Mr. Edward “Eddie” Carbone (’88) is Championship Director of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will be held at Salem Country Club on June 29 to July 2, 2017. This event marks the second time that the Peabody course will host this prestigious USGA Championship Proper. It will be a homecoming for Carbone as he was born and raised in the Bay State, played Salem Country Club many times as a youth and was also the longtime Executive Director of the New England PGA (1997 – 2004) before he joined the PGA Tour to manage the Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral (2004 – 2014). A graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Texas at Austin (MBA ’88), Eddie will be joined by his team from Bruno Event Team – an Alabama-based sports marketing and event management company – to manage all aspects of the tournament.
Mr. Peter F. Lynch (’65) is a Ouimet Scholarship Alumnus, long-time Trustee, and legendary Fidelity Investments portfolio manager. Mr. Lynch lost his father when he was very young and he speaks often of how the Ouimet Fund helped him and how important being a young caddie was in his life. Lynch was a caddie at Brae Burn CC and a recipient of the Ouimet Scholarship while attending Boston College, from which he graduated in 1965. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School before embarking on a legendary career at Fidelity Investments, including 13 years as portfolio manager of the Magellan Fund which rose 28-fold per share and became the largest and best-performing mutual fund in the world during his leadership. Also a popular author, Mr. Lynch became a Ouimet Fund Trustee in 1993 and was the principal speaker at the Ouimet Fund’s Annual Banquet in 1995. Through the years, Mr. Lynch has been a major donor to and supporter of the Ouimet Banquet and other Ouimet initiatives. Mr. Lynch was honored as the 2010 Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Distinguished Service Award recipient, and most recently, was the speaker at the 2016 Investing in Lifetimes Reception.
Allen M. Doyle (’71) is considered the finest golfer of the 5,500 Ouimet Scholarship Alums. He worked at Spring Valley CC and graduated from Norwich University. Allen had a fine junior career in Massachusetts, and in 1969 was runner-up in the Massachusetts Amateur championship at Brae Burn. After Norwich he was stationed in Georgia, where he became a premier amateur golfer – winning five Georgia Amateur titles, and twice playing on the Walker Cup Team. Doyle turned pro in 1995 at age 46. He won quickly on the Nationwide Tour, played on the PGA Tour, and went onto a superb Champions Tour career. In 2001, he had a dominating season, winning the Charles Schwab Cup as leading money winner, and donated the entire $1 Million Schwab annuity to charity, including an anchor donation to help establish the Ouimet’s Heritage Award for Inner City Scholars. In all, he won 11 Champions Tour events, and four senior “majors” including back-to-back (2005-06) US Sr. Opens whose trophy is the “Francis Ouimet Cup.” He was at one time ranked among the top ten all-time Sr. Money winners. He has been a tremendous alum in many ways, appearing for six years in a special Ouimet fund raising event, being the “official featured alum in a year-end campaign, and is now one of the Ouimet Centennial Ambassadors.
Ellis Jones (’09) is from Dorchester and was exposed to the game of golf from his grandfather. Throughout high school and college, Ellis worked at William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park. He attended The College of our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, MA. In addition to the Ouimet award, he received the Tiger Woods Foundation award and, through the Ouimet’s arrangement, met and caddied in Mr. Woods’ group in the Deutsche Bank Championship. He now works at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is thankful for the network of people Ouimet provided and still continue to provide him with.