The largest golf dinner in the United States, the Ouimet Banquet has become a fixture in the golf community, attracting upwards of 1,500 guests each year!
This major fundraising event, held each year, is a major factor in our ability to award Ouimet Scholarships, which in 2019 will be $2.2 Million. It is always a special evening and a fantastic opportunity to hear from the Banquet Honorees, as well as the student speakers – who represent the thousands of Ouimet Scholar success stories.
Past honorees include Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, Eddie Lowery & Ken Venturi, Former President George H.W. Bush, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Nancy Lopez, Greg Norman, Peter Jacobsen, Barbara & Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Annika Sorenstam, Mark O’Meara, Francis Ouimet, Brad Faxon, Nick Price, and most recently Jim Furyk.
We could not be more excited to have the legendary Johnny Miller, a two-time major champion & winner of 25 PGA Tour events. Johnny has also had a remarkable career as a broadcaster for NBC Sports, and has been a staple on golf broadcasts for decades.
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund was founded in 1949. Since its founding it has awarded nearly $34 million in need-based scholarship assistance to 5,700 students. Ouimet Scholars have served at least two years as caddies or in pro shop or course superintendent operations in Massachusetts, and many have gone on to outstanding positions of leadership in business and professional careers. The Ouimet Fund is a 501 (c) (3) organization and is considered, “The Golf Charity of Massachusetts™.”