote a more social style for mixing and mingling. A diverse array of delicious “small bites,” both sweet and savory, promise to please even the most discerning pallet. The list below will be among this year’s offerings but don’t be surprised to see many tempting additions:
- Crab, spinach stuffed mushroom caps
- BBQ pulled pork on mini cornbread muffins
- New England Clam Chowder with oyster crackers
- Marty’s world famous deviled eggs (don’t miss these babies)
- Smoked Salmon with fresh dill, capers, red onions, and whole grain mustard
- Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Artisan Cheeses with assorted crackers
- Country Style Pate’ served with flatbreads and assorted condiments
- Pam’s “not to be missed” spinach pie, flaky and flavorful
- Assorted Summer Bruschetta topped with fresh chopped tomatoes, basil, capers, and a sprinkled of Asiago cheese
- Braised Short Rib with a horseradish cream
- Seafood with lemon, caper dill aioli
- Meatloaf with homemade charred onion ketchup
- Sausage with tomato basil aioli
- Sesame crusted and pan seared Ahi Tuna on English cucumber, with wasabi, pickled Ginger, and a sweet chili drizzle.
- Roasted Beef Tenderloin bites with fire roasted red peppers and a garlic & herb cream cheese
- Fresh Asparagus wrapped in proscuitto
- Chocolate dipped Strawberries and marshmallows on Graham crackers
- Mini Eclairs and other assorted French style pastries
But golfers shouldn’t let the food and the day’s excitement be the only reason to take part. Proceeds from this year’s golf tournament will support a school-year long initiative to bring health and wellness education and activities to students throughout Mt. Washington Valley. The initiative was launched last year and has been an extremely popular program for the student population throughout the region.
Thanks to the generosity of the tournament’s supporters, local elementary and middle school students throughout Mt. Washington Valley were treated to free running races, snowshoe tours along river banks and informational talks with sports medicine doctors, dietitians and diabetes educators. The tournament proceeds also funded the donation of health and wellness related books to a school’s library and a visit from one of Memorial’s health care providers to give a talk or an activity on a particular topic. Students also received items to encourage them to partake in a health activity, from jump ropes to pedometers to water bottles.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses and individuals. Many sponsorship packages also include golf teams for the event. For those wishing to play in the tournament, golfers may join the event as individuals or in teams of four. This year’s tournament Presenting Sponsor is once again The Tolley Group.
This year’s Golf Tournament Committee members include: co-chairs: Dan Jones and Bayard Kennett; Kathy Bennett, Mary Collins, Mike Davenport, Marilyn Desmarais, Sally Fiore, Paul Keane, Lois Gardner, Don Newton, Will Owen, Gail Paine, Joan Phillips, Marta Ramsey, Joanne Sutton, Linda Turcotte, and Mary Vigeant, APRN.
The Memorial Hospital Open Golf Tournament was founded in 1980 by former US Congressman Bill Zeliff and Jackson businessman Lee Harmon. The long-running tournament takes place on the The Wentworth Golf Club, a beautiful 18 hole course in the heart of quaint Jackson Village. This picturesque course provides outstanding views of the majestic Presidential Range and the scenic splendor of the Wildcat and Ellis Rivers as they meander throughout the course. The tournament features a popular raffle with prizes donated from dozens of local and regional businesses, plus its famous Grazing on the Green food extravaganza.
For more information, or to sign up for golf or sponsorship, visit the golf event page on www.memorialhospitalnh.org/golf or call Joan Phillips at 603-356-5461 ext. 2264 for more information.
About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, family birthing center, sleep center, wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, and the Miranda Center for Diabetes. Physician practices include primary care and family medicine, women’s health, orthopedics and sports medicine. The Merriman House, a 45-bed nursing home specializing in Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, is also located on the hospital campus. Together, our staff and providers are committed to meeting the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by collaborating with community partners in the delivery of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate, and quality health care.