The Ouimet Fund is excited to announce Tom Kite as the 2020 Annual Banquet Honoree and present him with the Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf. Mr. Kite will be the 23rd recipient and joins many of the game’s great players, such as Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Gary Player, Annika Sorenstam, and most recent Honoree Johnny Miller. Kite will headline this important event, which remains the largest golf dinner in the country and critical to The Fund’s ability to continue increasing need-based scholarships.
Mr. Kite was a consistent force in the game during his career, which included 19 Tour victories and a memorable win at the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He was a regular on the U.S Ryder Cup team, competing on seven occasions and Captaining the team in 1997. In 2000, Mr. Kite became eligible for the PGA TOUR Champions where he won another ten times and added another major, The Countrywide Tradition. Mr. Kite was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004 and has been recognized by his peers and the golfing community with many other awards, most notably the Bob Jones Award in 1979. Along with Mr. Kite’s sportsmanship and playing accomplishments, he started what is now a renowned golf course design business which has designed many top courses, including Liberty National.
We invite all Ouimet supporters to join the nearly 1,200 New England golf fans who kick off their golf season at the Ouimet Annual Banquet. The evening’s MC will be Golf Channel personality Dave Marr, who will help us get to know Mr. Kite in a fireside chat setting. The evening will also celebrate longtime Ouimet supporter Mac Brawn, who will be honored with the Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service.