83rd Annual Emerson Resort & Spa Woodstock Open

The 83rd Annual Emerson Resort & Spa Woodstock Open tournament takes place on Monday, July 30 at the venerable and tightly-routed Woodstock Golf Club. The night before, the Emerson Resort & Spa will be the site of the first Woodstock Open Champions Dinner. Entrants and their guests are encouraged to sign up for this inaugural champion’s dinner.

Players can register for this year’s Woodstock Open and/or attend the July 29th Champions Dinner at the Emerson Resort & Spa by clicking on https://birdeasepro.com/woodstockgolf. Defending champion and three-time Woodstock Open winner John Stoltz, a teaching professional from West Orange, N.J., is returning and will join many of the area’s top club professionals and amateurs. Last year Stoltz carded a 3-under par 70 before winning on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff en route to securing the winner’s share of $3,000.

About the Woodstock Open
The tournament has a rich history since its inaugural event in 1932 and is believed to be the longest-running tournament in America on one course open to both professionals and amateur golfers. The par-70 course opened in 1929. Legendary Masters champion and Harrison, NY native Gene Sarazen twice played in the Woodstock Open, finishing fourth in 1966 at the age of 64. Another Masters champion, Doug Ford, played in the 1977 Woodstock Open. Joining the Woodstock Open list of distinguished players include legendary PGA Tour player and instructor Bob Toski, 1931 PGA Championship winner and longtime Saratoga Spa Golf Course professional Tom Creavy and 5-time PGA Tour winner Ken Green. Frank Hannigan, who from 1983-1989 was the Executive Director of the United States Golf Association, was an honorary chairman of the Woodstock Open. The tournament once was a 27-hole event until changing to an 18-hole format in 1970. This year, players were challenged on the 5,500-yard Woodstock Golf Club layout that tests players with its well-guarded tree-line fairways and smooth putting surfaces.

Monday, July 30, 2018 (All day)
Woodstock Golf Club
114 Mill Hill Rd
Woodstock
12498
845-679-2914
www.woodstockgolf.com/woodstock-open