In memory of Teddy a beloved brother, uncle, friend, gentlemen, athlete, competitor, and a man who simply lived on his own terms and always had fun while bringing enjoyment to all he touched. The Theme of our organization is threefold: raise money for a charitable cause, have fun at a great golf outing and remember Ted.

Uncle Ted


When Ted passed away in March 2012, a group of friends and family members wanted to do something to keep his memory alive by honoring him with a golf outing. In a very short period of time we organized an outing that ended up with 100 golfers. The outing was a huge success and we were able to donate the proceeds to a local family Ted knew that had fallen on difficult times from a financial and health standpoint. Based on the success of that first outing, we formed a charitable organization (501(c)(3)) in Ted's memory. We have now held seven tremendous golf outings (over 200 players in 2019) and have raised thousands of dollars in the process. With this money we have funded new baseball and softball scoreboards for Park Ridge High School (PRHS), funded scholarships for graduating PRHS seniors and made donations to the NJ Golf Foundation and the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation. Please join us on Monday, October 19th, 2020, for the 9'th annual The Ted and help us make it the best one yet! And in the meantime, please support the Ridgewood Caddy Staff below.

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Ted Gunther started working at The Ridgewood Country Club in 1996. He worked as a caddie and assisted with the outside operation. Ted's passion for golf and his love of the club made him an integral part of the culture. He was a friend, a leader, and a mentor. Ted's passing in March of 2012 led to the creation of The Ted Gunther Memorial Foundation. This 501c3 charitable organization was formed to help caddies through difficult financial and health situations as well as support local student athletes with college scholarships.

Currently, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Ridgewood Country Club has closed for the foreseeable future, leaving the caddies without work. 100% of your donations go to support the caddies of The Ridgewood Country Club during this time of crisis. Thank you for your support!!!

To donate, please click the button below. Thank you for your support and we also look forward to honoring Teddy with you at this year's Memorial Outing on October 19th, 2020.

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Ted Gunther Hall Of Fame Induction Speech


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