THE KINGSBURY OPEN
September 3, 2020
The mission of the Kingsbury Open is to pay tribute to those we have lost to Pancreatic Cancer, and to give hope to individuals and families that are battling this horrific disease. Celebrating the game we love, The Kingsbury Open is about making memories and birdies golfing with our friends, colleagues and loved ones.
The Kingsbury Open is a partner with Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research in the effort to find more effective treatments and improve outcomes. We think there is no better way to raise money than by spending the afternoon with friends at a beautiful Colorado Golf Course.
The event is founded and dedicated in loving memory to my dad Thomas P. Kingsbury who was a scratch golfer and someone who found serious joy in playing with found balls. Tom believed a golfer was not defined by his or her equipment or the course he or she played, but by their passion for the game and a desire to continue to improve. A real stickler for the rules, he was a purist. Tom had a natural swing, never tried too hard, but still hit the ball a mile. He was a genuine teacher of the game and I learned every bit of my game from him. Tom was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in February of 2007. Throughout treatment he stayed on the course. As fatigue set in, he surrendered to riding in a cart when he would normally walk. In August of 2007, my dad played his last round of golf, it was only 9 holes. He passed away two weeks later.
Every time we golf we think about Tom and know he is with us; from tee to green. We hope you will join us to honor his memory and to lend a hand to this important cause.