With the blessing and continued involvement of its founders, David Whelchel and Dr. Michael Hurdzan, the Keepers of the Green Charity Golf Outing is set to return with new leadership in 2022.
Keepers of the Green began in 2000 as a way for Whelchel and Hurdzan to raise money for various charities of importance to the pair. For more than 20 years, the event has drawn support from individuals and companies from the golf course community, including builders, architects, superintendents, and more.
Whelchel and Hurdzan leave big shoes to fill and it’s going to take a new team of four individuals to meet the expectations set over the last 21 years. Fortunately, the individuals taking over the reins understand the legacy that’s been created. The new group consists of Joe Enciso, Doug Zak, Jason Bucci and Brian Laurent. Each of these individuals has a long history with the Keepers of the Green scramble and within the golf community.
Future Keepers of the Green events will closely resemble those from previous years. Charity will be at the center of each event with a continued focus on supporting multiple causes including military charities. Additionally, the group intends to continue to operate the event in Central Ohio during the beginning of June.
The team has created a new website to keep participants, sponsors, and friends of the Keepers of the Green informed. Keepersofthegreen.com will be the home for updates regarding the event.Enciso, Zak, Bucci, and Laurent have begun planning for 2022 and are excited about the opportunity to continue the traditions of the Keepers of the Green Charity Golf Outing and look forward to introducing a few more.