THE COLOMBO CLASSIC
3 Person Charity Scramble
DATE : Saturday May 6, 2023
START TIME: 11:00 am
LOCATION: Seaforth Golf Course
ENTRY FEE: $360.00 (per team)
FORMAT: 3-Person Teams, Scramble
ADDITIONAL RULES: Minimum combined team handicap of 35+, with a maximum of 1-person per team under a 10 handicap. Teams must use each persons tee-shot 4 times. Event is open to both men & women with varied tee decks based on age/gender.
This year the event will be raising funds to support the Seaforth & Area Food Bank.
Team Entries Include
- 18-holes of golf in the tournament format
- Shared power cart for the 3 team members
- Range Balls & practice facility access the morning of the tournament
- Entry into the Team Skins competition
- One Ticket per person for the Charity Prize Raffle
- Delicious Lunch & Dinner
- Chance to win prizes
To enter a team email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the pro-shop at 519-522-0985. The first 36 paid team entries will be accepted.
History of the Event
The Colombo Classic is the tournament that unofficially kicks off the season at Seaforth Golf Course. Traditionally held on the first Saturday in May annually this event isn’t your traditional charity scramble.
The Colombo Classic originated over three decades ago as our Member/Guest tournament also known as the Spring Scramble. In the early 2000’s the tournament was renamed the Colombo Classic in honour of Gerard Meidinger. Gerard “Colombo” Meidinger was a Member, local business owner and a long time supporter of the event.
Although today the event is open to anyone and is primarily intended to raise funds for the Seaforth & Area Food Bank, a lot of the same people & even teams that participated in the tournament decades ago still tee-it-up today. This continued support from traditional participants means that although a charity event the tournament still maintains its aura of competition with many players wanting to give it their all on the course for both bragging rights and the hopes of adding their names to the Trophy.
Since its inception the Colombo Classic Spring scramble has raised thousands of dollars for various charities including the Seaforth & Are Food Bank, Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation & the Canadian Cancer Society. Over 10,000 dollars was raised in the last 3 seasons alone.
With many people feeling the impact of recent inflation and the economic recession this years event is focusing all of its efforts on the Seaforth & Area Food Bank.