On Monday, June 11, we’re teeing off to support vulnerable children. Join us, and enjoy a day on the links at one of the nation’s most coveted golf courses while we raise money to fund high-impact programs around the world that are giving at-risk children the chance to live a life filled with love, hope and happiness.
Last year, 120 golfers joined us for the Summer Golf Classic. Together, we enjoyed a gorgeous summer day on one of the country’s most coveted golf courses and raised more than $265,000 to fund our Honorees’ high-impact programs for children.
To all who joined us, thank you for being a hero for children!
In 1924, William K. Vanderbilt II, one of Long Island’s most avid sportsmen, decided to convert some of the rolling acreage on his Deepdale summer estate at Lake Success into a private golf course. Vanderbilt engaged Charles Blair Macdonald, architect of The National Golf Links of America and his proteges Seth Raynor and Charles Bank, to help design and create a premiere golf course. Vanderbilt’s friends soon approached him with the idea of organizing a golf club with a small, select membership; a place for weekday play where there was no time for the train ride out to Southampton and The National. On June 28, 1924, Deepdale Golf club was incorporated.
In 1954, the Long Island Expressway was routed through the northern part of the course. Dick Wilson was hired to reengineer a new course on the old site, but when this didn’t prove feasible, the club purchased the W. R. Grace estate, located just a short distance from the original Deepdale and had Wilson design a new course with numerous doglegs, tight fairways, subtle greens and sculptured bunkering. Deepdale Golf Club’s relocated course with the stunning Grace mansion serving as the clubhouse was officially opened in 1955.