HOPE Golf Classic

Mission

HOPE WW MA is committed to helping children who are less fortunate in the Boston area. 

We have chosen to help children in the Massachusetts Foster Care System and from Boston Inner City Schools to be our beneficiaries, as well as HOPE worldwide. Our goal is to give them a brighter future by providing them with the tools and support to help them have a better chance for success.

Location

Wedgewood Pines Country Club was established in 1998 by Phil and Joe Pittorino. As a father and son team, together, they first envisioned, then built the spectacular 18 hole golf course using their own manpower and sheer determination.

Recently named one of Massachusetts' six toughest golf courses, our dedicated agronomy team works tirelessly to ensure the best playing conditions possible. Walk on tee times, unlimited golf, cart or walking options, driving range, generous friends & family policies, leagues and an extensive tournament calendar allow our golfers to enjoy Wedgewood Pines to the fullest. On staff PGA professionals offering lessons and clinics, a fully stocked Pro Shop, practice greens and driving ranges complete our golf portfolio.

At the heart of our property stands the Clubhouse. At 20,000 square feet, our member level features detailed, wood grained locker rooms with steam and sauna, The 19th hole; a relaxed lounge offering appetizers, salads, sandwiches and burgers for lunch and dinner and The Harvard Room with fire-side dining or al fresco seating offering our members and their guests wonderful dining experiences year round. On the main floor beyond our foyer, a grand ballroom, covered terrace and full bar provide opportunities for larger celebrations along with corporate rooms for dining or team building. 

Learn about Wedgewood Pines Country Club.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
11:00 am
Registration Opens
  • Registration includes a Gift Bag: Golf Shirt, Gift Bag Leather & Canvas Sunday Golf Bag, Puma Hat, Bluetooth Earbuds, Sunglass Leather Strap, Bridgestone Golf Ball.
  • Mulligans & Raffle Tickets are available for purchase…So bring your money! :)
  • Box Lunch Upon Arrival
11:00 am
Golf Range Opens
Free Range Balls
12:00 pm
Shotgun Start
4:30 pm
Awards Dinner
  • As players complete their round
  • Includes: Steak Tips, Ribs, Chicken, Sides & Complimentary Beverages
Prizes
  • On All 18 Holes, Raffle Prizes (Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids, Set of Irons, Wedges, Golf Bags)
  • Low Score 1st - 7th Place Prizes
  • Low Score Team: Invited To Play At Invitational Championship
  • 72-hole Invitational National Finals March 30 – April 3, 2022, at Streamsong Resort, Florida

Beneficiaries

This year's Hope Golf Classic is supporting the following programs

Mass Department of Children and Families (DCF)

HOPE WW MA works side by side with the Mass Department of Children and Families (DCF) each year. 

We host a party for over 150 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 from the cities of Lowell, Haverhill, and Lawrence, MA. We chose this age group because they are most often overlooked and forgotten. "This older age group of children is most often overlooked and forgotten in the state's foster care system and are made to feel unwanted in comparison with the younger children" HOPE worldwide provides a celebration during the holidays with scholarships, laptops and other gifts.
Learn about DCF

Saturday Academy

In the fall of 2010, HOPE WW MA designed the Saturday Academy which began operation at the Mather School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. 

After much thought and reflection, HOPE WW MA believed that a child-centric program, with character development as its goal, would be an effective way to provide encouragement to those enrolled.
Learn about the Saturday Academy Program

Committee

Jimmy Rogers – Director, HOPE worldwide Golf Classic

Jimmy served as the original director of the HOPE worldwide Golf Classic for 6 years when it began in 1996 until moving to South Carolina in 2002. Jimmy brings a love for the game and a passion to help those in need. Jimmy returned to the Boston area in 2009 and was asked to once again be the volunteer director of the HOPE worldwide Golf classic.
John Martin – Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects

John is one the tournaments biggest supporters and has been an integral part of helping to build the HOPE worldwide Golf Classic as a volunteer. John coordinates many of the sponsor’s participation which has helped to make the tournament a great success. Elkus Manfredi Architects has sponsored the HOPE worldwide golf tournament since its inception in 1996.
Charlie Stolper – Partner, Nassau Capital

Charlie Stolper was a co-founder of the HOPE worldwide golf tournament in New England. For several years, he served as Chairman of the Tournament Committee. He is currently a member of the Board of HOPE worldwide and is Chairman of its Finance Committee. As a professional, he is an investor and advisor to entrepreneurs as a partner in Pivotal Strategies LLC. Charlie is an avid golfer and enthusiast. He is a member of Wedgewood Pines Country Club and Winged Foot Golf Club.
Bruce Wells – President, DMB Construction, Inc.

Bruce has not only been a volunteer of the HOPE worldwide Golf Classic for the past 16 years, but has been one of the tournaments Hole Sponsors as well. Bruce and his company have been very generous which has enabled many foster children to be recipients of our fundraising effort.
Jon Williams – Fedex Regional Sales

Jon is one of the original HOPE worldwide Golf Classic committee members and has supported charity programs all over New England. Jon has used his gifts as a former Penn State and New England Patriot running back to serve those in need throughout New England. Jon brings a spirit of fun, generosity and desire to help others.