Ticonderoga Golf Country Club is swinging into recovery mode after a kitchen fire that destroyed its clubhouse.
George Mackey, the PGA pro at Ticonderoga, said demolition of the building should be done by the end of the week, and construction of a new clubhouse could be finished by the end of the year. Until then, the course is open for business.
On Sunday, club and community members raised more than $40,000 at Ticonderoga’s annual ‘For Us By Us’ golf tournament.
“It was really just amazing. People’s support, donations and what they bid on, auction items and stuff to help us raise a really good amount of money,” said Mackey.
The club, which was founded in 1925, has also received support from golfers around the world.
“Japan, Canada, Europe,” Mackey said. “Right after it happened I had texts from all over the country. Just the outpouring has been tremendous.”Morhouse says the
Thomas Morhouse has been a member of the club since 1958. He says the Ticonderoga community is unlike any other.
“This is just proof of the pudding. That people will support and when there is a tragedy they rally, and that community is Ticonderoga.”
The board at Ticonderoga Country Club is still working with insurance companies to finalize their