Like poker, a game of golf involves intense concentration, the tossing around of clubs, and an inevitable Joker whom no one takes seriously. Expose your game face to a more professional crew with today's Groupon: for $52, you get two Wine Pavilion tickets (a $100 value) and parking (a $5 value) at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic, a PGA Challenge Event, held at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington (a $105 total value). This Groupon is valid for one-day grounds admission on Sunday, June 19; Monday, June 20; or Tuesday, June 21. Check the schedule for daily tee times and tournament timetables.
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic welcomes 20 professional puttmasters from the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour to compete in club-to-ball combat to benefit locally operating nonprofits including Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Rhode Island Family Shelter, and The Autism Project. Co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade will lead the charge toward a $1.5 million purse. The Wine Pavilion grants exclusive access to prime views and fairway festivities in a VIP tent located between the 15th and 16th holes. The tent's ideal vantage point imparts spectators with the sights of scenic Narragansett Bay, as well as panoramic views of the final four holes where fans can ogle swings, slices, and burrowing Carl Spacklers. Those who seek repose from raining golf balls inside the pavilion can also swirl a sample of wines from Robert Mondavi and nibble on hordes of hors d'oeuvres from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.