Howard H. Belkin Memorial Golf Tournament

In 15 years, the Howard H. Belkin Memorial Golf Tournament has raised approximately $565,000 for breast cancer education and research in Connecticut.

Every year, the CT Breast Health Initiative remembers its founding chairman Howard H. Belkin for his spirit and unwavering desire to find a cure for breast cancer. Howard was a local attorney, State of CT Worker’s Compensation Commissioner, political activist, husband, father, grandfather, joke teller extraordinaire and avid golfer. It was his dream to use his love of golf to raise monies for the statewide work of the CT Breast Health Initiative, Inc. by creating an annual tournament at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club, on his favorite golf course.

This year a grant has been named in Howard’s name.  The new 2019 $50,000 Howard H, Belkin Memorial Grant has been given to Ravi Jain, M.D., Ph.D. at Middlesex Health for a study on Patient-centered Diagnosis fo Breast Cancer:  Can Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies?  This golf tournament is a fundraiser for this grant.

The Shuttle Meadow Golf Course, designed by renowned architect and twice British Open Champion, Willie Park Jr., was recognized by Golfweek Magazine as one of America’s 2019 top 200 best classic courses. Achieving national recognition among America’s elite golf courses is a tribute to the unique qualities of this historic course.

We appreciate all who participate and use their love of golf to raise monies for the statewide work of the CT Breast Health Initiative.

The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative has one goal. One desire. To help find a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.

Connecticut is ranked 2nd in the nation in breast cancer incidence rate and 11th in mortality. For a small state, that is a huge challenge.

That is why we have focused all of our considerable energy and resources on education and research... funding forward-thinking programs that have yet to qualify for federal grants.

And we are doing it where it matters most... right here at home.

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The Tournament Schedule

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2019

WHERE: Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington, CT

TIME: 10:30 am Registration, Silent Auction, Raffle

11:00 am Barbecue Lunch

12:00 pm Shotgun

5:00 pm Cocktail Reception and a Dinner where you will experience gastronomical specialties by Chef Melissa

FORMAT: Team prizes and Legend prizes awarded

CHANCES TO WIN: • Win a Cadillac with a hole in one on the 9th Green

Closest to the Pin on Hole 13

Longest Drive-Men and Women on Hole 3

Pink Boat (Chipping Contest) 5th Hole at the Pond

Hot Ball Contest, 1 for $20, 2 for $30

50/50 on the 11th Hole

More surprises in store


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