Ray Bourque, one of the all time Boston Bruins greats, has been named honorary chairman of the 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship.
“Being named honorary chairman of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open is a thrill for me,” said Bourque. “I’ve been playing golf most of my life and have been a member at Salem Country Club for 25 years. Every round there is special. I love the game and its traditions and I’m looking forward to helping with the championship and being associated with the very best senior players in the world.being associated with the very best senior players in the world.
“One of the great benefits of this event is kids 17 years old and under get in free with a ticketed adult. That’s an opportunity for a lot of young people to see some of the top golfers in the history of the game on one of the best Donald Ross courses up close and in person.”
Bourque was the longest-serving captain of the Bruins, a 12-year span. His jersey number, 77, was retired by the Bruins.
“In addition to being a hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Bourque is a valued member of Salem Country Club and is extraordinarily generous with his time and talents, which he shares with numerous North Shore charities,” said William H. Sheehan III, general chairman of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open. “Ray will be active in the lead-up to the Senior Open, which includes hosting a junior clinic during championship week. We look forward to working closely with Ray as the club prepares to welcome the golf world to Salem Country Club in just a few short months.”