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Cancer Golf Tournament to Benefit Area Cancer Victims

Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

I don’t know if you know this but I was named after both of my grandfathers. My grandfather Glenn died from a heart attack before I was born. I’ve been told by those that knew my grandfather that I’m a lot like him.

When ever I’m asked the hypotechitcal question “If you could sit down for dinner or lunch with anyone you wanted, who would it be?” My answer is my grandpa Glenn.

My middle name is Emerson after my grandpa Emerson Kipp. To this day when I write my name, I write it “Glenn E Pitcher.” When I’m asked why I always put the E on it? I tell them I am taking a moment every time to honor and remember him.

My grandfather Emerson died from cancer. We’ve all had cancer touch our lives in one way or another. This is also the case for John Robertson. He passed away three years ago to that dreaded disease at the age of 45.

I didn’t have the chance to get to know John before his passing but I know his parents and his Uncle John Vitale. I’ve been told that he was a wonderful guy and he loved the game of golf. In fact, he was the superintendent/golf pro at the Hardwood Hill Golf Course in Masonville.

This year is the third annual John Robertson Memorial Tatas and Tushies Cancer Golf Tournament to remember John and his love for life and to benefit area cancer victims.

It’s on Sunday (8/13) beginning at 9am. It’s only 50 dollars a person and that includes a meal after the tournament. There are basket raffles and a not-so-silent auction hosted by me.

I’ll be playing in it for the third year and would love to have you join me and my family. Do you think you have what it takes to out golf me and my team?

More importantly, it’s about enjoying the game of golf while helping out a great cause that effects us in one way or another but most of all as John would say “having a great time in life.”

To find out more and to get your team in, call the Hardwood Hill Golf Course at (607) 467-1031. I hope to see you there on Sunday morning.

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