Chef David Burke, Topgolf Holds Morristown Benefit for LPGA Golfer’s Sick Child, Oct. 4th

by | Sep 27, 2021 | LPGA

From 1776 by David Burke:

While there is no set opening date, the newest restaurant on Morristown’s vibrant downtown scene is 1776 by David Burke with Topgolf Swing Suite, will host a special limited-attendance event – a fundraiser for an LPGA family whose lives were recently turned upside down by their young daughter’s sudden illness.

“Saving Grace” moderated from 1776 by David Burke and Golf4Her, will take place on October 4th, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the restaurant.

The exclusive event for a limited 150 ticket holders will help raise funds for the care of Grace, the tour professional’s 10-month-old daughter Jane Park and her husband, LPGA Caddy Peter Godfrey. Godfrey is the caddy for Ariya Jutanu yarnwho will attend the event with other LPGA stars. Tickets are $ 150 and are available online at Facebook / Golf4HerDenville.

In early July 2021, Baby Grace was hospitalized with seizures and brain swelling that caused severe brain damage. Both Park and Godfrey have ceased their LPGA touring activities, and so have friend and LPGA veteran Tiffany Joh opened a GoFundMe account to raise funds to take care of Grace and her family.

Christina L. Thompson, CEO and Founder, a Denville, New Jersey, online women’s golf boutique that Park sponsors, co-directed the event Sue Vorchheimer, Director of sales, marketing and events for 1776.

“It is our way of doing our part to raise funds to help the family adapt to caring for a child with long-term special needs,” said Thompson.

“This unplanned, life-changing event caused Jane and Peter to put their careers on hold to take care of their daughter. We hope to help them with this event by raising funds and showing them we all think of Grace, ”added Thompson.

“My team likes to help wherever we can,” said Chef Burke, a native of New Jersey who was named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New Jersey by Ernst & Young and won the special “Community Impact Award” for his lifelong commitment has made humanitarian efforts.

“Bringing a new restaurant to life is one of the most stressful, busiest, and exciting moments for my team and me, but we couldn’t miss this extraordinary moment with the LPGA tour here in New Jersey to take a minute to help out. We look forward to being part of the fabric of this amazing city. “

1776 by David Burke in Morristown

The LPGA stars are in New Jersey to compete for the Cognizant Founders Cup at Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell October 7-10.

LPGA Tour players who will perform at the ‘Saving Grace’ event are:

  • Ariya Jutanugarn – 13x LPGA Tour winner, including 2 major championships: 2016 Women’s British Open and 2018 US Women’s Open
  • Azahara Muñoz – 6x tour winner, including the Sybase Match Play Championship 2012, represented Team Europe in 4 Solheim Cups
  • Brooke Henderson – 10x Tour winner including the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
  • Emma Tally – Island Resort Champion 2017
  • Marina Alex – Cambia Portland Classic Champion 2018, represented Team USA at the Solheim Cup 2019
  • Mel Reid – 7-time winner including the ShopRite LPGA Classic 2020, represented Team Europe in 4 Solheim Cups, including the Solheim Cup 2021.
  • Mo Martin – 2014 RICHO British Open Champion
  • Moriya Jutanugarn – 2x LPGA Tour winner including the 2021Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational with her sister Ariya Jutanugarn.
  • Karen Stupples – 2x LPGA Tour winner, including 2004 Women’s British Open. Represented Team Europe at the Solheim Cups 2005 and 2011. Currently the on-course reporter and analyst for the Golf Channel
  • Jerry Foltz – Commentator on the Golf Channel

Ticket holders not only get a small foretaste of the most talked-about new restaurant downtown, they also enjoy a step-and-repeat photo opportunity, a meet and greet with the stars of the LPGA tour and TV golf commentators, passed hors d’oeuvres, a special cocktail, wine and beer from 1776.

In addition to the ticket price, there will be other ways to raise money, such as a silent auction – which includes golf experiences with the pros and much more – and an entertaining, interactive “Beat-the-Pro” that follows the pin competition in one of the luxurious golf suites . The winners of the “Beat-the-Pro” will receive a ticket for a unique raffle at the end of the night.

At the time of writing, David Burke is slated to open the Topgolf Swing Suite at Morristown Green in October 2021, 1776, although a firm date has not yet been set.

Around 1776 by David Burke with the Topgolf Swing Suite

The state-of-the-art venue combines the fun and camaraderie of a simulated, state-of-the-art golf and entertainment experience – hosted in luxurious contemporary living room suites – with a world-class dining experience from internationally recognized celebrity chef David Burke.

The interior was designed by the world famous Michael Graves Architectural Design, Princeton. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the 1776 on the Green office building in the popular, walkable, historic downtown area of ​​Morristown.

The project was conceived by founder David Vorcheimer, who was supported by his managing partners of the Green Group Morristown, Chance Healy and George Schneider. All three are local residents, as is the entire investment team. World-renowned celebrity chef David Burke has teamed up with Green Group Morristown to bring its world-class cuisine to 1776.

The TopGolf Swing Suite adjoining the 1776 by David Burke restaurant has six modern living room suites. Each stylishly furnished suite has a sectional sofa and high seating that comfortably seats eight people. The suites can be used for a variety of activities such as simulated golfing, watch parties and business presentations.

The suites can be booked individually or the entire area of ​​the Topgolf Swing Suite can be bought out. Both the restaurant and the Topgolf Swing Suite area have their own food and cocktail menus created by “Top Chef” head chef Burke, who was a finalist in the popular Bravo TVs cooking competition.

The main dining room menu is currently in the final stages of development. Chef Burke does, however, promise some of his famous specialties like the “Clothesline Bacon” appetizer – strips of crispy, maple-glazed bacon hanging on a mini clothesline; its decadent lobster dumplings; and its patented Pink Himalayan Salt-Aged Steaks. There will also be music, either as a DJ or live. Sufficient parking spaces are available with valet parking, two parking garages just a few steps away, parking meters on the street and a nearby free municipal car park.

Chef Burke predicts the 1776’s innovative venue will make it a landmark in Morristown’s bustling dining scene with its accessible, modern, world-class American menu. He said the atmosphere will be upbeat, exciting, full of energy and fun, but also a classic dining experience with craft cocktails and an international wine list with a wide selection, all in a dramatic and beautiful setting. “1776 will be a great place to practice golf shots, hold corporate events, celebrate birthdays, or just relax with friends and family over a great meal,” said Burke.

WHAT: Benefit for LPGA Tour Pro’s Knitting Infant is captured by David Burke with Topgolf Swing Suite around 1776

WHERE: 1776 by David Burke with Topgolf Swing Suite, 67 East Park Place, Morristown, NJ

(On the first floor of the 1776 on the Green office building.)

Telephone 973-829-1776

Email [email protected]

WHEN: October 4, 2021, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets are $ 150.