2014 CWC Pro-Am Set For June 23

CHAUTAUQUA – The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will hold its 2014 Pro-Am Annual Golf Tournament at the Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road, Chautauqua, on Monday, June 23, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

The tournament welcomes both male and female amateur golfers. Ladies will play the Hill Course, and gentlemen will play the Lake Course. Each foursome will include a visiting PGA professional from the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania areas.

Lunch will be served on the course, and the event will conclude with an awards dinner at the Chautauqua Golf Club. Clubs, businesses and families are encouraged to sponsor this event and play in the tournament.

Player slots are filling quickly.

The sponsorship deadline is Monday.

A major fundraising event for the conservancy, proceeds go toward conservancy’s watershed pollution prevention, stream and lakeshore restoration and watershed conservation programs to help arrest soil erosion and nutrient pollution, both of which are root causes of lake sedimentation and excessive algae and aquatic plant growth.

Proceeds from the 2014 tournament will be used toward conserving lakeshore wetlands at Whitney Bay and Whitney Point; working with watershed owners of Chautauqua Lake, Cassadaga Creek and Chautauqua Creek to conserve tributary stream corridors, wetlands and forests; providing technical assistance to landowners on streamside or lakeshore erosion control and vegetative buffers to provide habitat and intercept pollutants; providing youth and adult watershed education programs, including the Chautauqua Lake Curriculum program in area schools; and publishing The ‘Shed Sheet newsletter.

For more information on playing in or sponsoring the Pro-Am Tournament, call Linda Barber, event co-chair, at 789-9292, the Chautauqua Golf Club at 357-6211 or the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy office at 664-2166. Event registration and sponsorship forms are available at the conservancy offices, the Chautauqua Golf Club or online at www.chautauquawatershed.org.