New England Marathon
Interstate 99 a huge success as team raises almost $10,000 for Foundation.
-New England, USA
The New England PGA’s Interstate 99 Golf Marathon was a huge success on Tuesday. The team raised more than $9,000 and saw many smiles throughout a very long day.
Dave McAdams, Ryan Kesten, PGA, Mike Higgins, Chris Clayton and Tommy Austin played in what turned out to be 108 holes for the day. They began at the Quechee Club in Quechee, VT at 5am. After playing 36 holes in just under two hours, the team loaded back into the van and headed to the next course. They then traveled to play 18 holes at Montcalm GC in NH, The Ledges GC in ME, Renaissance in MA, and Kirkbrae CC in RI.
At most locations the group featured a guest player. In VT and NH Honorary President Larry Kelley, PGA joined the group. In NH, PGA Professional Corey Mansfield, PGA was also on hand to play a fast-paced 18 holes with the group. In ME, NEPGA President Rob Jarvis was with the team, and in RI, Mike Bradshaw, PGA played.
At Quechee in VT, Renaissance in Mass., and The Ledges in ME, PGA professionals were on hand to help the group move through their respective courses and offer advice. T.J. Anthione, PGA had everything ready for the NEPGA team when they arrived at 5am. Stuart Cady, PGA and Ben Tyler, PGA gave the players some lunch and extra golf balls on the course. Dan Limauro, PA at the Ledges gave some course advice and helped the team navigate through member groups.
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Announces Campbell-Beach Scholarship
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has announced a new permanently endowed scholarship in the names of New England PGA Hall of Fame professionals: the late Ken Campbell and Bob Beach. The Campbell-Beach Scholarship was announced at The Fund’s 15th “Investing in Lifetimes” Reception at Wellesley Country Club on June 20. It was funded by a special gift from Ouimet Alumnus Dan McLaughlin ’78 and his wife, Julie. Mr. McLaughlin gave a very moving and inspirational talk which was the highlight of the evening.