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The Ouimet Fund Remembers Bill Paxton

It is with deep sadness that we remember the late Bill Paxton. The very popular actor served as the director of the 2005 Disney movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played. He was also one of the special guests/speakers at The Fund’s 2013 Centennial Banquet. Ouimet Fund Executive Director Bob Donovan reflected on Mr. Paxton’s passing: More >


Ouimet Remembers Friends Who Passed in 2016

  Sadly, The Fund lost some close friends and supporters in 2016.  Four who were particularly close to The Fund in different ways were Peter Dalton, Arnold Palmer, Bob Reardon and Frederick Thorne. Ouimet Alumnus Peter Dalton ‘69 had been the Ouimet Chair at Tedesco Country Club and supported The Fund in many ways including More >


Peter S. Lynch Scholarship to Fund Inner-City Ouimet Awards

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has announced that the Lynch Foundation has approved a Ouimet request for a $200,000 grant to create the Peter S. Lynch Scholarship, which will be used to fund endowed scholarships for inner-city Ouimet Scholars, primarily from Boston. Mr. Lynch is a Ouimet Scholarship Alumnus (Boston College ’65) and Trustee who More >


The Ouimet Fund Remembers Bob Reardon

Robert P. (Bob), long-time Executive Director of the New England Senior Golfers Association (NESGA), died on November 1, 2016.  Mr. Reardon was a retired attorney and a member of Woodland Golf Club. “Bob Reardon was a great friend to the Ouimet Fund.  He was always very helpful in our arrangements with the Jack Casey New More >


Nick Price to be Honored at Ouimet Banquet

Nick Price, winner of three major championships, twice leading money winner, three-time Captain of the Presidents Cup International team and a Golf Hall of Fame member will be the guest speaker and honored with the 20th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 66th Annual Banquet. The Banquet, More >


The Ouimet Fund Remembers Arnold Palmer

‘The Ouimet Fund owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Arnold Palmer. From being with us at our first big Banquet in 1997 through our Centennial Gala in 2013, he helped us grow in many ways. We, and our Scholars, were proud to have called him a friend.’


Ouimet to Transfer Management of the Ouimet Memorial Tournament to MGA

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has announced that it will transfer management of the Ouimet Memorial Tournament to the Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA). “This has been a difficult, but the correct decision for the Ouimet Fund.  We have had 49 wonderful years with the Ouimet Memorial Tournament, but the expectations and needs of tournament management More >


The Ouimet Fund Remembers Frederick Thorne

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Frederick (Fred) G.P. Thorne, Ouimet Fund President 1971-1972 and a Trustee, died on August 13. He was a long-time resident of Manchester, MA. Mr. Thorne was a member and President of the Essex County Club as well as a former member of the MGA Executive Committee More >


Ouimet to Award Record $1.8 Million in 2016 – 2017 Scholarships

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has announced that it will be increasing its annual scholarship awards by $100,000 in 2016 – 2017 to $1.8 Million. It will be the second straight year The Fund has increased awards by $100,000. “We are delighted to make this announcement and very proud to be able to give more More >


The Ouimet Fund Remembers Peter Dalton

The Ouimet Fund is saddened this week with the passing on June 22 of Alumnus Peter Dalton ’69. Peter had been the Ouimet Chair at Tedesco Country Club and supported The Fund in many ways including supplying much of the ProQuip clothing and merchandise used during the Ouimet Centennial. He was a great advocate of More >


Peter Lynch Charms Ouimet Investing in Lifetimes Reception

Ouimet Alum, Trustee and Fidelity legend Peter Lynch ’65 shared numerous stories of his days as a Brae Burn caddie to a most appreciative and large group of Ouimet Scholars and supporters on Wednesday, June 22. The setting was the Fund’s 14th annual Endowed Scholarship “Investing in Lifetimes” Reception at Wellesley Country Club. Approximately 175 More >


49th Ouimet Tournament at Hyannisport, Oyster Harbors and Woodland

Norton, MA – The forty-ninth Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament will visit two new and classic venues for 2016. It opens at the Hyannisport Club on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, continues at Oyster Harbors Club on Thursday, July 28, and concludes at Woodland Golf Club on Friday, July 29. “We are thrilled to announce that we’ll More >


Tom Lehman Honored at 2016 Ouimet Banquet

Minnesota native Tom Lehman was the guest speaker and honored with the 19th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 66th Annual Banquet. The Banquet, which has become the largest annual golf dinner in the U.S., was held Monday, April 11 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The Connolly More >


Tom Lehman to be Honored at Ouimet Banquet

Official Media Release NORTON, MA —- Tom Lehman, a former leading money winner on both the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, British Open champion and member of the victorious 1999 Ryder Cup side at The Country Club, will be the guest speaker and honored with the 19th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf More >


Dick Connolly Receives MGA Sellman Award

On January 7, 2016, Ouimet Alumnus and Trustee, Richard “Dick” F. Connolly, Jr. ’61 was honored by the Massachusetts Golf Association with the Frank H. Sellman Distinguished Service Award at Wellesley Country Club.  The Sellman Award recognizes Exemplary Service to the Game of Golf and has only been presented 14 times since its inception in More >


Jordan Bequest is Ouimet’s Largest Gift

The Ouimet Fund recently received a bequest from the estate of the late Bob Jordan which is the largest single gift in The Fund’s history. The bequest will complete the funding of an endowed scholarship in the names of Mr. Jordan (left) and his late partner, Bob Mix (right). “This is a special moment for More >


Ouimet Sets Record with 14 New Endowed Scholarships

The Ouimet Fund is wrapping up its best year ever in 2015, as 14 new endowed scholarships were created by individuals and families who wished to honor a deep commitment and connection to young people, education, the game of golf and Francis Ouimet. The endowed scholarships have become a great cornerstone for growth as since More >


Ouimet Remembers Friends Who Passed in 2015

The Ouimet Fund is blessed to have great friends and supporters. Sadly, many of them passed away in 2015. Ten who were particularly close to The Fund in different ways were Larry Brezner, Harold Casson, Theodore Danforth, Harry Dee, Gert Foley, Joe Gordon, Carolyn Lynch, Louie Newell, Gerry Ridge and Stan Thirsk. Larry Brezner was More >


Ellsworth Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant to Fund

To help reestablish a summer caddie program at the Green Hill Municipal Golf Club in Worcester, MA, the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund was awarded a two-year grant totaling $20,000 from the Ruth H. & Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation. This grant, along with gifts received from the Bruyette Family and Stoddard Foundations, will help to reestablish More >


IRA Charitable Rollover Extended

Great News for Charitable Donors!  Give yourself a tax break thanks to the IRA Charitable Rollover. Congress has extended the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2015 and beyond!  This extension allows individuals 70 ½ or older to donate up to $100,000 tax-free from their IRA to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund. This unique opportunity will provide More >


Meet Our 2016 Boston Marathon Team!

The Ouimet Fund is proud to partner with the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program for the third consecutive for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016!  Please consider making a gift to Team Ouimet – their 26.2 mile runs will raise over $40,000 for need-based Ouimet Scholarships! Meet the Francis More >


Fund Celebrates with Annual Meeting

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund recapped a year of growth at its Annual Meeting & Golf Outing on Monday, October 19 at Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead.  Many enjoyed a nice round of fall golf early in the day, followed by a cocktail reception and Annual Meeting/dinner. The Fund honored and thanked eight retiring Directors More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Greatest Game Producer Larry Brezner

The Ouimet Fund is remembering Larry Brezner who died October 5 in Duarte, California.  Mr. Brezner was 73 years old and a very prominent talent agent and Hollywood producer whose movie credits include producing The Greatest Game Ever Played in addition to Good Morning Vietnam and other popular films.  He also “discovered” and managed outstanding More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Carolyn Lynch

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Carolyn Lynch, who along with her husband, Peter, was a frequent donor and sponsor of the Ouimet Banquet and other events. Mrs. Lynch died of leukemia on October 1. She was a great supporter of numerous philanthropic endeavors, and was deeply committed More >


Ouimet Awarding Record $1.7 Million in Scholarships with Big Increase in Overall and Inner-City Awards

First semester scholarship checks and announcements were mailed during the second week in September to a record number of Ouimet Scholars. The Fund increased its total awards by $100,000 this year and also saw significant increases in overall scholarship recipients, inner-city, minority and female Scholars, as well as clubs and colleges represented. “We are thrilled More >


Scholar Gives Back Through Glow-In-The-Dark Tournament

This summer, dozens of Scholars participated in various Ouimet programs and events: participating in the Dale Carnegie course, scorekeeping in the NFL Alumni Classic, playing in the Golf Marathon and caddying in the Deutsche Bank Championship Pro-Am. Scholar Richard Citrano (Bentley University ’18) was unable to get involved in these programs as he was working More >


Ouimet Scholars Caddie at DBC Pro-Am for 13th Year

Just as it has since the event’s inception 13 years ago, The Fund collaborated with the Deutsche Bank Championship to provide caddies for the Thursday Pro-Am. This year, some 30 Ouimet Scholars and over 100 caddies representing a number of supporting clubs, took their spot under the straps to take part in the event. Ouimet More >


Oyster Harbors Club Again Leads Ouimet Marathon

Official 2015 Golf Marathon Page >> Support a Team >> STOW, MA—Nick Wiseman, an assistant pro at Oyster Harbors Club, played 204 holes to bring his club again to the top fundraising position in the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 23rd Golf Marathon in mid-August. The event raised a total of $282,000. The 2015 Ouimet Marathon, More >


TCC Caddie – Member Tournament

In early August, caddies and members of The Country Club joined forces for a fantastic day of golf, food, stories and plenty of laughs. The member caddie relationship was important to Mr. Ouimet and remains a priority for the Ouimet Fund. It’s clearly a major piece of the club culture at the historic club on More >


Onstott Family Recognized for 30 Years of Tournament & Charitable Support

The Onstott family was recognized at the 30th Annual Onstott Invitational at Brae Burn CC recently. The event has benefitted several charities over the years, including funding the Ouimet Fund’s David Page, John Watt and Kevin Onstott Scholarships. Joe Onstott is a Ouimet Director and he and his wife Pat Campbell are long-time Ouimet Society More >


Scholars Serve As Scorekeepers at NFL Alumni Outing

In early August, over 20 Ouimet Scholars served as scorekeepers at the annual New England Chapter NFL Alumni outing held at Indian Ridge. This marked the 17th year the Scholars have taken part in the event featuring stalwarts from past Boston and New England Patriot squads. Following golf, a dinner was held with Danny Mills, More >


Dick Connolly To Be Presented MGA Sellman Award

Richard F. “Dick” Connolly, Jr. has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Frank Sellman Award by the Massachusetts Golf Association. The award will be presented at the MGA’s Champions Dinner in January. The Sellman Award recognizes Exemplary Service to the Game of Golf and has only been presented 14 times since its inception More >


FRENCH FINISHES STRONG TO CAPTURE 2015 OUIMET MEMORIAL

AUBURNDALE, Mass. –Maplegate’s Peter French fired a final-round 66 to come from five behind and claim the title at the 48th Annual Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament. He finished three clear of GreatHorse’s Matt Naumec and Billy Walthouse, a Ouimet Scholar, from Longmeadow. The final round of the 54-hole event was contested at the only venue More >


NAUMEC HOLDS ONE-SHOT LEAD OVER STAR STUDDED LEADERBOARD HEADING INTO OUIMET FINAL ROUND

HAMILTON, Mass. – GreatHorse’s Matt Naumec fired a second-round 69 to stand at two-under par to hold a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the 48th Annual Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament. An incoming freshman at Boston College, Naumec is one clear of rising Boston College senior Atkinson (N.H.)’s Nick Pandelena who stands at More >


COLLEGE TEAMMATES PACE OMT

MANCHESTER, Mass. — Maplegate’s Peter French and Bretwood (N.H.)’s Damon Salo lead the way after 18 holes of the 48th edition of the Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament, both firing 2-under 68’s at Essex County Club’s par-70, 6,511-yard layout. The pair compete collegiately at Johnson & Wales (Miami) and were part of the 2015 Sun Conference More >


Fund Hosts First Ouimet Society Outing of 2015 at Walpole CC

Nearly 60 men and women took to the lush fairways of Southeastern Massachusetts’ hidden gem, Walpole Country Club for the first of two Ouimet Society outings on the heels of the Independence Day holiday. On the line were the Scheft and Ellison trophies as the day featured a mixed husband/wife competition as well as a More >


Junior Players Punch Tickets to Ouimet Memorial

Stow Acres CC was the scene for the Francis Ouimet Junior Qualifier on June 29-30. At stake were spots to the Ouimet Memorial, to be held July 29-31 at Essex County Club, Myopia Hunt Club and Francis’ home track, Woodland Golf Club. Over 100 young men and women ranging in ages from 11-22 took to More >


NESGA, Cape Cod Open and McDonough Events benefit Ouimet Endowed Awards

June has been a busy month will several events benefitting Ouimet Endowed Awards. It started on June 1 when the New England Senior Golfers Association held their annual Jarboe Tournament Dinner at Brae Burn Country Club. A special highlight of the evening was the presentation of a plaque to Scholar Teddy Griffin of Woodland Golf More >


Biggest Group Ever at Ouimet Endowed Reception

A group of 140 Ouimet Endowed Scholarship Sponsors and Scholarship recipients were on hand at Wellesley CC on June 16 for The Fund’s Annual “Investing in Lifetimes” Reception.  It is the highlight event of a program that now has 122 endowed scholarships and provides 30% of the funding of the total Ouimet Scholarships. Ouimet Alum More >


2015 Jerry Daly Father & Son Invitational Results

On Sunday, June 14, golfers participated in the 2015 Jerry Daly Father and Son Invitational. It was a great day for golf at The Kittansett Club, and the golf course did not surrender many low scores. In the overall division, there was a sudden-death playoff to determine the 2015 Champion. The father-son teams of Duncan More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Harold Casson

The Ouimet Fund is remembering Harold Casson, who died on June 11. Mr. Casson was a long-time member of Oakley Country Club who, along with his wife Mary Lou, endowed the Ouimet’s Casson Family Scholarship in 2006. Mr. Casson also interviewed Ouimet Scholarship candidates and helped in many other ways. Donations in Mr. Casson’s memory More >


Ouimet Manages Caddies for Champions Tour Major

On Wednesday, June 10, The Fund saw the fruits of its two-month recruitment project come to labor as 192 caddies took their place under the straps during the Accenture Pro-Am as part of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. One of five majors on the Champions Tour, the Championship saw many legends of the game tee More >


Ouimet Mourns Passing of Stan Thirsk

The Ouimet Fund is remembering Stan Thirsk, a legendary Kansas City golf professional and lifelong pro and mentor to Tom Watson.  Mr. Watson asked that a Ouimet endowed scholarship be named after Thirsk when Watson was honored with the Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf in 2009. Stan Thirsk was head professional at More >


48th Ouimet Tournament at Essex, Myopia and Woodland

The forty-eighth Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament will visit two new and classic venues for 2015.  It opens at Essex County Club on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, continues at Myopia Hunt Club on Thursday, July 30, and concludes at Woodland Golf Club on Friday, July 31. “We are thrilled to announce that we’ll visit Essex and More >


Worcester CC’s Richard Asirifi Serves as 2015 Student Speaker

Richard Asirifi of Worcester Country Club and the University of Massachusetts Lowell served as the “Student Speaker” for the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 65th Annual Banquet on April 13, 2015 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. He shared the podium with native New Englander Brad Faxon who received the Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to More >


Faxon Honored at 2015 Ouimet Banquet

Rhode Island native Brad Faxon, winner of eight PGA TOUR events and considered one of the most charitable players in golf, was the guest speaker and honored with the 18th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 65th Annual Banquet. The Banquet, which has become the largest annual More >


Ouimet Fund Selects Richard Asirifi as 2015 Banquet Student Speaker

NORTON, MA – Richard Asirifi of Worcester Country Club and the University of Massachusetts Lowell has been selected as the “Student Speaker” for the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 65th Annual Banquet on April 13, 2015. He will share the podium with native New Englander Brad Faxon who will be receiving the Francis Ouimet Award for More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns J. Louis Newell, Jr.

The Ouimet Fund is remembering J. Louis Newell who passed away on March 2. Mr. Newell had been a lifelong member of The Country Club and the club’s official historian for many years. He served on the committees of numerous major championships that had been played at TCC. He had also been a key liaison More >


Sean McDonough to serve as MC at Ouimet Banquet

Sean McDonough, a Boston native who is one of the top sportscasters in the country, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the 64th Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Annual Banquet on April 13. Rhode Island native Brad Faxon, winner of 8 PGA Tour events and considered one of the most charitable players in golf, More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Joe Gordon

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund joins the rest of the New England golf community in mourning the passing of long-time Boston Herald Golf Editor Joe Gordon. Prior to joining the Herald, he served at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy.  He totaled 40 years in covering baseball, hockey and golf and was a board member of More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Gerald Ridge

The Ouimet Fund is saddened to note the passing of Gerald Ridge, Sr., of Duxbury, on January 31, 2015. Mr. Ridge was a highly successful businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He had been an interviewer for Ouimet Scholarship applicants and, in 2006, created the Ouimet Fund’s Boston Police Athletic League (BPAL) Scholarship for inner-city Ouimet Scholars More >


Meet Our 2015 Boston Marathon Team!

The Ouimet Fund is proud to partner with the John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program for the third consecutive for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015!  Please consider making a gift to Team Ouimet – their 26.2 mile runs will raise over $40,000 for need-based Ouimet Scholarships! Meet the Francis More >


Ouimet Remembers Friends Who Passed in 2014

The Ouimet Fund is blessed to have great friends and supporters.  Sadly, many of them passed on in 2014.  Nine who were particularly close to The Fund in different ways were Jack Casey, Dick Ganong, Lois Gaquin, John Hines, Dan Hurley, Bob Jordan, Peter Maich, Honorable Thomas M. Menino and John Sears. Jack Casey established More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Dick Ganong

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund sadly reports the passing of Richard J. “Dick” Ganong on December 14, 2014. He has suffered with Melanoma and fought it bravely for several years.  Dick was a very proud Ouimet Alum who caddied starting at age 11 at Brae Burn CC.  He went on to play golf at Boston More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Peter Maich

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is greatly saddened with the passing on December 9, 2014 of long-time Director Peter Maich. Mr. Maich served with tremendous distinction as a Ouimet Director since 1995 in a number of roles, but most notably as Chair of the Annual Banquet since Arnold Palmer was honored in 1997.  In recognition More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Passing of John Sears

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is mourning the passing of John Sears, a long-time friend and supporter of The Fund and the Anders Caddies and Anders Scholarship at The Country Club. He and his late father had also been good friends of Francis Ouimet.          Mr. Sears is seen here at the 2010 Anders Tournament. More >


Ouimet Mourns Loss of Mayor Menino, Helped Start Ouimet Inner-City Program

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund notes with great sadness the passing of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “Mayor Menino was a great friend to the Ouimet Fund and was a major factor in the development of our very successful inner-city program in Boston. He, Diddie Cullinane and a dedicated consortium helped found, in 1996, what More >


Worcester’s Jack McDaniel Named 2014 Ouimet Chair of the Year

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund awarded its 2014 Ouimet Chair of the Year Award to Jack McDaniel of Worcester Country Club. The presentation was made at The Fund’s 66th Annual Meeting at Wollaston Golf Club on October 20, 2014. Mr. McDaniel, Founder and Managing Director of iSUN International Group, has been the Ouimet Chair at More >


Peter Maich Receives Ouimet “Honorary Alumnus Award”

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Committee awarded its 2014 Denny Goodrich Ouimet Honorary Alumnus Award to Peter Maich, a long-time Ouimet Director who has supported the organization in many ways. It was presented at the Ouimet Fund’s 66th Annual Meeting on October 20. Mr. Maich’s son, Will, accepted on his behalf. Mr. Maich has More >


The Fund Remembers Lois Gaquin

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund notes, with great sadness, the passing of Lois Gaquin of West Yarmouth, MA on September 13, 2014.  Great friends of The Fund, Lois and her husband, Jim, began the Cape Cod Open in 1991 and it remains one of the premiere golf tournaments in New England today.  Proceeds of the More >


October 3 Brookline Ouimet Tournament

Brookline, MA—The 14th Annual Brookline Ouimet Tournament will be held at the Robert T. Lynch Golf Club at Putterham on Friday, October 3. The Tournament will benefit The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund. The Tournament began in 2000 when a life-size statue of Brookline native Francis Ouimet and his caddie, Eddie Lowery, was unveiled at the More >


Fund Celebrates Ouimet’s 1914 U.S. Amateur Title & Museum Dedication

On September 5, a ceremony was held to celebrate Mr. Ouimet’s 1914 U.S. Amateur Championship victory 100 years ago to the day!  In attendance were Cynthia Wilcox (Eddie Lowery’s daughter), Dick Reilly (Centennial Chair), and many Massachusetts golf organization representatives.   A new display case was also dedicated in honor of the many activities and More >


Ouimet Fund Mourns Passing of Dan Hurley

The Ouimet Fund and the entire Massachusetts golf community is mourning the passing on August 25 of Daniel “Dan” Hurley, former Massachusetts Golf Association president and a great friend to the Ouimet Fund. “Dan was truly one of the most beloved people in golf in Massachusetts.  He was a long time interviewer of our Scholarship More >


Mass. Golf Community Remembers Bob St. Thomas

St. Thomas (right) with friend and Past GCSANE President Bob DiRico The Ouimet Fund notes, with great sadness, the passing of legendary superintendent Bob St. Thomas on July 31, 2014 at the age of 83 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  His family has requested that memorial donations be made in Bob’s memory to More >


Happy Birthday to Great-Great-Granddaughter of Francis Ouimet

The Fund passes along its congratulations to Francis Ouimet’s great-granddaughter, Caitlin (Macomber) Wallerce and her husband Alan on the birth of their new baby!  Lily McLean Wallerce was born on June 13, 2014 and is the first child for the couple.  The family resides in Charlestown, Mass. Welcome to the world, Lily!


The Fund Remembers John Hines, Associate of Jack Nicklaus

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund notes, with great sadness, the passing on May 14 of John G. Hines, originally from Boston, who was the longtime General Manager of Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio and close advisor to Jack Nicklaus. Mr. Hines was greatly responsible for arranging for the appearance of Jack and Barbara More >


Dick Connolly ’61 Honored For Philanthropic Efforts in Dublin

The National Children’s Research Center in Dublin, Ireland honored Ouimet Alum and Former President Dick Connolly ’61 on Friday, May 9 for his philanthropic efforts. The microscopy center at Our Lady Children’s Hospital (Crumlin) was officially dedicated as the “Richard Connolly Microscopy Center” in honor of Mr. Connolly’s charitable dedication. A philanthropic champion for the More >


The Fund Remembers NFL Alum Earl Morrall

Former NFL quarterback Earl Morrall passed away on Friday, April 25 at the age of 79.  Mr. Morrall played in the NFL for 19 years, and is remembered as the starting QB for the Miami Dolphins’ perfect season in 1972. An active member of the NFL Alumni Association, Mr. Morrall was a friend of the More >


Bob Beach Elected into NEPGA Hall of Fame

The Ouimet Fund congratulates Ouimet Alum Bob Beach, the PGA Head Professional at Braintree Municipal Golf Course and Co-Founder “Golf For All”, as he was elected into the NEPGA Hall of Fame last week.  Mr. Beach was the winner of the 2013 PGA of America National Patriot Golf Award for his work with disabled veterans, More >


#TEAMOUIMET runs Boston 2014

The Ouimet Fund was lucky enough, once again, to receive two bibs for the Boston Marathon from the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program!  Ouimet Alum Chris Rumul ’06 (l) and John Weinsheim (r) ran the tough 26.2 mile course for #TEAMOUIMET on Monday, April 21st while fundraising for the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.  By race More >


Joe Onstott Honored With AESC Award

Director Joe Onstott was recently presented with the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) for his contributions to the executive search profession.  Mr. Onstott is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of The Onstott Group, a retained executive search firm located in Wellesley, MA.  Since its founding in 1987, Joe More >


Jack Casey Remembered

The Ouimet Fund sadly notes the passing of long-time supporter Jack Casey who died on March 26 in Jupiter, FL. Jack was a member of Woodland Golf Club, Oyster Harbors Club and Jonathan’s Landing in FL.  He was also a member and past president of the New England Senior Golfers’ Association and helped found the More >


Edwards Appointed Director of Scholarships & Donor Systems

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Michelle Edwards as Director of Scholarships and Donor Systems for the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund. Michelle has been with the Ouimet Fund staff since 2007 as Director of Donor Systems, overseeing a wide range of data needs. Over the past two years she has More >


Team Ouimet: Alum Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro for The Fund!

In February, Ouimet Alum Erik Robinson ’10 ventured out on an adventure of a lifetime as he traveled to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, “the roof of Africa,” as a fundraiser for Ouimet Scholarships!    Robinson graduated from Methodist University’s Professional Golf Management program and is now an Assistant Golf Professional at Morris County Golf More >


Fund Holds Florida Event with Peter Jacobsen

On January 29, 2014, the Ouimet Fund held its first-ever Florida event, the Centennial Campaign Reception, at Quail West in Naples.  The very funny (and Ouimet Centennial Ambassador) Peter Jacobsen was our special guest and spoke of his involvement in The Fund, especially being a Centennial Ambassador and attending the most recent Banquet, the Centennial More >


Ouimet Alum named to American College of Trial Lawyers

Ouimet Alum and long-time Director Dennis (“Denny”) J. Kelly ’68 has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier and most exclusive legal associations in America! A partner at Burns & Levinson, LLP in Boston, Fellowship in the College was extended to him by invitation only.  The College is More >


Bob Beach honored with PGA of America’s Patriot Award

Ouimet Alum Bob Beach ’75, head golf professional at Braintree Municipal Golf Course, was recently honored by the PGA of America with the 2013 Patriot Award! Check out this video narrated by Golf Channel‘s Jimmy Roberts and jump to the 5 minute mark to hear about Mr. Beach’s inspirational dedication to the game.


Jim Moriarty Receives 2013 Ouimet Chair of the Year Award

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund awarded its 2013 Ouimet Chair of the Year Award to Jim Moriarty of Mt. Pleasant Golf Club. The presentation was made at The Fund’s 65th Annual Meeting at Woodland Golf Club on October 21, 2013. Jim Moriarty (l) accepts his Award from Ouimet Fund Executive Director, Bob Donovan.   Mr. More >


Bob Travers, Recipient of 2013 Honorary Alumnus Award

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund proudly announced Bob Travers as the 2013 Denny Goodrich Honorary Ouimet Alumnus Award recipient at the Ouimet Fund’s Annual Meeting on Monday, October 21,2013.  Mr. Travers, a PGA Assistant Golf Professional at The Ridge Club in Sandwich, has been a tremendous champion for The Fund and for young people in More >


18 Questions with Dick Connolly

Ouimet Director and Trustee, Dick Connolly, is featured in the Spring 2013 edition of North Shore Golf magazine.  Bob Albright sat down with Dick and talked about the 1913 U.S. Open, family, caddying, Arnold, etc. View the full article here!


Ouimet Fund Remembers Ken Venturi

The world of golf and the Ouimet Fund lost a great friend Friday with the death of Ken Venturi. While the game remembers him as a great player and broadcaster on CBS-TV, the Ouimet Fund remembers him as the co-honoree of our 2001 Ouimet Banquet along with his late mentor Eddie Lowery. Cynthia Wilcox, Mr. More >


May 15, 2013: Francis Ouimet Day!

On March 22, 2013 Governor Deval L. Patrick signed a Proclamation making May 15, 2013 Francis Ouimet Day! Francis Ouimet, the Ouimet Fund, and Ouimet Alumnus Ryan Durkin were also featured in Nancy Marrapese-Burell’s piece in The Boston Globe on May 2, 2013.  


Dick Connolly Receives Sanctae Crucis Award from Holy Cross

  The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is proud to congratulate Dick Connolly, Jr. on his recent recognition from the College of the Holy Cross.  On May 5th Connolly received the Sanctae Crucis Award, which is the highest non-degree recognition an alumnus or alumna can receive from Holy Cross.  The Ouimet Fund was also extremely proud More >


James McDonough Four Ball Invitational Tournament

James McDonough Four Ball Invitational Tournament Monday, June 10th at Wollaston Golf Club Register for the tournament online! James P. B. McDonough, age 24, died February 26 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Born in Boston and raised in Milton, he was the son of Dr. James and Margaret (Peggy) Sage McDonough. The James McDonough Four Ball More >


Francis Ouimet featured in Boston Globe

Francis Ouimet, the Ouimet Scholarship Fund, and Scholar Ryan Durkin were featured in the Boston Globe on May 2nd in an article by Nancy Marrapese-Burell.  Please see the article below.   Father Figure Ouimet’s historic win in Brookline represents the birth of the game in the US By: Nancy Marrapese-Burell Francis Ouimet’s name has long More >


Ouimet Announces Two New Board Members

Kenneth Johnson is a member of Wollaston Golf Club and a Vice President at Loomis-Sayles who has attended numerous Ouimet events over the last few years. T.J. Martin is a member at Charles River and a Vice President at Cramer who has had a long involvement with The Fund.


2013 Essay Contest: What does golf mean to you?

Running from January through March, the Ouimet Fund’s 2013 Golf Essay Contest gave lovers of the game the chance to win great prizes and participate in the Ouimet 100 celebration.  The original motto of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund was, and still remains, “From what golf has given you, let’s give back to golf.”  During More >


Richard “Rick” Stimets (1959-2013)

  Richard “Rick” Rice Stimets, Jr., 53, a longtime friend of the Ouimet Fund, died peacefully March 16, 2013 while skiing in Vermont with friends. Born in Cape Cod Hospital on May 24, 1959, living in Worcester he spent every summer in Osterville with his family and friends. He was passionate about golf, boating, and the More >


Francis Ouimet Featured in Golf World

Francis Ouimet is featured in the February 4, 2013 issue of Golf World on stands now!  The article, written by Bill Fields, counts down the 18 most important moments in golf starting at Francis’ victory in the 1913 U.S. Open and ending with Tiger Woods winning the last three majors of the 2001 season (U.S. More >


Dick Connolly Profiled in the Boston Irish Reporter

Dick Connolly, Ouimet Scholarship Alumnus, Director, Trustee and former President who has proudly served the Ouimet Fund for over 35 years was recently featured in an article on the Boston Irish Reporter.  Mr. Connolly has been a great supporter of The Fund: Chairman of the Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament for the past 34 years, driving force in More >


Phil Lussier Appointed Chairman of Make-A-Wish America National Board

  The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund would like to congratulate Board Member Phil Lussier on his recent election to the Make-A-Wish America National Board.  His involvement with Make-A-Wish started 11 years ago, when his son was granted a wish.  Lussier has served on the board of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where he was also chair More >


Ouimet 100 Kicks Off at Fenway

On Wednesday, November 14, historic Fenway Park played home to Ouimet 100’s kickoff, the first of many events to  celebrate the centennial of Francis Ouimet’s 1913 U.S. Open victory. (From L to R): Mulvoy, Fields, Whitmer, Trostel, Rosaforte Over 270 friends of The Fund filled the State Street Pavilion Club to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres More >


Ouimet Elects New Officers

During the Annual Meeting the new officers below were elected:   Newly elected Ouimet President, Terry Kennedy (l), presents a        plaque of appreciation to Past President, Dick Reilly (r). President: Terry Kennedy, McGladrey LLP, Wollaston Golf Club 1st Vice President: Greg Gailius, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Nashawtuc Country Club 2nd Vice President: Jim Blue, The Bostonian Group, More >


Phil Psaros Wins 2012 Denny Goodrich Honorary Alumnus Award

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Committee awarded its 2012 Denny Goodrich Ouimet Honorary Alumnus Award to Phil Psaros, head professional at Brae Burn County Club. Mr. Psaros has been a great friend to the Ouimet Fund, playing in the Ouimet Marathon for 11 years as both an assistant professional and now the head professional More >


William Healy, M.D. Wins 2012 Ouimet Chair of the Year Award

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund awarded its 2012 Ouimet Chair of the Year Award to William L. Healy, M.D. of Concord Country Club and Eastward Ho! Club. The presentation was made at The Fund’s 64th Annual Meeting at Brae Burn Country Club on October 22, 2012. Dr. William Healy (l) received the 2012 Ouimet Chair More >


Mark Frost Releases 10th Book

Mark Frost, author of Greatest Game Ever Played, producer and screenwriter of the famed 2005 Disney movie, and a great friend of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Funds’ recently released his tenth book titled, The Paladin Prophecy. This is the first of an anticipated trilogy and was praised as, “A remarkably suspenseful ride. I can’t wait More >


Hospital Wing Named After Dick Connolly

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin and the National Children’s Research Centre in Dublin, Ireland last week announced they have renamed their Microscopy Centre in honor of Dick Connolly, managing director and wealth advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Boston. The “Richard Connolly Microscopy Centre” was officially announced Sept. 11 at the 30th Annual More >


Ouimet Scholars Caddie at the Deutsche Bank Championship Pro-Am

On Thursday, August 30th, 140 Ouimet Scholars and Friends participated in the 10th Annual Deutsche Bank Championship Pro-Am. Since the start of the tournament the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has had the pleasure of supplying the caddies for the amateur players in the Pro-Am.   This year, the Ouimet Fund dedicated some of the caddying More >


2012 Ouimet Summer Events and Highlights

The Ouimet golf season kicked off this spring with the 21st Cape Cod Open.  Held at Old Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course and Hyannis Golf Club, Geoff Sisk (pro) took the title on May 31 with three rounds under par (64-68-69) which put him at a 12-under 201 for the tournament.  Garren Poirier of Green Mountain More >


NESGA Scholarship presented to Michael Oliveri, Renamed after Jack Casey

Michael Oliveri of Woodland (r), accepts a plaque commemorating his winning the 2011-2012 New England Senior Golfers’ Association Scholarship from Ouimet Fund Director Bob Donovan. The presentation was made at Woodland Golf Club on June 4 at a dinner during the NESGA’s annual Jarboe Bowl. Mr. Oliveri, a senior at Westfield State, has worked at More >


Fund Announces Ouimet 100 Celebration

The Ouimet Fund announced that it will launch a major celebration of the centennial of Francis Ouimet’s historic 1913 US Open victory – “Ouimet 100”. “Mr. Ouimet’s 1913 US Open victory is the most significant moment in American golf history, and we are honored to be carrying on his legacy.  It is thrilling to be More >


Roger Barry, Golf Writer and Friend of The Fund

  The Ouimet Fund is saddened by the news that Roger Barry, long-time golf editor of the Patriot Ledger Newspapers and a great friend to the Ouimet Fund, passed away recently after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Mr. Barry was one of the most respected golf writers in the country and a tremendous More >


Oyster Harbors Club Leads Ouimet Marathon

Chris Catena, an assistant pro at Oyster Harbors, and Fundraiser Rick Stimets stretched the Oyster Harbors streak to five straight years as top fundraising club in the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 20th Golf Marathon on Wednesday. Catena, a 29 year old in both his first year at Oyster Harbors and in the Marathon, played 182 More >


Fund’s Annual Meeting Celebrates 2011

The Ouimet Fund recently held its Annual Meeting at Oak Hill CC in Fitchburg. Board members, supporters, and friends gathered for a terrific day of golf on the Donald Ross layout which hosted the 2011 Mass Open. Following play, The Fund took time as part of the Annual Meeting to honor a few individuals for More >


Hyannisport Club Celebrates Ten Years of Endowed Award

Hyannisport Club Head Professional Mike Haberl stops for a photo with Hyannisport members Steve Guimond and Ed Walsh, the Ouimet Chairman at the club. The plaque presented to Mr. Guimond commemorated the recent 10 year anniversary of the Hyannisport Club Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the supporting tournament.  


9th Annual Investing in Lifetimes Reception Brings Together Scholars and Supporters

On Wednesday, June 15, current Scholars were joined by Endowed Scholarship donors, Ouimet Directors, and other friends of The Fund at the 9th Annual Investing in Lifetimes Endowed Scholarship Reception. The reception was held at Wellesley Country Club, and a strong turnout produced a memorable evening! The night began with a reception offering the chance for More >


2012 Ouimet Society Calendar Begins at Oyster Harbors

On Monday, June 11th, the Francis Ouimet Society enjoyed a gorgeous day on the links at one of the best courses the Cape has to offer. 104 society members, banquet sponsors and guests traveled to Osterville, MA for a day at Oyster Harbors Club, one of The Fund’s most loyal supporters. Guests arriving at the More >


Whelan Holds Ouimet Memorial Lead

Ouimet Memorial Video (The Boston Herald) Jack Whelan held off a strong charge for a wire-to-wire victory in the 45th Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament at Woodland Golf Club on Friday. The 19 year old St. Lawrence University sophomore from Myopia Hunt Club had a final round one-under-par 71 for a five under par 211 and More >


Mark O’Meara Honored at 16th Annual Banquet

O’Meara Honored At Annual Banquet Mark O’Meara, a tremendously consistent player and winner of two major championships, was the guest speaker and honored with the 16th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 63rd Annual Banquet. The banquet was held Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Boston Marriott More >


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