The countdown to 50 has officially begun. Please save the date for the 49th annual Joe Kirkwood Memorial Tournament to be held June 23-26, 2016.
Joe Kirkwood was a world-renowned golfer who is credited for “doing more to popularize the game of golf around the world than anyone in his generation.”
The Kirkwood is held each June at the Stowe Country Club. It is one of the finest amateur four-ball, match-play competitions in New England. The tournament field will be limited to a maximum 80 teams allowing a substantial number of participants while maintaining the quality and integrity of the event.
Shotgun Starts for Thursday’s Qualifying Round
Please see the Schedule of Events for changes for this year. We are going to two shotgun starts on Thursday for qualifying, The tournament recognized increasing demands for midday tee times and wants to encourage socializing throughout the weekend, especially during Thursday night’s Cocktail Party and Calcutta.
Your entry fee includes:
- Carts are included in your registration.
- Five Rounds of Golf (Wednesday’s optional practice round, Thursday’s Qualifier, Flighted Play on Friday & Saturday, plus Sunday’s Consolation/Championship Matches)
- Cocktail Party on Thursday night
- Reception on Friday Night
- Lunch provided Thursday, Friday and Saturday
- Bag storage, greens fees, and range balls.
For the last 9 years of his life he was the Head Professional of the Stowe Country Club. His legend, character and spirit still inhabit Stowe Country Club; this is never more apparent thanduring the 4 days in the early summer when friends from across the country, as well as around the world, come together to celebrate his life the way he would have wanted . . . by playing a little golf. Fittingly, the Joe Kirkwood Tournament benefits Stowe Junior Golf. Stories still survive of Joe playing 4 holes with one club against the junior golfers, the winner getting a shiny new golf ball for their efforts. Our Junior program provides over 100 kids between the ages of 7 and 14 the opportunity to learn the game through an 5-week instructional program. For the past 4 years, the Kirkwood has sponsored 12 older juniors with full memberships to the Stowe Country Club.
All flights will tee off for their final matches on Sunday morning in an 8:30 shotgun start. For the integrity of the event and in respect of your competitors we ask that you make every effort to remain for the Awards’ Ceremony. Awards will not be given out prior to the ceremony.