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, Special Olympics, and people with different abilities.
Beach has also won the following NEPGA Awards: 2008 Professional of the Year Award; 2005 Teacher of the Year Award; 1996 Junior Golf Leader Award (now known as the Youth Player Development Award); 2009, 2011, and 2012 Horton Smith Award; 2007 President’s Plaque Award (now known as the Player Development Award); and 2012 and 2013 NEPGA Patriot Golf Award.
“My initial reaction to getting the news was it was an April fool’s joke, since it was April 1st,” said Beach. “The Award is a testament to our veterans and the people with different abilities I have had the privilege of helping through the years. They are the true heroes. It is an honor to be able to help this great group of people. I will continue to volunteer as much as I can and help as many people as I can.”
We are proud to have Bob Beach as a member of the Ouimet Fund family, and thank him for all of the work he continues to do for so many people and the game of golf throughout Massachusetts!