On Saturday, March 31, 80 golf enthusiasts took part in the first annual John Brewer Memorial Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble to honor John Brewer who passed away in February of this year.
Cedaredge Golf Club golf pro Larry Murphy told those taking part in the tournament that proceeds raised by the event, via donations, will go to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
Trustee Nelson Cederberg was recognized for his part in organizing the event. Murphy told the golfers that he is looking for the four golfers "closest to the pin" to compete to have their names etched on Brewer's favorite putter.
According to Cederberg, Brewer, a World War II veteran, was — at the young age of 92 — the oldest member to play the golf course on a regular basis. Cederberg said some even regarded Brewer as the "father" of the golf course.
Brewer was also active in the community and had been am active member of the Cedaredge Planning and Zoning Commission before stepping down in 2009.
Cederberg said the event raised $740 for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, with more still coming in through donations.
According to Murphy, plans are to hold the tournament each year, on the last Saturday of March.blog comments powered by Disqus