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Prov’s Welch to Host Golf Clinic for Wolf School, Brother Before Junior Ryder Cup

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

 

Patrick Welch

Classical High School golf star, Patrick Welch, is the first Rhode Islander ever to qualify for the US Junior Ryder Cup team that will take on the Junior team from Europe starting September 26 in Minnesota. 

On September 20, however, Welch will be at The Wolf School golf outing at Wannamoisett Country Club hosting a one hour golf clinic for students, and hitting tee shots for tournament participants. 

The Welchs and The Wolf School

Patrick’s brother, Jack, is a 5th grader at The Wolf School where he has made “amazing academic and social gains,” said The Wolf School. 

“My brother is my best friend, he's like my hero. I love that kid so much, and I would do anything for him. I would do anything for that school,” Welch said, getting emotional. 

The Wolf School in East Providence works with students who have trouble progressing in traditional classrooms due to complex learning profiles, including sensory, verbal, and social difficulties. 

"The Wolf School has been incredible for Jack, but it has been incredible for our entire family as well,” said Marty Welch, father or Patrick and Jack. 

Patrick leaves for the Junior Ryder Cup two days later.

2016 Junior Ryder Cup 

Taking place at Interlachen Country Club in Minnesota, the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup kicks off with opening ceremonies on September 25, before play begins on September 26. 

“It’s been exciting, every day is one day closer to the Ryder Cup. I have to practice for it, but I know all the players on the team,” said Welch. 

Team USA has won 4 straight Junior Ryder Cups. 

Welch secured his spot on the team after a runner-up finish in the Junior PGA Championship, which was held at Wannamoiset Country Club in early August. 

Patrick Welch and The Game of Golf 

Welch says he picked up the game from his dad “around age 2 or 3.” 

In 2014, he won the inaugural Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club. 

“That was an experience of a lifetime. Just being down there was amazing, winning it was a bonus,” said Welch. 

He also advanced to the round of 64 at the U.S. Junior Amateur, and missed qualifying for the US Amateur by just one shot. 

On Saturday, Patrick will be recognized for his achievements by Classical High School during half time of the school’s football game against Mt. Hope High School. Game time is at 12 p.m. 

Marty Welch adds, “Patrick is all of our heroes, especially Jack” 

 

Related Slideshow: 10 Great Public Courses to Play Golf

Here are ten great courses to play golf. 

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10.

Melody Hill Golf Course 

Melody Hill golf course opened in 1967 and is an 18 hole course that stretches 6,185 yards, adding up to a par 71. 

Melody Hill is located on 55 Melody Hill Lane in Harmony, Rhode Island.

18 holes with a cart will cost you $43 on weekdays  while it will cost you $47 on weekends. 

Photo courtesy of melodyhillcc.com

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9.

Stone-E-Lea Golf Course 

Stone-E-Lea golf club is an 18 hole course that stretches over 6,042 yards adding up to a par 70. Stone-E-Lea opened in 1958. 

Stone-E-Lea is located just over the border on 1411 County St. in Attleboro, Ma. 

During the week, 18 holes with a cart will cost you $37 while on the weekends, 18 holes with a card will cost you $45. 

Photo courtesy of selgc.com

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8.

Chemawa Golf Course

Chemawa is an 18 hole course that opened in 1956 and  stretches to 5,367 yards from the back tees, adding up to a par 68. 

Chemawa Golf Club is located on 350 Cushman Rd, just over the border in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. 

During the week, a round of golf with a cart will cost you $48 while on the weekend a round of golf with a cart will cost you $54. 

Photo courtesy of chemawagolfclub.com

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7.

Midville Country Club 

Midville Country Club is a nine hole course that spreads  over 2,935 yards, adding up to a par 70, for 18 holes (play the nine holes twice from different tees.) 

18 holes with a car at Midville during the week will cost you $59 while walking will cost you #39. . 

On the weekend,  18 holes with a cart will cost you $63, while you can walk for $43. 

Midville Country Club is located on 100 Lombardi Lane in West Warwick, Rhode Island.  

Photo courtesy of midvillegolfclub.com

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6.

Cranston Country Club 

Cranston Country Club opened in 1974 and is an 18 hole course that stretches over 6,636 yards from the back tees, adding up to a par 71. Cranston CC  located on 69 Burlingame Rd in Cranston, Rhode Island. 

18 Holes with a cart will cost you $59 or you can walk for $41 from Monday to Thursday. 

Prices go up slightly on the weekend as 18 holes with a cart will cost you $65 while walking will cost you $47. 

Photo Courtesy of cranstoncc.com

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5.

Crystal Lake 

Crystal Lake is an 18 hole course that stretches over 6,349 yards adding up to a par 71. 

Crystal Lake opened in 2003 and is located on 100 Bronco Highway in Harrisville, Rhode Island.

18 Holes with a cart  will cost you $48 from Monday to Thursday while 18 holes with a cart on the weekends will cost you $62.

Photo courtesy of crystallakegolfclub.com

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4.

Montaup Country Club 

Montaup Country Club is an 18 hold course in Portsmouth, RI that stretches over 6,236 all adding up to a par 71. 

Montaup was rated as the fifth best course you can play in the state by Golfweek magazine in 2014. 

18 Holes with a cart will cost you $67 from the middle of May to the end of October. 

Montaup Country Club is located at 500 Anthony Road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  

Photo courtesy of montaupcc.com

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3.

Triggs Memorial Golf Course

Triggs Memorial Golf Course was designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1932. The course is a par 72 and spreads over 6,522 yards from the back tees. 

Triggs was rated as the second best course you can play in the state by Golfweek Magazine in 2014. Triggs was also ranked as the 14th best course in New England by New England Golf Monthly in 2014. 

At Triggs, you can play 18 holes with a cart for $58 during the week while on the weekends 18 holes with a cart costs $62.   

Photo courtesy of triggs.us

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2.

Meadow Brook Golf Club

Meadow Brook Golf Course is one of the newest and longest public golf courses in Rhode Island, stretching 7400 yards from the back trees, adding up to a par 72. Meadow Brook originally opened in 1929 but since being purchased by the Hendrick Family in 2006, has been completely renovated. 

Meadow brook was voted as the second best course in the state by Golfweek and the fourth best course in New England by New England Golf Monthly. 

Meadow Brook is located on 163 Kingstown Rd in Richmond RI. 

Meadow Broook rates are as follows: 

Weekday (M-F)

 Before 7am : $35/walk  $50/ride 

7am-1pm:  $50/walk  $65/ride

  Senior: $40/walk  $55/ride

1pm-3pm: $40/walk  $55 ride

After 3pm: $30/walk $45/ride

Weekends & Holidays

Before 7am: $45/walk  $60/ride

7am-1pm: $60/walk  $75/ride

 Senior (after 11:30)  $50/walk  $65/ride

1pm-3pm: $40/walk $55/ride

3pm: $30/walk  $45/ride

Tee Times are available for booking seven days in advance. 

Photo courtesy of meadowbrookgolfri.com

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1,

Newport National 

Newport National is an 18-hole course that spreads over 7,244 yards from the back tees adding up to a par 72 that opened in 2002. 

Newport National was named the second best public golf course in New England by New England Golf Monthly in 2014 and was ranked as the best course you can play in Rhode Island by Golfweek Magazine in 2014. 

Newport National is located on 324 Mitchells Ln in Middletown, RI. 

The rates are as follows, all include cart. 

Monday, Tuesday, Sunday After 1 p.m. - $65.00

Wednesday - Thursday - $75.00

Friday, Saturday BEFORE 2PM, Sunday BEFORE 1 p.m. - $95.00

Saturday AFTER 2 p.m. - $65.00

Friday - Sunday AFTER 4 p.m. - $55.00 

 
 

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