The first annual event will take place August 15 at the Bolton, Mass., club and honors Cornish, who designed more than 200 courses in his 70-year career.
The first Geoffrey Cornish Invitational Golf Tournament will be held August 15 at The Pines Course at The International Golf Club & Resort in Bolton, Mass.
The tournament, which intends to become an annual event, honors the legacy of Cornish, whose 70-year career in the golf business resulted in more than 200 original course designs and another 100-plus renovations. He lived in New England and based his business there for 60 years before passing away on February 10, 2012.
Cornish served as president and Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, co-authored The Architects of Golf, and advocated agronomic advancements as a young soil scientist for Stanley Thompson in 1935.
The event’s charitable beneficiary is the Geoffrey Cornish Scholarship Endowment at the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School of Agriculture. The Geoffrey and Carol Cornish Fund for Enhanced Learning Opportunities allows a turf management student at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture to serve an internship at one of the world’s foremost golf courses.
The cost per golfer will be $200 and includes golf, cart, box lunch and dinner banquet.
Visit http://www.geoffreycornishinvitational.org/ for more information.