Preparations underway at En-Joie for DICK’s Sporting Items Open 50th anniversary


ENDICOTT (WBNG) – The finishing touches at En-Joie Golf Club are in full swing ahead of the 50th annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

A group of nearly 500 volunteers and staff worked hard to prepare for the tournament and to put the finishing touches to the course.

Event preparation encompasses a wide variety of things, from site maintenance and transport to food concessions.

“It’s the maintenance team that makes sure the course is ready for 81 of the best professionals,” said tournament director John Karedes. “Myself, my staff and the volunteers make sure that everything from transportation for the players to the driving range to food preparation comes together as we prepare for a great week.”

The tournament was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and John Karedes said this was a golf week that Broome County has been looking forward to since 2019.

The annual DSGO tournament runs from Monday June 28th to Sunday July 4th.