The USGFR was organized in February 1990 by Bryce Roper, PDG, 5400. The first USGFR event was held in Portland Maine in 1990 and events have been held annually since. In 2018 the Executive Committee voted to change the organization's name to United States - Canada Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians (USCGFR) to better reflect the the composition of our membership.
The current policy of the USCGFR Board is to rotate the venues among the various geographic regions in the United States and Canada. The golf is organized with at least one practice round and three scoring rounds. We use the Stableford point system for scoring for the various divisions of skill and place maximum value on making new friends playing together as teams and as individuals. The events are focused on fun and fellowship.
2019 USCGFR Champions - Monterey, California
(Due to COVID-19 The USCGFR Championship for 2020 has been postponed until 2021 - see note below)
National Net Champion
Dupont Kirven - Summerfield, North Carolina
Dupont Kirven with Tournament Chair Jim Pescatorre
National Net Champion
Larry Newman of The Villages, Florida
Larry Newman with Tournament Chair Jim Pescatore
Competitors in our 2019 tournament played two beautiful courses on the Monterey Peninsula. Two rounds were played at Old Del Monte Golf Club in Monterey where our host hotel, The Hyatt Regency, was located, and the final round was played at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. Both courses were challenging layouts with beautiful views. While golfers were on the course, non-golfers were treated to a tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium one day and a bus tour of area moving filming locations with lunch at Pebble Beach another day. All Registrants enjoyed an evening on Monterey's Cannery Row with dinner at the Whaling Station Inn. A big thank you to Tournament Chair Jim Pescatore, his wife Rita and the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove for arranging another outstanding event. We sincerely thank them for their efforts!
Please mark your calendars now for our 31st USCGFR Championships in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada set for October 3-6, 2021. For more information on the tournament please click here: