2017-10-11 / Front Page

Golf tournament raises more than $20,000 for Springfield Hospital

Golfers head out to the green at the 17th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge, which raised more that $20,000 for the hospital’s Childbirth Center renovations.  — COURTESY PHOTOGolfers head out to the green at the 17th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge, which raised more that $20,000 for the hospital’s Childbirth Center renovations. — COURTESY PHOTOSPRINGFIELD — The 17th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge, held at at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 21, raised more than $20,000 in proceeds to support the hospital’s campaign to renovate its Childbirth Center.

A record 32 teams of golfers competed for awards and raffle prizes. Thirty sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which included a box lunch, dinner buffet, complimentary refreshments on the course, and a gift to every golfer of a fleece vest with tournament logo.

Tournament sponsors were Black River Produce, Coverys, H.P. Cummings Construction, Griffin Construction, IPG Employee Benefits Specialists, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Richard Marasa MD, NFP Property & Casualty, and Springfield Printing Corporation. Club professional, Michael Santa Maria, and the Okemo staff took very good care of the golfers and helped make the event an overall success, according to a press release from the hospital.

Team and individual winners were:

A flight — First Place, Low Gross: Kevin Theissen, Ted Stryhas, Ryan McGuire, Ed Richter; Second Place, Low Gross: Tom Hoyt, Brian Stowell, Peter Goodrich, Joe Tolman; First Place, Low Net: Shannon Gaulin, Chris Gautreau, Todd Lagrow, Rick Bazluke; Second Place, Low Net: Rick Marasa, Tim Kangas, Rich Lane, Chris Garvey.

B flight — First Place, Low Gross: Roger Cawvey, Jacob Cawvey, Russ Either, Alan Kinney; Second Place, Low Gross: Chad Illingworth, Gary Parzych, Eric Warren, Chris Cappello; First Place, Low Net: Keith Hanatow, Todd Watkins, John Brash, Mike Darcy; Second Place, Low Net: Neal McIntyre, John Birch, Josh Witkin, Clayton White.

Closest to the Line was Dan Patria, and Longest Putt went to Peter Goodrich.


Return to top