Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The annual charity golf tournament will be held for the 15th consecutive year at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington on June 24-25.
Some of the golf greats who will play in this June’s CVS Caremark Charity Classic in Barrington were revealed Monday at a press conference in Providence. Professional golfers Brad Faxon of Barrington and Billy Andrade of Bristol, founders and co-hosts of the tournament, did the unveiling for the 15th annual event. It runs June 24-25 at the Rhode Island Country Club with the Pepsi Pro-Am set for the Sunday (June 23) before the start. Headlining the event are PGA TOUR stars Bubba Watson, a Masters winner; Rickie Fowler, and Steve Stricker. Watson, who won the event with partner Camilo Villegas in 2008, returns for his third tournament appearance. Known for his long drives, he has earned four PGA TOUR victories, including the 2012 Masters…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The golf tournament held each summer in Barrington distributed $1.2 million in funds to 77 organizations across southern New England this year.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Seventy-seven area nonprofit organizations -- including seven Barrington organizations -- got a welcome holiday boost last week as they received funds generated from the CVS Caremark Charity Classic in Barrington. The tournament, Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event, raised $1.2 million this year for charities across Southern New England, bringing the total funds raised since its inception to more than $16 million. The Barrington organizations receiving funds: Present to award the funds raised by this year’s tournament – which draws some of the world’s best PGA and LPGA golfers to Barrington each summer – were CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry Merlo and PGA tour professionals/CVS Caremark Charity Classic co-hosts Billy …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic ended its three-day run at Rhode Island Country Club yesterday.
The 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic ended its annual three-day run at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington Tuesday afternoon. Here are some scenes and shots you missed if you didn't spend at least some time at the tournament, which has been raising more than a million dollars a year for charities throughout Rhode Island and southern New England. The tournament is expected to return to Rhode Island Country Club next year even as the contract with CVS Caremark expires this year and even as attendance has been dwindling. CVS CEO Larry Merlo indicated in his remarks as the closing ceremony Tuesday that the corporation will continue its support of the tournament. See the video and photo gallery above.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Morgan Pressel and Jay Haas broke a three-way tie for first at Rhode Island Country Club to win the 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic Tuesday afternoon.
The “scramble” format – players play the best ball -- suits Morgan Pressel and Jay Haas just fine. The team shot a 59 over the final 18 holes of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic on Tuesday to take the 14th title of the tournament held each year at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. They were presented with a glass trophy on the 18th green by co-hosts Brad Faxon of Barrington and Billy Andrade of Bristol. CVS CEO Larry Merlo thanked everyone for coming and invited everyone back to RICC next year for the 15th CVS classic. Pressel and Haas broke a three-way tie after round one with Faxon and Andrade and Julie Inkster and Dana Quigley when play ended Monday afternoon. They beat out by two shots the duos of Alexis Thompson and Corey …
Monday, June 18, 2012
After the first round of play Monday at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, three team are tied for the lead at the 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic.
There is a three-way tie for the lead after the first round of the 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic on Monday, June 18, at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. One other two-player team is 1 shot back. Four other teams are 2 shots back. The first-round results set up what could be a historic second round of play and scoring as the teams play a “scramble” format Tuesday with the best ball being played. Co-hosts and teammates Brad Faxon of Barrington and Billy Andrade of Bristol are tied for the top spot along with Juli Inkster and Dana Quigley and Morgan Pressel and Jay Haas. One shot behind the leaders are Alexis Thompson and Corey Pavin. Here are the results tallied by the CVS media partner, WRPI Channel 12: Tee times are 9 to 9:40 …
The annual 'players clinic' on the opening day of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic gets the two-day tourney off to a laughter-filled start.
The 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic got off to a laughter-filled start Monday morning, June 18. At the Rhode Island Country Club, the annual “players clinic” provided plenty of fun and trick-shot making. It set the stage under blue skies and in 70-degree temperatures for the 10:30 am start to the tourney. Brad Faxon of Barrington and Billy Andrade of Bristol, the two-day tournament’s founders and co-hosts, introduced the 18 professional golfers and 8 amateurs who joined them on the course on day one. Faxon and Andrade also played masters-of-ceremony for a few of the pros who entertained the hundreds of fans surrounding the 18th green with their shot-making ability and comedy sketches. See the video above for a 3-minute taste of the …
First round of the 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic begins at 10:30 am at Rhode Island Country Club on Nayatt Road after a players' clinic at 9:30 am at the 18th green.
It's tee time! The first round of the 14th CVS Caremark Charity Classic tees off today at 10:30 am at Rhode Island Country Club. It follows a players' clinic at 9:30 am at the 18th green off of Nayatt Road overlooking Narragansett Bay. More than 800 volunteers will work the tournament. Pairings for the first round: 10:30 a.m. Cristie Kerr – John Cook Suzann Pettersen – Fred Funk 10:40 a.m. Pepsi MAX Shootout Team #1 10:50 a.m. Lexi Thompson – Corey Pavin Morgan Pressel – Jay Haas 11:00 a.m. Pepsi MAX Shootout Team #2 11:10 a.m. Brittany Lincicome – Brett Quigley Juli Inkster – Dana Quigley 11:20 a.m. Annika Sorenstam – Peter Jacobsen…
Round one of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic opens today after an early-morning players clinic; take T'ai Chi at Haines Park.
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic at Rhode Island Country Club continues with the always popular clinic at the 18th green at 9:15 am. Tee times today at 10:30 am. The Barrington Community School offers an 8-week outdoor T'ai Chi class at Haines Memorial State Park, led by Bob McManus, at 8:45 am. Classes will meet at St. John's Episcopal Church when it rains. The Recreation Department offers an open gym every Monday at 7:30 pm for basketball players 16 and over, men and women, in the Barrington Middle School. Play bridge at the Barrington Senior Center at 6:45 pm. Arts Alive! instructional classes in acting, singing and dance meet at 4:30 pm at Chiselin fitness, 20 Bosworth St.
Eight amateurs qualifed Sunday in Pepsi Pro-Am to play with main field professionals on Monday in CVS Caremark Charity Classic.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Eight amateur golfers from the CVS Caremark Charity Classic’s Sunday Pepsi Pro-Am qualified Sunday to move on to the second annual Pepsi MAX Amateur Shootout, and will tee it up on Monday among the tournament’s main field professional teams. Both winning pro-am teams featured one of the LPGA pros playing in the main field. Helena Foulkes (Providence), Executive Vice President and Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer for CVS Caremark, and her teammates Colin Armstrong (Sydney, Australia), Kevin Tassinari (Andover, Mass.) and Rick Hayward (Hampden, Maine) finished at the top of the pack in the morning shotgun at 19-under-par 52. Their pro Brittany Lincicome was one of 12 main field players who also participated in this year’s …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Winners of the two Pro-Am rounds today will join the CVS Caremark Charity Classic field on Monday and Tuesday at Rhode Island Country Club.
The Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington becomes a stop again on the professional golf tour starting today, June 17. The CVS Caremark Charity Classic returns to the Nayatt Road country club for the 14th consecutive year. It runs through Tuesday, June 19. Founders and co-hosts Brad Faxon of Barrington and Billy Andrade of Bristol will be joined by 18 other pro golfers for two rounds of golf and the Sunday Pipsi Pro-Am that sets the stage for classic play on Monday and Tuesday. The 20 players are coming from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours. They make up 10 teams of two players each. Joining the charity class field for the first time is the LPGA’s #1 ranked player, Yani Tseng. Joining Tseng from the LPGA are Lexi Thompson -- ranked 24th …