Following an incredible inaugural tournament, celebs from the entertainment, music, and sports worlds will once again hit the links in Falmouth, Maine, this June.

After two successful years of hosting the PGA Korn Ferry Tour, Shamrock Sports & Entertainment seamlessly shifted to a celebrity golf tournament last year. The event was once again hosted by the Falmouth Country Club, just a short drive from Portland.

The celebrity field that played in the inaugural tournament was highly impressive. Patrick Dempsey, Roger Clemens, Tuukka Rask, Mike Vrabel, Mike Eruzione, and Marshall Faulk were just some of the big names that teed off for golf supremacy and to benefit the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

It would be PBA pro bowler Ronnie Russell who took home the honor of winning the tournament. The six-time PBA winner can now claim a golf championship as well.

But we all know what the tournament was truly about, and that's giving back. Kudos to all the players, sponsors, and folks behind the scenes for putting together such a beautiful event for the Barabra Bush Children's Hospital. The tournament ended up raising a total of $110,000. That is a stunning number that everyone should be extremely proud of.

It was an epic first year for everyone involved in Drive FORE Kids. Over 11,000 fans were in attendance over the weekend. And remember, this is just the start.

Are You Ready for Round 2?

Well, Shamrock and plenty of celebrities are, because the dates have officially been announced for this year's tournament.

The 2nd Annual Drive Fore Kids is scheduled for June 20-23, 2024. It will be back at Falmouth Country Club, and many celebrities have already announced they plan to return.

New Faces in This Year's Tournament

The returning stars will be joined by many newcomers, including a "bus" that just announced his commitment.

Jerome Bettis is the latest to join the star-studded field. The former running back joins 34 others who have already committed to playing. Here is a look at the rest of the field.

Wells Adams - TV & Podcast Host
Robbie Amell - TV & Film Actor
Rhonde Barber - NFL Hall-of-Famer
Clay Buchholz - Former Red Sox Star
Roger Clemens - 7-time CY Young Winner
Vinny Del Negro - Former NBA Player & Coach
Patrick Dempsey - Actor, Race Car Driver, Mainer
Marshall Faulk - NFL Hall-of-Famer
Mardy Fish - Former Tennis Champ & Incredible Golfer
Doug Flutie - Former BC, NFL & CFL Star
Dwight Freeney - NFL Hall-of-Famer
Michael Goulian - Professional Airplane Racer
Matt Hamilton - US Gold Medal Winning Curler
Ben Higgins - The Bachelor Season 20 & Entrepeneur
Brock Holt - Former Red Sox Player, World Series Winner
Noelle Lambert - US Paralympian 
Derek Lowe - Former Red Sox Great
Kevin Millar - Former Sea Dog and Red Sox Great
Alexandra O'Laughlin - Golf Channel Correspondent
Blair O'Neal - Golf Channel Presenter & Former Pro
TJ Oshie - NHL Star
Chad Pfiefer - Veteran & Amputee Golf Champion
Tuukka Rask - Former Bruin Great
Jeremy Roenick - NHL Hall-of-Famer
Ronnie Russell - Pro Bowler & Defending Tournament Champ
Sterling Sharpe - Former NFL Great
Harrison Smith - NFL Pro Bowl Safety
Jeremy Swayman - Current Bruins Goalie
Kathryn Tappen - NBC Sports Presenter
Taylor Twellman - Former Pro Soccer Star & Current Analyst
Brian Urlacher - Former All-Pro NFL Linebacker
Mike Vrabel - Patriot Hall-of-Famer
Jack Wagner - Actor & Champion Celebrity Golf
David Wells - Former MLB All-Star

Expect to see a few more names added before the tournament kicks off.

Sadly, one player from last year's event will not be a part of 2024. Red Sox legend Tim Wakefield tragically passed away earlier this year due to complications from cancer. Tim's legacy went well beyond the baseball diamond, especially when it came to charity. He was universally loved and will be greatly missed.

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Tickets for next year's event are on sale. Not a bad way to start your 2024 than with a few tickets to this incredible upcoming event.

Miss you, Wake

Complete List of Celebrities That Played in The 2023 Maine "Drive Fore Kids" Golf Tournament

Here is a closer look at the celebrities who will be teeing it up at Falmouth Country Club June 21-24 for the "Drive Fore Kids" Charitable Tournament.

Gallery Credit: Chris Sedenka

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