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Tournament Registration

Please send a check for $90 payable to Pawtucket Country Club to Judi Volpe, Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket,
Rhode Island 02861
The registration fee includes a $25 donation to the John Burke Fund, golf, cart, one ticket to the raffle, entry in the gross and net skins game, food and beverage.
A Ryder Cup format will include a nine hole best of two balls game for two points and a nine hole individual match worth one point for a total of four points for each foursome.
There will be a closest to the pin challenge on each par 3 and longest drive contest on 18.
A raffle with many prizes and a silent auction for select items will be part of the festivities.
All proceeds of the raffle and auction will benefit the Jim Tanner Caddy Scholarship.
Each participant will receive a Caddy Classic hat and bag tag. The field will be limited to 120 contestants.

Bag Tags for Participants


Hats off to Uncle Benny

The hats this year will be green for the “loopers” and white for the “flytraps” and are donated by Uncle Benny.
Thanks to Benny Martin for the generous gift.

Tournament History

A few years ago two friends who had caddied and worked on the greens crew of a local golf club were reminiscing about those bygone days and deeds. After a few chuckles and beers, they decided to revive a caddy tournament previously held 30 or so years earlier.

 You see, the original event had been  played as a memorial for one of the older caddies who, much to their chagrin, they later discovered was still alive and rather annoyed at their presumptuous behavior.

Hence the 30 year hiatus.

Determined to get it right this time, they held the revived event in late November 2007 with but 16 hardy souls. A hat was passed and a small Donation was offered to the Burke Scholarship Fund.

Last summer, the event was reprised with an expanded field and an official name:  The Jim Tanner Caddy Classic. The event honors the very-much-alive legendary caddymaster who has graced the hallowed links of Pawtucket Country Club with his wit and presence for over 50 years. 

This year the tournament will be further expanded and former “loopers” from coast-to-coast have expressed their enthusiastic interest in returning to “The Bucket” to participate and support the endowment of the new James Tanner Burke Fund Scholarship. 

Kevin Fortin

Jim Tanner Caddy Classic set for Monday July 6, 2009 at 9AM shotgun

We expect 120 players traveling from 13 states to play a Ryder Cup format tournament honoring Jim Tanner at Pawtucket Country Club.

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Pawtucket Country Club

The Jim Tanner Caddy Classic will be held at Pawtucket Country Club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Monday, July 6, 2009.

The tournament is a unique and special way to honor Jim Tanner, the long time caddie master at the club. Last year sixty-eight club members and former caddies competed in the tournament, with all proceeds going to the RIGA’s Burke Scholarship program. The event raised $1,300.

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