by Dave Warner
The Tom Carrig Memorial Golf Tournament was held over the weekend at the Little Falls Municipal golf course. The idea was to raise funds to help support the Golf for Life Program, which had been launched this summer.
Blaise Carrig stated, “Any kid in Little Falls ages 6-17 can learn how to golf and play golf for the summer for free.”
He said that his brother Ken and he did the initial funding to get the program launched and that this fundraiser was going to help sustain the project moving forward.
“We also worked out a deal with the course and the Mayor that any kid who took the course will get to come up, get the clubs and play for free,” he said.
Carrig said that they were doing the tournament in honor of his dad, who took up golf late in life. “It was a great joy in his life. He had buddies like Maynard Blask, Evert, and Fran Boyer who are here today to be our first launch like they do at the masters.”
He said that they were really proud to put on the tournament for their dad.
More than 50 golfers participated in the scramble format with on-the-course contests and prizes awarded for the top three teams.
Raffle tickets were also sold to help raise money for the program. “It feels like a sense of community. My brother and I are getting to see old friends that are from out of town who have come in because they heard about the program. They’re golfers and they like what we’re doing for the kids here,” he said.
“I think they’re not just here to golf, but to really support the kid’s program,” Carrig said.