Hosted at Eastmoreland on
Friday August 11th, 2017
Player Registration & Continental Breakfast
Shotgun Start (Scramble)
Silent auction reception
Eastmoreland Public Golf Course began back in 1916, the brainchild of Superintendent of Parks, James O. Conville and T. Morris Dunne of the Multnomah Athletic Club. Both men felt strongly that Portland needed a public golf course.
In an effort to drum up seed money, a committee solicited popular subscriptions ($100 for a life time membership). They quickly raised $3000 and with the tax-free use of 160 acres, granted by the Ladd Estate Company, Eastmoreland Public Golf Course was to become reality.
In 1917 the course was laid out by National Amateur Champion, H. Chandlar Egan. Today, Eastmoreland is ranked by Golf Digest among the top public courses in the country to play. This course is as beautiful as it is difficult, bordered in part by Portland’s Rhododendron Gardens and Crystal Springs Lake. The environment provides a home for thousands of birds including great blue herons, mallards, wood ducks and more. The tree-lined fairways are beautiful year round and the natural hazards such as ravines, streams and lakes require the best from any golfer.
Once each player has had a chance to hit their initial shot, the team members select the best tee shot of the four, and ALL golfers then play their second shot from that location. The team determines the better of the second shot, and then all play their third shots from that spot and so on. Play continues in this manner until the hole is completed. After the hole is completed, the team score is recorded and play continues under the same guidelines until the team has finished all 18 holes of golf.
After the golfers have enjoyed their round, participants and those who have bought tickets for the awards luncheon are invited to participate in the silent Auction. Prior to lunch being served, participants and attendees are invited enjoy a beverage and bid on a wide array of excursions, ticket packages, wines, and special gifts. All proceeds go to the Jim Neill Memorial Golf Tournament’s current benefitting charity. A very special lot item in the auction is, “The Jim Basket”. This package includes some things Jim loved most, like Oregon State University Tickets, the makings for the perfect Manhattan, movie tickets, theatre tickets, golf items and gift cards to favorite restaurant spots!! Who will be the winning bidder it this year??
If you are a vendor who would like to donate an item to the auction, contact Erin Liddell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!