The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund presented its inaugural Ouimet Golf Professional of the Year award to long-time Tedesco Country Club professional Bob Green at a Ouimet outing at Wellesley CC on October 2.
The award will annually recognize a New England PGA Professional for not only their efforts and achievements in guiding the young men and women who work for them to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship, but also their ongoing mentoring through college and beyond. The recipient will be someone who works closely with The Fund and plays an important role in promoting both the scholarship to kids, their parents and also the various Ouimet programs to the club membership.
Mr. Green, who has been head professional at Tedesco for 39 years, is one of the strongest promoters of the scholarship. Over the years, Bob has been serving as the Head Golf Professional, Tedesco has had 140 Ouimet Scholars including all four of his children who worked as caddies or in the pro shop. Each fall, Bob organizes a meeting with all potential scholarship recipients and their parents to explain the benefits of being a Ouimet Scholar and offers them help on how to navigate the application process. Bob works tirelessly with Tedesco’s Ouimet Chairperson, Michael Zmetrovich, to ensure that all club caddies and golf employees take advantage of this scholarship opportunity. They also work together to keep the rest of the Tedesco Membership involved in the mentoring process as well as the support of The Fund’s critical fundraising programs, including the Bag Tag and Golf Marathon. Bob Green demonstrates how integral a role the golf professional plays in the Ouimet programs and the future of those young Ouimet Scholars.
“Frankly, I am literally speechless receiving this award. The Ouimet Scholarship has been such an asset for the young men and women who have worked at our club over the years. They are such outstanding kids and being able to help them every year was an honor itself,” said Mr. Green.