Blue-collar Golf | Inquirer and Mirror

(July 1, 2021) They come from the crafts of the island. Builders, plumbers and electricians flock to the Sconset golf course every Thursday to compete in the men’s competition. There are real estate agents, landscapers, bartenders, Boys & Girls Club employees. It is an important cross-section of the island’s local workforce.

“I think every plumber, electrician, HVAC and contractor is here,” said Jamie Foster, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club and a founding member of the competition.

“The only time I see my plumber is here,” joked Billy Bartleman, another founding member.

Towards the end of the evening, a throng of players is already getting ready at the green on the ninth hole. It’s not your typical golf gallery. It’s more of a college football crowd, cheering, honking and yelling at their fellow men’s league members who are still on the court. They are vocal after a good shot, and even more vocal after a bad shot.

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