In its 33rd year, the time-honored Gould-Chomeau Tournament at Peninsula is embarking on two significant changes. First, they are now allowing golfers age 40 and older to compete, where as before the minimum age was 50. Secondly, the tournament committee has decided to give the funds from the tournament to a scholarship fund for Gibraltar High School.
“The tournament has always been self-sustaining,” explained Betty Chomeau, one of the tournament directors who has helped run the event for the past 20 years. “We just thought it would be a good idea to give back.” Specifics about the scholarship fund are yet to be determined.
The Gould-Chomeau will take place Sunday, August 1, the day before the Resorters’ Match Play Tournament (August 2 through 5). “There are a lot of people that are up here that play in the Resorters’ and have wanted to play in the Gould-Chomeau,” commented Chomeau. She is hoping that opening the field to a lower age group will allow more golfers to participate and will also allow people to acquire the much desired tee times prior to the Resorters’.
The Gould-Chomeau is an 18-hole medal play tournament in which low gross and net scores are awarded by age group. The cost of $75 per golfer ($40 for PGA seasonal members) includes green fees, lunch, prizes and $15 to the scholarship fund. Players may either create their own foursome or sign up individually. For further details, contact head professional, Jason Daubner at the Clubhouse at 920.854.5791.