Annual Bob Cup golf tourney set for July 27

Golf aficionados and supporters of local athletes have a chance to pair their passions once again at the ninth-annual Bob Cup tournament later this month.

This year’s event is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Road. An auction is set for 2:30 p.m.

Player check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Registration is $120 per player. The fee includes greens fee, cart, raffle ticket and a barbecue; or $20 for a barbecue-only ticket.

The auction once again includes round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines, a Seahawks game ball and Seahawks tickets, among other items.

In 2023, event organizers shifted funds raised at the tournament to benefit Special Olympics athlete son the Olympic Peninsula.

The tourney and its new beneficiary hold a special place for Mary Jane Duncan, who created the tournament in memory of her late husband, longtime Sequim resident Bob Duncan.

The 2022 tourney was held in honor of Duncan’s brother David Dow, who passed away on Oct. 5, 2021, from complications of Down syndrome.

“My brother was very big into Special Olympics,” Duncan said.

Wendy Bonham, the area director for Special Olympics, said in 2023 that about 80 individuals take part in the local Special Olympics teams, the Clallam County Orcas.

Funds raised from this year’s Bob Cup go to various expenses, from uniforms and equipment to transportation. There are also venue practice fees, though Bonham noted most places on the Olympic Peninsula allow the Orcas to hone their skills for free.

For more information, call Duncan at 360-775-1197.

Bob Cup Golf Tournament

What: Fundraiser for Special Olympics (Clallam County)

When: Saturday, July 27

Where: The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Road

Cost: $120 per player

More info: 360-775-1197