Annual Burke Fund Golf Marathon to be Held at Pawtucket
The 9th annual 100-Hole Golf Marathon to benefit the Burke fund will take place on Monday, October 18 at Pawtucket Country Club.
Formally recognized as the John P. Burke Memorial Fund, it provides financial aid to qualified students to assist them in obtaining a college education. More familiar to golfers as the “Burke Fund”, it is one of the oldest golf scholarship programs in the country.
“The golf marathon started in 2013 and we get about 30 people or so that go out and play 100 holes. We have some people that go above and beyond that, it is pretty interesting to see. It is our single biggest fundraiser of the year, it is very meaningful for us,” said Burke Fund President Peter O’Neill in an interview with Joe Calabro.
Last year, the marathon donated a total of $194,000 to the fund.
Clubs participating in the 2021 Marathon include Kirkbrae, Alpine, Pawtucket, Potowomut, Shelter Harbor and Rhode Island Country Club.
How are these guys going to get 100 holes in you ask?
In order to get 100 holes in, each player will have their own cart and will be able to hit multiple balls on Par 3’s and short par 4’s.
Hitting and completing a hole with multiple balls counts as multiple holes played.