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Northville’s Tom Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament aims to lure golfers outdoors in February


Are you tired of indoor golf simulators and ​yearning for a real outdoor golf experience? Well, ⁣you’re in luck! This Saturday, an exciting outdoor golf tournament is set to take place.

The third edition of the Tom Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled at the Sport Island Pub in Northville. This tournament is a tribute to Tom Taylor, the ⁣pub’s much-loved chef who tragically passed ⁤away on April 22, 2021, due to Lupus. Taylor was‍ the brain behind this unique tournament, designed to embrace the chilly February​ weather of northern Fulton ⁤County.

The ‌tournament features a ⁣single hole, less than 100 ⁣yards away, located on the frozen part of the property. Each ⁢participant gets seven shots. The hole ⁣is divided into point zones of 1, 3, 5, and 10, with a​ hole-in-one fetching a whopping 50 points. The top three players ⁢with the highest scores will be awarded cash prizes, the amount of which will be determined by the number ​of entries.

The entry fee is set at $25, which includes a buffet. Registration kicks off at 11‌ a.m., followed by the first tee-off​ at noon. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Amsterdam High ​School bowling team, a team that Taylor was a‍ part of and well-known within the bowling community.

“It’s a truly ⁢enjoyable experience,” said Gaetano Lanzi, a proprietor of Sport‍ Island Pub, “and it offers something different from the usual.”

Lanzi mentioned that​ golfers will be hitting off a mat. He also noted that the tournament was previously held at the family’s Lakeside Tavern nearby, but due to ​the lack of snow this ⁢winter, they had to close it as it primarily catered to snowmobile-related business.

“We’re thrilled to host this event and can’t wait for it⁤ to start,” Lanzi added.

Beckett Nielson
Beckett Nielson
Transitioning from a collegiate athlete to a sports journalist, Beckett O’Neal channels his passion for sports into engaging stories. A Boston College graduate, Beckett specializes in local sports coverage, from high school heroes to regional professional teams, providing in-depth analysis and an athlete's insight.
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  1. Good grammar and punctuation, Agree:

    Great initiative! Encouraging golfers to enjoy the outdoors even in February helps promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Kudos to the organizers of the Tom Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament for making it happen.


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