For the seventh year in a row, the Christopher C. Hickey Invitational was held at the Country Club of Darien. On September 22nd, a packed field descended on the club for the annual fundraiser in honor of the late Chris Hickey.
Started in 2016 by WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund board member Greg Hickey, the CCH Invitational serves as a very special event paying tribute to his late twin brother Chris.
Despite heavy rain for the second year in a row, all 22 groups still participated in the event.
This year’s event highlighted a few firsts for the CCH Invitational. The winning team featured the first female winner in the tournament’s history. It also featured a participant who stepped off a red eye just moments before the shotgun start.
A putting contest was held on the practice green just next to the 18th hole. The last group of the day holed the only putt, winning the $2,000 cash prize. Sue Windle, who sunk the putt, donated the winnings directly back to the Caddie Scholarship Fund.
The event’s gross proceeds topped $100,000 for yet another year, bringing the seven-year total of the event to $1,000,000 in gross proceeds for the WGACSF.
“This event is always incredibly special, thanks to all of you,” said Greg Hickey addressing the crowd after the event. “What you make possible for all these young scholars is incredible and we’re so lucky to be able to continue to do this every year.”
The CCH Invitational continues to be one of the largest single-day fundraisers for the WGACSF and has now helped award 21 CCH Scholarship recipients.