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 National in Vermont, won the Guy Tedesco Bowl as Low Amateur over the three days with an even par total of 213. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Guy Tedesco Endowed Scholarship.
The James McDonough Endowed Scholarship was newly created this year. It honors James, who was born and raised in Milton and passed away on February 26, 2011 in Charleston, South Carolina. This year the second annual James McDonough 4-ball was held at Wollaston Golf Club on June 11. James was a highly promising young player with a great passion for the game. Scholarships have been created in his name and proceeds from the tournament will go to the scholarships at St. Sebastian’s School and the Ouimet Fund
Pictured: Peggy and Jim McDonough, parents of the late James McDonough.
A new Ouimet endowed scholarship has been created in the name of the late Killer Foy. Mr. Foy was a long-time PGA Tour caddie, a member of the Professional Caddies Association Hall of Fame and a great mentor to many. It will be for a Ouimet scholar from The Country Club or Franklin Park Golf Course.
Mr. Killer Foy, pictured.
On June 14th, Ouimet endowed scholarship recipients, donors and Ouimet Fund Directors came together at Wellesley Country Club for the 10th Annual Investing in Lifetimes Reception to speak to the program’s incredible impact. Dick Reilly, Ouimet Fund President, spoke of having 98 endowed scholarships with $8.3 Million in endowed funds which last year threw off nearly 25% of the total awards. There were two “student” speakers for the evening: Ouimet Alumna, Maeghan Kilfoil, and Alumnus Stephen Sypek. Both spoke of how the Ouimet Scholarship helped them greatly throughout their four years of college.
(L-R) Patrick Heffernan ’13, Judy Boudreau, David O’Brien and Nathaniel Eskinazi ’13
The 2nd Annual Walter D. Fitzgerald golf tournament was held at Norfolk Golf Club in Westwood on July 23. Mr. Fitzgerald was a legendary coach and teacher within the Boston School Department. He was also a professional football referee in the AFL, NFL, and for the Eastern College Athletic Conference. He was the Ouimet Chairman at Norfolk Country Club for many years. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Ouimet Fund.
Walter Fitzgerald, Jr (far left), Joan Fitzgerald (2nd from right) and Elaine Green (far right) stand with the winning team of: Bob Donovan, Brad Wright, Joe Kenney, Walter Kelly.
On July 30th, 24 Ouimet Scholars graduated from the Dale Carnegie Course at Bentley University. Dale Carnegie, which is celebrating their centennial this year, is a program which aims to strengthen inter-personal relationships and teaches individuals how to manage stress in a fast-changing workplace. It was the tenth year of the program donated by John MacKinnon of Performing Training Association. Over 240 Ouimet Scholars have participated.
Ouimet Scholars make final Dale Carnegie presentation.
A gung-ho group of golfers played in the Summer Solstice event on Monday, July 30 at Sterling National Country Club. Summer Solstice is a 54 hole golf event with all proceeds benefiting the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund.
Pictured: Solstice Char Dann Graham (2nd from left) with some of the Summer Solstice competitors.
In a special ceremony, A Ouimet Society lifetime membership was created in the name of the late Sherm Olson. Donations in Mr. Olson’s name were made to the Ouimet Fund and added to the Harrison G. Taylor, Jr. Worcester Country Club Scholarship. A plaque was presented to Mrs. Elaine Olson, widow of Sherm, at a ceremony at Worcester Country Club on August 1.
(L-R) Mike Grilli, Elaine Olson,
and Walter Jenson
The Francis Ouimet Scholars participated, for the 14th year, in the NFL Alumni/New England Chapter Annual Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club in North Andover on August 6. The scholar’s job for the day was to keep score for an NFL Alumni player and his foursome. Through this 14 year relationship, the NFL Alumni started the The NFL Alumni Team Spirit Award, an endowed scholarship that is awarded each year to an Ouimet Scholar who overcame unique challenges and has exhibited exemplary service in their community, school and at the golf course. This year the recipient was Nii-KpaKpa Quartey, front row left.
The 27th Annual Onstott Invitational was held on Monday, August 6th at Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, MA. All net proceeds are donated to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund and used toward endowed scholarships in memory of David Page, John Watt and Kevin Onstott.