Golf Course Dedication Ceremony Honors Ed Griggs

All the carts are loaded and ready to go at the start of the tournament. At the go signal everyone goes dashing off to their assigned tee – the official start is called a “shotgun” start, which is now a horn blast. The Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Classic held at the Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday honors noted golfer Ed Griggs who passed away last year. He played his final round of golf in the Strong Kids Classic tournament last year. It is the second major fundraiser of the year for the Los Alamos Family YMCA. There were 28 foursome teams entered in the best ball scramble tournament. The money raised goes to support the Strong Kids programs at the Y. Photo by TK Thompson/ 

This bronze plaque was dedicated at the Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday in honor of Ed Griggs for his contributions to Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson/

Dedication remarks were made by the organizers of the event from left, YMCA Event Chairman Mark Schmidt, Golf Professional Donnie Torres, Ed and Ev Griggs’ daughter Tracy Crechanowicz, Ev Griggs and Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly. Ev expressed her appreciation to the Los Alamos golfing community for honoring her late husband. Photo by TK Thompson/

Ed Grigg’s widow Ev Grigg, right, with friends on the practice green before the start of the best ball event. Photo by TK Thompson/

Ev Griggs poses beside the memorial plaque on the 3rd tee. Ed also was responsible for a lot of the beautiful landscaping on the course like the 3rd tee-box in the background. The 3rd tee is closest to the practice green and clubhouse at the course. Photo by TK Thompson/

And they’re off! Carts loaded with golfers head down the cart paths to their starting tee assignments. Photo by TK Thompson/
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