The Seacoast Security Golf Classic will tee it up for a sixth straight year, announced tournament director Bob Carter.

The 36-hole amateur stroke-play event again will be played over two days on two courses, this summer on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23.

The first 18 holes will be at the Goose River Golf Club in Rockport and final 18 holes at the Rockland Golf Club. A post-tourney banquet will be at Rockland.

Carter said he tried to add a third 18-hole round and day to the event at the Samoset Resort Golf Club or Megunticook Golf Club in Rockport, but those efforts did not work out.

"I appreciated all the help that folks put into trying to get the third day, but we will proceed and have a great event," Carter said.

The tournament is open to golfers from any club and area.

Carter said flights will be determined by entries, but he expects to have, at least, men's A, B and C flights. He said a youth flight and/or wpmen's flight would be determined based on entries.

The entry fee will be $70 for two days of golf and the banquet. As in the past, cart fees will be the golfer's responsibility and pins, sweeps and other extra items will be managed at each club.

For more information or to register, call Carter at 648-4111 or email

The tourney will continue to support PAWS and Knox County Humane Society with a donation from the proceeds, he said.

The tournament's main sponsor is Seacoast Security and media sponsor Courier Publications/VillageSoup.

Last year, James Anderson outlasted Chip Allen, the defending champion, by one stroke — 148-149 — for the overall title. Ricky Jones won in 2014 and 2016, Allen in 2017 and Anderson also in 2015.

In the A Flight, Anderson finished first overall; Allen, second gross; Peter Lynch, first net; and Adam Wilcox, second net.

In B Flight, Greg Jones finished first gross; Mark Manzi, second gross; Sandy Ellsworth third gross; Roger Wickenden, first net; Jon Wickenden, second net; and Paul Quijano, third net.

For seniors, in the A Flight, Charles "Chum" Berry finished first gross; Charlie LeRoyer, second gross; Shane Grindle, first net; and Dean Sasek, second net.

For seniors, in B Flight, Tom Rowe finished first gross; Peter Smith, second gross; Dan Benson, first net; and Henry Garretson, second net.

Seniors hit from the forward tees and were not eligible for the overall championship.

The field included 44 participants, of which a bundle were senior golfers. In fact, half the event's participants were ages 62 and older.

There were no women in last year's field.

The course terrains are much different, which means participants need to adjust their games from one day to the next.

Goose River is especially hilly, which often results in uneven stances, and mostly elevated greens. Rockland, on the other hand, is more open with relatively flat greens. Both courses have smaller greens. Goose River is a nine-hole layout with different tees from one side to the other, while Rockland has 18 different holes.

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