Just Announced: Mayor Marty Walsh to Attend mass Amateur Awards Ceremony on Friday

for immediate release: july 10, 2018

HYDE PARK, Massachusetts – In celebration of the 110th Massachusetts Amateur Championship being hosted for the first time in history at George Wright Golf Course and William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park, Mass Golf and the City of Boston today announced that Mayor Marty Walsh will be on hand at George Wright Golf Course to help crown the 2018 champion.

The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 3:30 p.m. at George Wright Golf Course following the conclusion of the 36-hole final match. Mayor Walsh will be joined by the two finalists as well as representatives from Mass Golf and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

“We could not be more excited to have the Mayor of Boston with us when we crown the 110th winner of our Massachusetts Amateur Championship on Friday,” said Jesse Menachem, Mass Golf’s executive director/CEO. “It will be a fitting way to end a historic week of golf at these two City of Boston golf courses.”

To Menachem’s point, this year marks the first time in Bay State golf history that a both the amateur and women’s amateur championships have been held in the same year at fully public/municipal golf courses.

In a display for the support of the Championship and the two City of Boston courses which have undergone nearly a decade of renovations, Mayor Walsh was featured in the summer issue of MassGolfer magazine which was released just prior to the start of the Championship Proper.

CLICK HERE to view that issue which is available online.

The awards presentation will include remarks by Mayor Marty Walsh and the official presentation of The Massachusetts Cup to the winner, who will be crowned following two rounds of stroke play and five matches over a span of five days.

The 2018 Match Play bracket – which will be made up of the top 32 competitors following 36 holes of stroke play – will be released on Tuesday evening following the conclusion of Round 2 at George Wright Golf Course.

The celebration will continue after the awards ceremony with a free live acoustic music performance at George Wright Golf Course featuring Sam Robbins (@samrobbinsmusic) and Jos Vincent (@josvincentmusic) as part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series at George Wright Golf Course.

Here are the event details:

WHAT

Massachusetts Amateur Championship Awards Ceremony

WHEN

Friday, July 13th at 3:30 p.m.
** Time is approximate based on when the final 36-hole match concludes.

WHO

2018 Champion & Runner Up; Mayor Marty Walsh; Representatives from Mass Golf and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

WHERE

George Wright Golf Course
420 West Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136

** The ceremony will be held on the back patio overlooking the 1st tee and 18th green.

MORE INFORMATION

Media and the general public are encouraged to come attend the awards ceremony as well as the final match which will begin at 8:00 a.m. There is no admission fee and spectators are welcome to enjoy an inside-the-ropes experience while watching some of the best amateur golfers compete for the top amateur prize in Massachusetts.