57th Annual Men's Invitational at Hershey Country Club
Hershey Country Club (HCC) was thrilled to welcome September with the best event of the year; The 57th Annual Men’s Invitational!
Last week, the Club hosted its premier event also known as the Men’s Member-Guest Tournament from Thursday to Saturday. This tournament included 77 two-man teams divided into thirteen flights of six. Over three competitive days, each team played five nine-hole matches, one against every team in their flight.
After registering and getting their team photo for the scoreboard, players kicked off the tournament with a 3 p.m. shotgun start and finished their first match with a celebratory Stag Dinner. Members and their guests spent the evening under the lights competing in the first Closest to the Pin Contest of the tournament.
The second day of the Men’s Invitational was spent competing in the next two matches for each flight. Players were treated to lunch next to Hole 7 and Hole 9 on the West Course before finishing their third match of the day at 1:30 p.m. The Club ended another successful day by hosting an informal dinner for the players along with their spouses!
The third and final day of the Men’s Invitational was a bittersweet moment for players and staff! The end of a long competition is also one of the most exciting moments during the tournament. After each flight finished their fifth and sixth matches, all thirteen flight winners competed in a shoot-out to determine the overall team champions. Players placed their bets in the Pony Wagering and followed along in golf carts from round to round as teams were eliminated until there were two teams left.
After six nail-biting rounds, the overall championship title was given to Chris Castro and Bryan Chiavetta from Flight Picard!
HCC wants to thank all staff and players for their exceptional part in making the 57th Annual Men’s Invitational an unforgettable experience. September has even more for Members and staff to look forward to! For upcoming events at HCC please see the Calendar of Events!