4th Annual

Melrose Veteran Open

September 23, 2017




Event Information


The 4th Annual Melrose Veteran Open pairs veterans and their supporters for a day of outreach and fun at Mount Hood Golf Course. This year, Melrose Veteran Services is partnering with the Melrose Veterans Memory Project to raise money for veteran research and city memorial restoration.

The main target for raised funds is the continued Knoll Restoration Project. Upgrades will include long-term sustainability improvements including irrigation and lighting. The goal of the project is to return the Knoll to its original intention - honoring Melrose veterans and their extraordinary military service.

The Tournament Features:

  • Team Scramble Format with prize for 1st and 2nd place team finishes
  • Long Drive Competition (Male, Female and Senior)
  • Putting Competition
  • 50/50 Closest to the Pin (can't give it back!)
  • Event 50/50 Raffle (can't give it back!)

Your Entry Gets You:

  • Donations may be eligible for a tax deduction through the Melrose Veterans Memory Project (a registered 501c3)
  • Entry into door prize raffles (free golf, gift certificates and more)
  • Mixed-buffet grill and award presentation
  • 18 Holes of Golf plus cart
  • Thank you package




Mount Hood Memorial Park & Golf Course

100 Slayton Road

Melrose, MA 02176



11:30 AM Registration

12:00 PM Shotgun Start

5:00 PM Award Dinner


Contact Us

P: 781-979-4186

E: areddin@cityofmelrose.org

About The Charity


The Melrose Veterans Memory Project is a nonprofit, community-based organization in Melrose, Massachusetts; we are dedicated to raising awareness about the role of Melrose residents in history, especially in the military. We aim to accomplish this goal by documenting and preserving historical artifacts; increasing community involvement in the recording and preserving of local history; organizing outreach events to bring local students and veterans together; and supporting local veterans organizations in their efforts to honor those who served.

Our organization has a strong relationship with the Melrose Public Schools, and has a student-focused "branch" that operates out of Melrose High School.  The student group has elected officers, and is actively involved in planning and carrying out activities within the community. Examples of our activities include the annual Veterans in the Classroom event; extensive photo collections of veteran-related events, monuments, etc. (these can be found on our full Web site and Facebook page); and archiving veteran history in print, audio, and video formats.

The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and is registered as a charitable nonprofit with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. We are in the process of applying for federal 501(c)3 status and aim to complete that process by the summer of 2015.

Funds generated from the 2015 Melrose Veteran Open will go towards the continued efforts and expansion of the Melrose Veterans Memory Project mission and towards the general restoration of Melrose veteran memorial's and monuments.

Learn more about the MVMP @ http://www.melrose-veterans-memory-project.org

Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Your can contact Melrose Veteran Services at 781-979-4186 or email areddin@cityofmelrose.org


How do I qualify for the Veteran Rate?

If you meet the Massachusetts Definition of a Veteran as shown here, you qualify for the veteran rate. All veterans must bring a copy of their DD214 prior to the event in order to confirm the discounted rate


How do the mulligans work?

Each player has the ability to buy up to two mulligans. During the scramble format, that player may use a mulligan at any point for their individual respective shot.


What is the 10' Putting String? 

Each team has the option to buy one 10 foot piece of string. Any time during the tournament the team may use the string to move the ball without incurring a stroke. Each time the string is used however you must subtract the distance used from the string (cut it off) and future use can only use the remaining string until it is completely gone/used.

For example, a team lands a ball on the green and is 12 feet away from the hole; the team could use the string between the ball and the hole and "sink" the shot without incurring another stroke. The team would then have to cut off the length of the string used and would only have the remaining 8 feet left to use. Similarly if the ball landed in a sand trap on a future hole and the team wanted to move the ball 8 feet in one direction to avoid the hazard, the string could be used to achieve this as well, but would then leave the team with no remaining string. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you must register before the event begins at Mount Hood and confirm payment


Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. The Melrose Veterans Memory Project is a registered 501c3 charity


Can I volunteer to help?

Yes. We need help on the day of the event!

Sponsorship Opportunities


What does a hole sponsorship entail?

For your donation of $100, your organization or company receives recognition on one of the competition holes and viewership as a veteran-friendly group for all the players. Additionally, your organization will be recognized during the awards ceremony.


What does a VIP hole sponsorship entail?

For your donation of $250, your organization or company receives recognition on one of the featured holes and recognition on any and all awards associated with that contest. Examples include the long-drive competition and the putting competition. Additionally, your organization will be recognized during the awards ceremony and will receive one free entry into the tournament.


Platinum/Headline Sponsorships are available. Contact us for more information.


A Big Thank You To Our Current Sponsors:

  • many more to come!