The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, Inc. (TSF of Wakefield) held their annual Golf Tournament at the Bear Hill Golf Club in Stoneham on Monday, September 21, 2015 with Rob Curley shooting a 82 and winning the TSF tournament for the second straight year and third time overall. Actually, three players finished at 82 but in a match of cards, Curley won. In second place was Patty O’Keefe and Jim Fahey finished third.
It was an ideal day for golf as 64 participants received their greetings and ground rules from Bear Hill assistant pro Jeff Wirbal and tournament co-chairmen Tom Merchant and Bob Curran in preparation of the 12:15 shotgun start.
Pro shop gift certificates and trophies were awarded to the low gross and low net winners. The top three low net winners, determined by the Callaway System, had Joe Curley with a net 73 and he was followed by Howard Melanson and Jim Curley.
Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive on one, closest to the line on twelve and closest to the pin on the four par threes. The longest drive went to Rob Curley and closest to the line was James Taylor. The closest to the pin on the second hole was Joe Curley at 10’, on the seventh hole it was P.J. Nelson at 5’3”, on the eleventh hole it was Joe Gilligan at 5’11” and on the sixteenth Pat O’Keefe was at 4’2”.
TSF is most grateful to the sponsors of this tournament the: Wakefield Cooperative Bank, the Wakefield Daily Item, and Boston Private. Volunteers Roberta DiNitto and Jean Hall checked the golfers in and supplied them with a sleeve of Titelist golf balls.
Following the golf, the Bear Hill staff served a delicious buffet dinner including: salad, rolls, baked beans, corn on the cob, chicken and steak tips. Roberta DiNitto and Jean Hall sold tickets for a special fundraising raffle, which offered more than $1500 in prizes including many gift certificates and golf equipment.
The TSF of Wakefield appreciates the generosity of the following merchants who made donations to the special raffle: Sabatino’s, The Medicine Store, The Farmland, My Brother’s Place, Meletharb’s Ice Cream, Wakefield Bowladrome, McDonough’s Liquors, Ninety-Nine Restaurant of Stoneham, Dockside Restaurant, Suburu of Wakefield, Subway, Brother’s Deli & Restaurant, Wakefield House of Pizza, Kipo’s Roast Beef, Billy’s Roast Beef & Seafood, Greenwood Wine & Spirits, Morena’s Cucina Rustica, All City T-Stop, Dino’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Laurie’s 9:09 Raw Bar and Steakhouse, Lisa’s Family Pizzeria, The Chuck Wagon Diner, Quick & Clean Car Wash, The Optical House, Bamboo House, North Ave. Diner, Café Italia, The Gingerbread Construction Co., Longhorn Steak House of Reading, Liberty Bell Roast Beef of Melrose, MG Fitness, Greenwood House of Pizza, Honey Dew Donuts, Hart’s Hardware, Oye’s Restaurant of Reading, Chili’s Grill & Bar of Reading, Sun’n Air Golf Center in Danvers, Melrose Wakefield Florist, Tom Merchant, Jay Pinette, Jack O’Leary and Jim Scott.
TSF is most grateful for the support of the numerous individuals and businesses who sponsored a golf hole. They were:Bob Winsor, Realtors, Brian McGrail, Attorney at Law; Brownson Insurance Agency; Charles F. Hartshorne & Son Insurance; Christopher J. Barrett Realtors; Eastern Bank; Fahey’s Tire Center, Inc.; Jasper J. Lawson, PHD & Assoc.; John Butler Interests; John J. McCarthy, Jr. CPA & Attorney at Law; Joseph A. Curley Insurance Agency; McDonald Funeral Home; Mel & Sons Oil Sales, Inc.; Middlesex Gases & Technologies; Plumb Rite; Simeola & Simeola, P.C.; The Pinette Family; The Savings Bank; The Skulley Family; Vito’s Tailor Shop; Wakefield Insurance Agency and Wakefield Investments, Inc.
The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield was founded in 1960. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to needy residents of Wakefield in their full time pursuit of higher education. For further information, please call the TSF office at 781-245-4890 or visit us at www.tsfofwakefield.org.
Photos by Ann Hadley