For 50 years professional golfers from all over the world have converged on Bangor Municipal Golf Course to compete in the Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament. In those years, players such as Sean O'Hair, Lanny Wadkins, and Keegan Bradley have competed in the tournament monicored "The Best in New England" by its players. Each year the GBO attracts a higher caliber of players all competing for the $9,000.00 first prize and the right to call themselves a Bangor Open Champion!
Over the last 5 decades the GBO has produced more than great champions. Since its inception in 1967, the GBO has become one of the largest charity golf tournaments in New England. With the help of dozens of area local business sponsors, we are continuing that tradition today!
GBO week is more than just a golf event. The tournament kicks off on wednesday when our sponsors team up with a top professional to compete in our Pro-Am tournament. After the Pro-Am is the exciting Long Drive Competition. This is always a fan favorite. Starting Thursday the tournament field hits the course. Our newest tradition is the Thursday Lobster Bake. With special thanks to Ralph Backman, GBO Tournament players can enjoy a FREE Lobster Dinner after the first tournament round. Whether you are a player, sponsor or golf enthusiast...be sure not to miss this years Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament!
The GBO has raised more than $200,000 for the Maine Special Olympics, the Y.M.C.A., the Greater Bangor Homeless Shelter, the Maine Chapter PGA Scholarship Fund, Penquis Autism Services, and the First Tee of Maine in the past years and hopes to add substantially to that total this year!
Over 150 golfers traveling to the GBO, most of them from out-of-town, are encouraged to patronize food, beverage and travel accommodation of sponsors whose names accompany the application.
This year's tournament will run July 20-22, 2017 with the Pro Am being held on July 19th.
Pro-Am Day features groupings of one Pro and three sponsors competing for valuable prizes. The Pro-Am is a 4 ball tournament.
Special features during the Wednesday, July 19th, Pro-Am Tournament include the always popular Driving Contest, a Closest-To-The-Pin Contest, and a sponsor's luncheon.
Platinum Sponsor - The Platinum Sponsorship is our largest level of support. For your contribution of $2500 or more your will receive 6 Pro-Am slots, your preferred choice of Pro (based on availability), preferred choice of tee times (based on availability), premium logo exposure on our website and on our tournament scoreboard. Your company will also receive a GBO logoed gift for each team member, be eligible for our closest to the pin contests, and receive an invitation to our Pro-Am banquet. Please contact a representative today to become a Platinum Sponsor of the GBO!
Gold Sponsor - as a Gold Sponsor, your contribution of $1,000 entitles you to 3 Pro-Am slots, preferred choice of Pro (based on availability), preferred choice of tee times (based on availability) sponsor board listing, website/ad link, GBO logoed gift for all team participants, individual closest to the pin contest, and receive an invitation to the Pro-Am banquet.
Silver Sponsor - as a Silver Sponsor, your contribution of $300 entitles you to 1 Pro-Am slot, GBO logoed gift, individual closest to the pin contest, and receive an invitation to our Pro-Am banquet.
When you accept the challenge to become a sponsor of the Greater Bangor Open, at whatever level you choose, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are not only contributing to a fine sports event that adds to the positive image of your community, but that you're also giving all year to several of the area's most deserving charities.
Please contact a Board Member as soon as possible to continue your support or to add your company's name to the honor roll of GBO sponsors!
Phone: (207) 941-0232