Cancer Golf Tournament to Benefit Area Cancer Victims on Saturday
We want to honor the life of John Robertson and a little rainfall isn't going to stop us. The rains came in August and they had to change to change the date and it's back this Saturday (9/29) morning at 9 a.m.
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. I'll tell you more about John in a moment.
When ever I'm asked the hypothetical 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 and we've all had cancer touch our lives in one way or another. This is also the case for John Robertson, he passed away at the age of 45 to this dreaded disease.
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 fourth annual John Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament to remember John and his love for life and to benefit area cancer victims. They've also established a scholarship in honor of John.
Last school year, they gave a $1,000 scholarship from the tournament to a senior student in Montrose and they want to do that again this upcoming school year and more.
John's mom, Trudyann will have her homemade cookies for all the golfers including my personal favorite chocolate chip. She'll also have sugar, molasses, peanut butter, oatmeal and mint choc chip. It's worth the price just for her cookies and you'll have a hard time deciding which one you love the best.
There are basket raffles and a not-so-silent auction hosted by me again this year and all the proceeds will go to the John Roberson Scholarship fund. I'll be playing in it for the fourth 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? It's not really that hard, especially since I have a bad back from carrying the team last year...Okay, anyone that's seen me golf knows that isn't true.
More importantly, it's about enjoying the game of golf while helping out a great cause but most of all as John would say "it's about having a great time in life."
It's this Saturday (9/29) at 9 a.m. and the weather looks perfect with sunshine and the temperatures in the mid-60's. You can still get your team in by calling the Hardwood Hill Golf Course at (607) 467-1031. I hope to see you there.